High School Course Enrollment

Guidance on selecting courses:

  • We encourage high school students who will be juniors or seniors to enroll in lower-division courses (those numbered 1 through 99). Some upper divisions are appropriate too but would require pre-approval. Note: Our Writing 2 course is not suitable for visitors. See our recommended courses:

  • All summer courses are here listed by department

  • Interested in getting a General Education Requirement met? Easily transferable to other UC campuses.  Read up on UCSC’s GE Requirements

  • Explore previous years' syllabi to see the pace and course load of specific classes
  • Give us a call at (831) 459-5373!
Math Preparation

UCSC uses the online preparation and placement system ALEKS to assess students' current math skills and knowledge.

Steps to Enroll starting May 1:

Once you have successfully completed all steps to register for Summer Session, you may continue to course enrollment. Note that you will not be able to enroll in courses until you receive your login information after registering (this may take up to two weeks):

  • Step 1: Browse courses through Class Search
  • Step 2: Add courses to your shopping cart
  • Step 3: After May 1. finish the steps to enroll via My Student Center on your MyUCSC portal.  Visit navigating MyUCSC for additional assistance with adding classes, changing passwords, etc.

Please Remember:

  • If you cannot attend a course you're enrolled in; you MUST DROP yourself. Instructors do not drop students in Summer Session. If you do not drop yourself from a course, you will be responsible for paying the tuition for it.
  • There is a non-refundable $50 cancellation fee if you enroll in summer session courses at any time but decide to drop them all. 
  • See our academic calendar for important summer deadlines.