Current UCSC Student

You are a current student if: 

  • You took classes at UCSC this spring 
  • You have been on a Leave of Absence but are returning effective this Summer.
  • You are a former student who has been readmitted for this Summer.

New to Summer Classes?

Enroll

  • To enroll in summer classes: simply log on to my.ucsc.edu and add summer classes to your cart like you would for the rest of the year.
    • January - Summer Courses and instructors available on our website 
    • March 15 - Course details are available in Class Search 
    • May 1 - Enrollment opens for all students 
  • If you applied to graduate in spring, you will not see the option for summer classes. To fix this, you need to change your proposed graduation to summer by submitting the Apply/Reapply for Graduation (Undergraduates) form to the Registrar. If you were enrolled at UCSC in Spring and did not apply to graduate, but do not see an option for summer enrollment, email summer@ucsc.edu. Include your Student ID# in your inquiries.
  • If you did not take classes this spring but have attended UCSC in the past and did not graduate, visit our former UCSC student page for the next steps.
  • Since enrollment for the summer quarter is optional, students aren't considered "part-time" or "full time".
  • If you are paying out of pocket, there are no minimum credits required (Financial Aid eligibility has minimums). 
  • You cannot retake a class until your failing grade posts. 

Courseload

  • There is no credit minimum in summer.
  • There is a 15 credit maximum per session.
  • There is a 30 credit maximum for the entire summer.  

If you would like to exceed this maximum, you would need permission from your college adviser, who should email summer@ucsc.edu with permission. 

FYI

  • If you're in a summer prereq during the spring quarter, that's great - your portal will see spring classes and allow you to enroll in summer.
  • If you need a Summer Session 1 class that's a prereq of a Session 2 class, enroll in the Session 1 class.  Contact our office (summer@ucsc.edu), and we can get you enrolled in the Session 2 class.
  • If you're failing a spring class that you want to re-take in summer, you need to wait until the spring grade posts to add the summer class.

Drop

  • If you cannot attend a course you're enrolled in; you must drop yourself. Instructors do not drop students for non-attendance. If you are enrolled, you will be responsible for paying the tuition, unless you drop by the deadline
  • After you drop, your tuition will recalculate in 24 hours, removing the tuition for the credits you dropped.
  • There is no course cancellation fee this summer. For 2020, the non-refundable $50 cancellation fee if you drop all your summer classes is suspended.

Deadlines

  • Check our calendar for session dates and add, drop, and withdraw deadlines over summer. 

Tuition

  • See our fees page for the per-credit tuition rate, plus the one-time campus fee. 

Financial Aid - Priority Packaging - Enroll by June 1

  • UCSC students eligible for Financial Aid should review the summer aid information on their website or drop into a zoom advising session
  • The Summer Grant Calculator is now available! It is a tool you can use to help estimate the grant amount you may receive for the summer.

VA Benefits

Discounts

Summer Sticker

  • If you are enrolled in Summer Session, starting June 21 you can bring your student ID Card to the ID Card Services will call window at the Baytree Bookstore.