About Summer Edge

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to UC Santa Cruz, and you’re counting the days until the start of the fall quarter. Now you can jumpstart your academic career with Summer Edge Remote and get a 25% discount on summer tuition. It’s a smart way to get an edge on your education!

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Take a summer course to meet a degree requirement, satisfy a prerequisite for your major, or explore a new subject. Financial Aid is available for eligible students taking a minimum of 7 credits and there are savings for out-of-state students who pay the same summer tuition rate as California residents over summer.  Email summeredge@ucsc.edu or schedule an enrollment support session for individual help selecting summer classes. 


Summer Edge runs June 21 - August 27. Students can choose to participate during a five-week or 8-week session or throughout the entire summer.

Supported online, you’ll make great connections with faculty, peer mentors, and classmates, and with summer course experience, you’ll know what to expect in fall.

This is a one-time opportunity exclusively available to new, incoming students admitted for fall with the mission of giving you a head start academically and to support your transition to UCSC by building community and making connections while saving money on tuition. 

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In Summer Edge Remote, you will:

  • Get a 25% discount on summer tuition while making degree progress.
  • Have direct access to Peer Mentors–continuing students who provide extensive community building opportunities and academic support.
  • Take advantage of unique online programming coordinated by Peer Mentors, including informational workshops (providing the inside scoop) and weekly events (small and larger scale).
  • Meet other incoming students and build a supportive online community of peers before fall.

International students whose first language is not English have the opportunity to take an advanced academic writing course in preparation for the expectations and workload of writing and research at UCSC.


Follow these steps to join Edge:

  • Registration is closed for 2021
  • Explore costs and financial aid. Submit or update the 2020-2021 FAFSA or Dream Application
  • Find the right courses for you

Once registered, you’ll be added to our Summer Edge Canvas course, where we’ll walk you through course enrollment and prepare you for summer! Questions about Summer Edge?

Email: summeredge@ucsc.edu or book a time to talk to our staff or a current UCSC student about remote learning or starting in summer.