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Frequently Asked Questions
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 academic terms.

Here are a few reasons students tell us they come to Summer Sessions . . .

  • Save Money — Unit fees for UC undergrads are capped at the cost of 15 units and there are no out-of-state fees
    "The rates are cheaper and it gives me a chance to focus on one class . . ."
  • Graduate Sooner — Make up a missed class or finish some GE requirements
    "I decided to attend summer so I do not have to be here for 5 years."
  • Enjoy Learning — Focus on a few subjects at a time while attending less crowded classes
    "I wanted to take courses for personal enrichment and interest while saving money."
  • Get to know UCSB — Summer Sessions offers open enrollment
    "I wanted to experience taking a course at an entirely different institution . . ."
What are the dates for Summer Sessions 2013?

There are two six-week sessions (June-24 - August 2 and August 5 - September 13). Within these sessions, classes are offered in 3-, 6-, or 10-week formats.

Session
Instruction Begins
Instruction Ends
Last Day of Session
A
6/24
8/2
8/3
B
8/5
9/13
9/14
C
6/24
8/30
8/31
D
6/24
7/12
7/13
E
7/15
8/2
8/3
F
8/5
8/23
8/24
G
8/26
9/13
9/14

 

When does registration open for Summer Sessions 2013?

Registration appointments are referred to as “passes” or “pass times.” These are the times you will be able to register for classes on GOLD. Pass time enrollment dates for Summer 2013 are as follows:

Pass 1 Begins @ 8am on GOLD

April 8

Continuing UCSB Srs & Grad students may create quarters and register for courses

April 9

Continuing UCSB Jrs, Srs, & Grads may create quarters and register for courses

April 10

Continuing UCSB Sophs, Jrs, Srs, & Grads may create quarters and register for courses
April 11 Continuing UCSB Fr, Sophs, Jrs, Srs, & Grads may create quarters and register for courses
April 16 Pass 1 ends
Pass 2 Begins
April 18 Continuing UCSB Srs & Grad students may create quarters and register for courses
April 19 Continuing UCSB Jrs, Srs, & Grads may create quarters and register for courses
April 20 Continuing UCSB Sophs, Jrs, Srs, & Grads may create quarters and register for courses
April 21

ALL continuing and returning UCSB students, incoming freshman and transfer students
and other UC students may create quarters and register for courses.

April 27

Pass 2 ends

Pass 3 Begins

May 1

All UC and Non-UC (visiting) students may create quarters and register for courses
Sept 13 Pass 3 ends


Note: Because there are unit maxes for Pass 1 & 2, be sure to register for your most important and/or impacted classes during your Pass 1. Unit Maxes
Pass 1 enroll up to 16 units
Pass 2 enroll up to 24 units
Pass 3 enroll up to College limit

 

Summer fees are charged according to the number of credit units taken. Fees for Summer 2012 were as follows:

Application Fee for Non-UC Students: $200

L&S Course Material Fee: $2.50 per unit (up to 15 units) — Charged only on Letters and Science courses.

Undergraduate UC Unit Fees $270.93 per unit (up to 15 units)
Undergraduate Campus Based Fee $368.14 -one time fee

 

 
Graduate UC Student $338.67 per unit (up to 12 units)
Graduate Campus Based Fee $153.48-one time fee

NEW— Please note that fees are due 7/1/13!

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.

Is there financial aid available?

Complete financial aid packages are available for all new and continuing UCSB students. (Click here for more information.)

 

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.

University Housing will be available for students attending UCSB Summer Session 2013. The on-line application process will open on March 1, 2013, 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.  

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.
In most cases, the credit you earn here is transferable to another university, but check with your home campus to be sure.