Visiting Student Registration

Registration is open Thursday, July 27 through Saturday, July 29 at 11:59 p.m. Register to be able to enroll in Session 2 classes. No exceptions made after the deadline.

First Steps:
  • Submit your online registration 
  • If you have ever attended UCSC, please include your ID number.  If you are a visiting student, you may not have a UCSC ID number. If you are from another UC, provide your home campus ID number so your transcripts can be efficiently transferred over! 
  • Pay the nonrefundable $50 registration fee.  We start processing your form after payment is complete.

After you Register:

  • The registration process is not immediate and involves multiple offices - we estimate it will take three days max to complete. 
  • Staff will begin processing the moment your payment is received - we want you to be able to start class Monday or Tuesday. The earlier you complete your registration, the better.
  • When processing is complete, you will receive an email with your UCSC ID number, your CruzID, and access to set up your passwords so you're able to log into your MyUCSC portal for enrollment.
  • In the event that you aren't active and enrolled by Monday, go to your first class anyway so you don't miss anything.  Your account summer set up (or re-activation for returning UCSC students) should be completed by end of Tuesday.
  • If you don’t see the email by Wednesday, please contact us at Continue attending class in the meantime.
  • Please view our page on navigating MyUCSC for assistance with adding classes, changing passwords, etc.
  • Then you can enroll in Session 2 courses! The add deadline is Thursday, August 3 at 11:59 p.m.

Instructors use your UCSC Gmail:

  • The UCSC Email system is powered by Google. All faculty, staff, and students have an individual UCSC Google Gmail account (
  • All official UC and UCSC communication is e-mailed to the address.
  • This is especially important if you are in an online course. All online course information will go exclusively to your UCSC Gmail account.