Visiting Student Registration

Visitor and fall admit Registration open April 1 - June 15. No exceptions will be made after this deadline. Even if you took summer classes at UC Santa Cruz last year, all visiting students must register annually to enroll in courses.

First Steps:
  • Submit your online registration (April 1 - June 15)
  • 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 only start processing your form after payment is complete.

After you Register:

  • Staff will begin processing the moment your $50 payment is received. 
  • When processing is complete, you will receive an email with details, confirming you are now active to enroll in summer classes. 
  • Please view our page on navigating MyUCSC for assistance with adding classes, changing passwords, etc.
  • Information on fees and tuition, housing, dining, parking, and summer advising are under fundamentals on our website.

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.