High School - Summer Session 2, 8-Wk, 10-Wk

If you chose not to attend High School Summer University during Summer Session 1, you could still take a class at UC Santa Cruz through Summer Session (on-campus) or online (from anywhere). 

As part of Summer Session, high school students from all over the world who completed their sophomore or junior year with a GPA of 3.0+ can live and learn at UCSC!


  • Many high schools begin in fall before the end of Summer Session 2. No accommodations can be made to end your UC Santa Cruz course early, so be mindful of dates prior to enrolling. 
  • Summer Session 2, 8-Wk and 10-Wk classes are not part of the High School Summer Unversity and do not include peer mentor support or activities. 


Explore the cost, courses, and FAQs on our website. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Register (open April 1 - June 15) Even if took summer classes at UC Santa Cruz last year, all visiting students must register annually to enroll in classes.
  2. Submit High School Verification form 
  3. Choose your class(es) (more information about enrollment here)
  4. Apply for Session 2, 8-Wk, or 10-Wk housing (if living on campus)
  5. Get Packing!

Questions about Summer Session 2, 8-Wk or 10-Wk Session? 
Email: summer@ucsc.edu