Fall Admit Frosh - Summer Session

All incoming students who want to enroll in Summer Session are considered "visiting students" and must first register to activate their account for summer enrollment.  

Registration open April 1 - June 15

First Steps:
  • Submit your online registration 
  • Pay the nonrefundable $50 registration fee. The earlier you complete your registration and payment, the better, especially if you would like Financial Aid consideration.

After you Register:

  • Staff will begin processing the moment your payment is received.
  • When processing is complete, you will receive an email with details, confirming you are now active to enroll in summer classes. Enrollment opens for all students on May 1. 
  • Please view our page on navigating MyUCSC for assistance with adding classes, changing passwords, etc.

Check Your UCSC Gmail:

  • Google powers the UCSC Email system. All faculty, staff, and students have an individual UCSC Google Gmail account (cruzID@ucsc.edu).
  • All official UC and UCSC communication uses your @ucsc.edu email address.
  • All instructors will contact you via your UCSC email, especially important if you are in an online course. All online course information will go exclusively to your UCSC Gmail account.

Guidance on selecting courses:

  • Check the Course Highlights for a list of suggested courses for incoming frosh from the Academic Advising community.
  • Explore summer session courses through class search. Be sure to select the ‘Summer Quarter’ term (if it is not the default).
  • Get started with the Frosh Advising Guide from Undergraduate Advising.
  • Interested in getting a General Education Requirement met? Read up on UCSC’s GE Requirements.

*Math courses require placement at the appropriate level; more information about math placement here.

Information on fees and tuitionhousingdiningparking, and summer advising is under fundamentals on our website.