Start your UCSC career strong with Transfer Edge (formerly known as Summer Academy). Over the summer you'll earn seven credits towards your degree by enrolling in two summer courses. Small class sizes and fewer people on campus allow you to connect with faculty, meet with academic advisers, and explore professional development opportunities. 

Come and experience a rigorous academic environment with dedicated faculty, small classes that support your success, and make connections with other new students before the rush of fall!


After accepting your admission to UCSC for fall. Follow these steps:

  1. Download our Student and Parent Checklist
  2. Register for Transfer Edge (if you're an international student who needs I-20 or DS-2019 documents, please use the International Summer Registration Form)
  3. Explore the costcourses, housing (optional), and activities on our website. 

Tuesday, July 21 - Saturday, August 29, 2020

Questions? Email transferedge@ucsc.edu or book a time to talk to a current UCSC student about the program.