Course Enrollment

student in labCourse Enrollment is open for Summer Session 2 classes until Thursday, July 29 (see add and drop dates here).

In order to enroll in courses for the summer you must have completed Summer Edge Registration (now closed for 2021).*

*Registration is now closed for 2021

Take a course to meet a degree requirement, satisfy prerequisites for your major, or explore a new subject! 

You can choose to take one course or multiple; we are here to help you make the best selection. Most students take two courses. If you are financial aid eligible, you must complete a minimum of 7 credits during the summer to maintain eligibility.


Check out the Frosh Course Highlights for undeclared and all majors put together by Academic Advisors and the optional 2-credit Navigating the Research University offered exclusively for Edge students.


Use this Transfer Course Recommendations by major from your Major Advisors and check out the optional 2-credit Successful Transfer to the Research University offered exclusively for Edge students.

International Students 

As part of Summer Edge, International students whose native language is not English can enroll in Advanced Academic English to focus on academic listening, academic writing, advanced grammar, critical thinking, seminar skills, and oral competency in the U.S. classroom.

Summer Course Enrollment Support 

Are you unsure what classes you should take over the summer to get ahead? Email for individual help selecting summer classes. 


General Guidance on Selecting Courses

  • Explore summer courses on class search and select ‘2021 Summer Quarter’. You can enroll in one or any combination of sessions; most courses are five weeks (in Session 1 or Session 2).

  • Interested in meeting a General Education Requirement? Read up on UCSC GE Requirements.

  • Tip: Some courses’ prerequisites or restrictions (like “majors only” or “juniors and seniors only”) are waived for the summer. That means you could take some classes this summer that you might not be able to take in other quarters.

  • Math courses require placement at the appropriate level. More information can be found in Canvas.

Before enrollment, you must be registered and pay the non-refundable registration fee. You will gain access to our Summer Edge Canvas course, where you will get more detailed information about how to enroll, and support and guidance in choosing your classes.

Questions about course offerings? Email: