Welcome to UCSC Summer

Congratulations, on your admission to UCSC!

Incoming students are encouraged to start their college experience this summer. Taking just one summer course can open up time in your schedule for an internship, research, or a study abroad program. Choose from two paths to summer in Santa Cruz:

Summer Academy: First Year Summer Session 

Live on campus for six weeks and ease your transition into college life before the rush of fall. Benefits include:

  • 25% off summer tuition (exclusive to Academy Students)
  • Financial Aid available for eligible students
  • Take two courses during Session 2, Navigating the Research University and one course of your choice to earn seven credits
  • Peer mentors, off-campus excursions, and activities

 

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5-Week, 8-Week, or 10-Week sessions available. Choose from over 200 courses in 30 departments including degree requirements, prerequisites, GE's, or online only classes. 

  • Same in & out-of-state tuition rate for students 
  • Financial Aid available for eligible students
  • On-campus housing and dining available (but not mandatory) 
  • Incoming students must register as a visiting student to enroll

 

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