Questions and Answers
- What is UCSB Summer Sessions' mission?
- Why should I attend UCSB Summer Sessions?
- What are the dates for Summer Sessions 2014?
- When does registration open for Summer Sessions 2014?
- What are the Summer Sessions fees?
- What is the 10-Unit Fee Cap?
- Can I pay my fees using a credit card?
- Is there financial aid available?
- Who can attend Summer Sessions?
- Is there housing available?
- When are final exams?
- Is my course credit transferable to another college or university?
1. What is UCSB Summer Sessions' mission?
- UCSB Summer Sessions is charged with the responsibility of offering high quality,
innovative, and affordable summer programs to high school, undergraduate, and
graduate students, as well as members of the local community and general public.
Working in partnership with academic departments and campus units, UCSB Summer
Sessions is committed to offering outstanding learning opportunities that both
complement and enhance the educational experiences offered during the other
2. Why should I attend UCSB Summer Sessions?
3. What are the dates for Summer Sessions 2014?
- Session A: 6/23 - 8/2
Session B: 8/4 - 9/13
Session C: 6/23 - 8/30
Session D: 6/23 - 7/12
Session E: 7/14 - 8/2
Session F: 8/4 - 8/23
Session G: 8/25 - 9/13
4. When does registration open for Summer Sessions 2014?
- Registration appointments are referred to as “passes” or “pass times.” These are the times you will be able to register for classes on GOLD. Click here for Summer 2014 Pass Times.
5. What are the Summer Sessions fees?
NEW— 2 FEE PAYMENT DEADLINES!
- #1 - June 30: If you have ANY courses starting in June or July (Sessions A-C-D-E), 100% of your Summer fees must be paid by June 30th.
- #2 - August 11: If you ONLY have courses starting in August (Sessions B-F-G), 100% of your Summer fees must be paid by August 11th.
6. What is the 10-Unit Fee Cap?
- When taking Summer term courses, UC undergraduates pay a $270.93 per unit fee (plus campus-based and the L&S technology fees). For Summer 2014, you will only pay for your first 10 units. All of the remaining units you take in any of the UCSB Summer Sessions will be free.
- For example: If you take 16 units this summer, you'll save $1625.58. That's saving big!
- Search for your Summer 2014 courses in our Preview of Classes (available January 13th) and create your Summer schedule because savings happen here!
7. Can I pay my fees using a credit card?
- Credit card payments are accepted, online only, using MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express. Also please be aware that there is a 2.75% convenience fee charged for each transaction.
8. Is there financial aid available?
9. Who can attend Summer Sessions?
Since we have open enrollment, UCSB students, interested adults, high school graduates
or students from other colleges and universities are welcome to attend. Some courses may
have prerequisites, which are stated in the course descriptions. NOTE: Admission into Summer Sessions does not constitute admission or readmission
to another academic term at the University of California.
10. Is there housing available?
University Housing will be available for students attending UCSB Summer Session 2014. The on-line application process will open on March 3, 2014, at the following link: http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/application/summer/default.htm
Students may select accommodations in San Miguel Hall that include options for 3 different meal plans as well as traditional single, deluxe single and double occupancy plans. The deluxe single rate is the same as the traditional single rate and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis as they are limited in availability.
Students may also select University apartment accommodations without meal plans in Santa Ynez, El Dorado and Westgate Apartments.
11. When are final exams?
- The majority of final exams will be held on the last scheduled day of the course. However, please be aware that some courses may have a separate three-hour final exam scheduled on the Thursday, Friday or Saturday that follows the last course meeting. Be sure to check with the department or instructor for additional information.
12. Is my course credit transferable to another college or university?