Visiting Student Course Enrollment

Guidance on selecting courses:

  • You can also explore 2020 courses by department. 2021 classes will be on our website starting December 7.
  • All courses and details are available in Class Search starting March 15 (be sure to select the '2021 Summer Quarter' term from the drop-down)
  • Explore previous years' syllabi to see the pace and course load of specific classes


  • Use the official transfer and articulation system for California’s public colleges and universities
  • Ask your registrar's office or your academic department which of our classes transfer back into your degree program. They often have a list of pre-approved courses to transfer. 

Steps to Enroll:

Once you received your activation e-mail with your student ID number and CruzID and instructions to set up your passwords. Then you can log on to your MyUCSC Student Portal, where you can enroll in classes (just for this summer). 

Step 1: Browse courses under Summer 2021 Term in Class Search

Step 2: Add courses to your shopping cart.

Step 3: Finish the steps to enroll via My Student Center on your MyUCSC portal. If you have questions, follow these directions on how to enroll in a course, you can also watch a how-to video

If you want to take courses with prerequisites and have completed the prerequisites, you may need to show proof to the instructor for their approval.  If it's unclear in the class notes, email for guidance. Include the course number and name in your message.

Remember: Instructors use your UCSC Gmail. All official UC and UCSC communication is e-mailed to your address. If you are not checking it, you will miss the course information. 

If You Chose Not to Attend:

  • If you filled out a registration form but did not pay the $50 fee, you can email and let us know so we stop messaging you. We will cancel your registration.
  • If you registered, and paid your $50 non-refundable fee, but never enrolled in classes, there is no action required. Have a good summer. 
  • If you cannot attend a course you're enrolled in; you MUST DROP yourself. Instructors do not drop students for not attending or not paying. If you do not drop yourself from a course, you will be responsible for paying the tuition for it.