Summer Academic Calendar

If you enroll and then drop all of your summer courses, there is a non-refundable $50 cancellation fee. 

All deadlines below are 11:59 p.m. PST.  Important reminders:

  • There is no "Add by Petition" in summer. You must enroll by the deadline below.
  • There is no "Administrative Drop" in the summer. You must drop yourself by the deadline below.
  • There are no waitlists or crashing classes in summer.
  • The University administration is closed July 4 as a holiday (no classes)

Jump to Session 1, Session 2, 8-Week, 10-Week, or Independent Studies deadlines. 


    December 16

  • 2020 classes are posted on the Course by Department page on our website.

  • March 15

  • Class Search opens for Summer 2020

  • April 1 - June 15

  • Visitor Registration Period (annual registration is necessary for anyone who did not take Spring 2020 classes). Includes visiting students and inactive UCSC students. 

    High School Summer University students' registration deadline is June 1


  • May 1

  • Enrollment opens for all students. Enroll in your MyUCSC portal. 

  • June 1

  • Priority Financial Aid eligibility deadline. Current UCSC students can still qualify for summer aid if they enroll after June 1, your aid will be delayed. It may take up to three weeks after enrollment for your aid to disburse.

  • Session 1

  • June 22 - July 24, 2020

    Deadlines
    • Add - Thursday, June 25
     Drop - Monday, June 29 (tuition reversed*)
     Financial Aid Disbursement - Monday, June 15 (if enrolled by June 1 priority deadline
     Request "W" Grade - Friday, July 10 (no tuition reversal)
    • Change Grade Option - Friday, July 10
     Grades Due - Thursday, July 30

    *If at any point you enroll in summer courses and then drop to zero credits, you will be charged a non-refundable $50 cancellation fee.


  • Session 2

  • July 27 - August 28, 2020

    Deadlines
    • Add - Thursday, July 30
     Drop - Monday, August 3 (tuition reversed*)
     Financial Aid Disbursement - Monday, July 20 (if enrolled by June 1 priority deadline
    Request "W" Grade - Friday, August 14 (no tuition reversal)
     Change Grade Option - Friday, August 14
     Grades Due - Thursday, September 3

    *If you enroll in summer courses and then drop to zero credits, you will be charged a non-refundable $50 cancellation fee.


  • 8-Week Session

  • June 22 - August 14, 2020

    Deadlines
    • Add - Thursday, June 25
     Drop - Monday, July 6 (tuition reversed*)
     Financial Aid Disbursement - Monday, June 15 (if enrolled by June 1 priority deadline
    Request "W" Grade - Friday, July 24 (no tuition reversal)
     Change Grade Option - Friday, July 31
     Grades Due - Thursday, August 20

    *If you enroll in summer courses and then drop to zero credits, you will be charged a non-refundable $50 cancellation fee.


  • 10-Week Session

  • June 22 - August 28, 2020

    Deadlines
    • Add - Thursday, July 2
     Drop - Monday, July 6 (tuition reversed*)
     Financial Aid Disbursement - Monday, June 15 (if enrolled by June 1 priority deadline
    Request "W" Grade - Friday, July 24 (no tuition reversal)
     Change Grade Option - Friday, August 14
     Grades Due - Thursday, September 3

    *If you enroll in summer courses and then drop to zero credits, you will be charged a non-refundable $50 cancellation fee.


  • Independent Field Studies

  • June 22 - August 28, 2020 

    Deadlines
    • Add - Friday, July 24
     Drop - Monday, July 27 (tuition reversed*)
    Request "W" Grade - Friday, August 14 (no tuition reversal)
     Change Grade Option - N/A
     Grades Due - Thursday, September 3

    *If you enroll in summer courses and then drop to zero credits, you will be charged a non-refundable $50 cancellation fee.


  • Fees Posted

  • Found daily in Student Portal (my.ucsc.edu)

  • Tuition Billing Statements

  • (1st) Billed May 26 – Due June 16
    (2nd) Billed June 25 – Due July 21
    (3rd) Billed July 28 – Due August 13 (final due date)

    You can start paying only after charges post to your account. If your account says "Future" it is likely because you enrolled between billing statements, and you will have to wait until the next billing statement to begin making payments. 

  • ID Cards & Summer Stickers

  • Visiting students pick up ID Cards at ID Card Services. Continuing students receive their sticker at the Summer Session Office.