High School Summer Opportunities

Experience Summer at UC Santa Cruz! Our high school programs welcome students (age 14-18) locally and globally to take part in an exciting summer full of challenging college courses, friends, and experiencing Santa Cruz life. Request information or join our mailing list to be reminded of high school program deadlines. 

High school students who completed their sophomore or junior year with a GPA of 3.0+ can live and learn at UC Santa Cruz this summer. 

Choose your path to summer classes at UC Santa Cruz:

High School Summer University
ON-CAMPUS
High School
Summer University
ONLINE

Live on campus or commute. Any high school student who takes Session 1 classes is automatically part of the program.

Benefits include:

  • 50% off summer tuition (exclusive to high school students).
  • Peer mentors, off-campus excursions, and activities.
  • Choose from select Session 1 courses from Biology to Environmental Studies, to Music.
  • Gain academic credits that transfer to a future college or university.

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Earn UC credits from anywhere! choose from a select group of Session 1 online-only courses. 

Benefits include:

  • 50% off summer tuition (exclusive to high school students).
  • Ability to earn transferrable UC credit from anywhere. 
  • Online courses include everything from Intro to Drawing to Podcasting, to STEM Essentials.
  • All you need is a  computer and a reliable internet connection for the duration of the course. 

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