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. Register for Transfer Edge (April 1 - June 15) (if you're an international student who needs I-20 documents, you must register by May 31)
  2. Submit Financial Aid Information
  3. Enroll in Courses
  4. Accept or Waive UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP)
  5. Meet the UC-wide Immunization and Tuberculosis (TB) risk screening compliance requirement
  6. (optional) Submit an on-campus housing application 
  7. Confirm your attendance 
  8. Transfer Edge runs from Tuesday, July 21 - Saturday, August 29, 2020
Questions? Email transferedge@ucsc.edu