Course Enrollment

Summer Academy course enrollment: May 1 – August 3, 2017

Summer Academy course enrollment will become available May 1 - August 3. 

Once you have received an email from Summer Session with your Blue and Gold UCSC passwords you will be able to log into your MyUCSC student portal and enroll in summer courses.

Click here for more information on how to enroll in courses.

Summer Academy Courses

Course #1 (required)
Navigating the Research University (STEV 26) - Section 01 or Section 02 
Credits: 2
Enrollment process: you will be automatically enrolled in this course
Navigating the Research University explores critical engagement in education at research universities tailored to incoming frosh. The course introduces ways to participate in academic life and investigates strategies for clarifying educational goals and devising a plan for success here at UCSC. This course is required to participate in the First Year Academy. Academy students must remain enrolled in this course to receive the exclusive 25% off Summer Academy tuition discount. 
Click here to view last year's syllabi, this will give you an idea of the course's workload.

Course #2 (required for some students)

Advanced Academic English (ACEN 110A)

Credits: 5
Enrollment process: You will be automatically enrolled in this course depending on your TOEFL, IELTS, ACT scores. There will be no need for an additional writing assessment when you arrive on campus.
Students develop an academic vocabulary and successful reading strategies in English in order to understand high-level academic texts. Students also practice pronunciation and apply the rules of grammar to written and spoken academic language through weekly oral presentations and written assignments. Click here to view last year's syllabi, this will give you an idea of the course's workload.
Course #2
If you are not required to enroll in the Advanced Academic English course, you may enroll in a second course of your choice offered during session 2. Guidance on selecting courses.
Credits: 5
Enrollment process: Self-enroll 
Once you have registered for Summer Academy and have received your UCSC Gold and Blue passwords via email, login to to add/drop summer classes.
Choose from over 100 classes* towards your degree! Tackle a prerequisite for fall, take advantage of smaller class sizes and complete a General Education requirement, pursue an area of study you are passionate about. Start your degree, GPA, and the path to graduation strong!
Guidance on selecting courses:
Important reminder: The Summer Academy program takes place during Session 2 of the summer quarter. Please select course(s) offered during Session 2.
  • Check the 2017 Course Highlights for a list of suggested courses for incoming frosh from the Academic Advising community.
  • See the Summer Session website for a list of classes offered during the summer.
  • Explore summer courses through class search. Be sure to select the ‘Summer Quarter’ term and ‘Summer Session 2 (5 Weeks).
  • Get started with the Frosh Advising Guide from Undergraduate Advising.
  • Interested in getting a General Education Requirement met? Read up on UCSC’s GE Requirements.

*Math courses require placement into the appropriate level; more information about math placement can be found at:

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