Start this Summer

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to UC Santa Cruz - and you don’t have to wait until the fall to begin your journey. 

Instead, you can get a head start by joining Summer Edge from July 25 - August 26, 2022. Our specially designed five-week program includes taking accelerated Summer Session courses for full academic credit, residential living, Peer Mentors, and fun.

This is a one-time opportunity for new students, and the benefits include:

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

Registration to join us this summer is open from March 1 to June 15. 

Summer Edge is one of the best decisions I’ve made. I felt unprepared diving into courses at UCSC and just generally starting school. Summer Edge was an amazing way for me to find my footing and get a head start on school. Because of Summer Edge, I am able to declare a double major in time and am prepared and excited to start the year at UCSC!” - Sydrah Al-saegh (2021)

Ready to take the Next Step?

Questions today? You can email summeredge@ucsc.edu or book a time to talk to our staff or a current UCSC student about starting in summer.