Visiting Student Registration

Registration open April 1 - June 15

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 to transfer your transcript(s) at the end of the summer. 
  • 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 up to five business days to complete. 
  • 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. Enrollment opens for all students on May 1.
  • Please view our page on navigating MyUCSC for assistance with adding classes, changing passwords, etc.

Check Your UCSC Gmail:

  • Google powers the UCSC Email system. All faculty, staff, and students have an individual UCSC Google Gmail account (
  • All official UC and UCSC communication uses your email address.
  • All instructors will contact you via your UCSC email, especially important if you are in an online course. All online course information will go exclusively to your UCSC Gmail account.

Information on dates and deadlinesfees and tuitionhousingdining, and parking is under fundamentals on our website.