Summer Session Courses and Programs

UCSC Summer Session offers UCSC students a chance to accelerate progress toward their degrees and welcomes visitors from other colleges and universities as well as members of the community (including high school juniors and seniors). A broad range of 250 courses are taught by UCSC faculty, lecturers, and graduate students. Often significantly smaller in size than during the fall, winter, and spring quarters, Summer Session classes include major requirements and qualifying courses, lower- and upper-division courses, general education courses, and online courses. Most are five weeks long. Students may enroll in multiple classes in one or all of the sessions, with a maximum of 30 credits total.

Tutoring, advising, and other academic and personal support is available, as are on-campus housing and dining, OPERS fitness center and outdoor recreation, campus employment, and more. Many course restrictions are lifted in summer, giving students new opportunities. Special summer-only programs include the Summer Academies for new fall admits and the renowned one-week Dickens Universe. Please visit for courses and details or email