Fall Admit Transfer - Summer Session

If you chose not to attend Transfer Edge, as an incoming UCSC student, you can still begin making degree progress the summer before your first year through Summer Session (on-campus) or online (from anywhere). If you are an incoming international transfer student, find out about your requirements here.

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

Fall admit registration open April 1 - June 15. No exceptions made after the deadline.

First Steps:
  • Submit your online registration 
    • Under question 2 - Put your UCSC ID number
    • Under the "Enrollment" select, "no" and "None of the above."
registration example

After You Register:

  • Staff will begin processing the moment your $50 payment is received. 
  • When processing is complete, you will receive an email with details, confirming you are now active to enroll in summer classes. Then you can enroll in courses.
  • 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 (coming in spring!) for a list of suggested courses for transfer students from the Academic Advising community.
  • Explore summer courses through class search. Be sure to select the ‘Summer Quarter’ term (if not the default).
  • Get started with the Transfer Advising Guide from Undergraduate Advising.
  • Interested in getting a General Education Requirement met? Read up on UCSC’s GE Requirements.
  • Connect with STARS (Services for Transfer and Re-entry students) for academic guidance and support.

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

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  • Optional on-campus housing is available for Summer Session. As a transfer student, you usually would not have access to login to Student Housing Online (studenthousing.ucsc.edu) until June 5th, but if you are attending Summer Session, the housing office can give you early access to submit a Summer application only. If you have any questions, please email housing@ucsc.edu, and they will work with you so you can submit a summer app.

Incoming International Transfer Students

Information on fees and tuitionhousingdiningparking, and summer advising are under Student Life on our website.