Visiting Student Course Enrollment

Guidance on selecting courses:

  • All courses and details are available in Class Search (be sure to select the '2020 Summer Quarter' term)
  • If you attend another college, 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. 
  • Check the Course Highlights for a list of suggested courses from our Academic Advising community. The list represents good options for students taking their first classes at UCSC 
  • Interested in satisfying a General Education Requirement? Read up on UCSC GE Requirements
  • Explore previous years' syllabi to see the pace and course load of specific classes

Math Preparation Assessment

Timely preparation can help you get your UCSC experience off to a great start. UCSC uses the online preparation and placement system ALEKS to assess students' current math skills and knowledge. Accurate assessment will help you enroll in a UCSC math course that will be challenging, but not overwhelming.

Steps to Enroll:

Once you have completed all steps to register, it can take 5-10 business days to set up your accounts. You will receive an 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 2020 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.

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 class notes, feel free to contact us at for guidance.  Include the course number and name in your message.

Instructors use your UCSC Gmail. All official UC and UCSC communication is e-mailed to the address.

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.
  • There is a non-refundable $50 cancellation fee if you enroll in classes at any time but decide to drop them all of them.