Current UCSC Student

You are a current student if: 

  • You took classes at UCSC in spring 2019


  • To enroll in summer classes: simply log on to and add summer classes to your cart like you would 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 were enrolled at UCSC in Spring and did not apply to graduate, but do not see an option for summer enrollment, please contact us at (831) 459-5373 or Please 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 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). 


  • 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 with the permission. 


  • If you're in a summer prereq during 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 (, 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.


  • 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 a non-refundable $50 cancellation fee if you drop all your summer classes. 


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


  • 2019 Tuition is $279 per credit, plus a one-time $283 campus fee. See our fees page for more details. 

Financial Aid - Priority Packaging - Enroll by June 1

  • UCSC students eligible for Financial Aid should review the summer aid information or stop by their office at Hahn 205.
  • The Summer Grant Calculator is now available! It is a tool you can use to help estimate the grant amount you may receive for summer.


  • Ambitious Summer Award - Students who complete 15 credits or more receive a $680 award towards tuition which posts to your portal in August. 


Summer Sticker

  • You'll need a summer sticker for the buses and OPERS. Pick up your sticker at the Summer Session office in Hahn 140 after the first day of Session 1 (not at your college). 
  • Your summer sticker is good ALL SUMMER regardless of which session(s) you're enrolled in! For example, even if you're just taking classes in Session 1, your sticker still works throughout Session 2.