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Admission to Summer Sessions

Since Summer Sessions has “open enrollment,” high school graduates, adult learners and students visiting from other colleges and universities are welcome to apply. High school students, who have not yet graduated are welcome to apply to one of our Pre-College Programs.

Some courses have specific prerequisites which are indicated ian the UCSB General Catalog. Registration in an individual course is allowed only if a student can satisfy all of the course’s prerequisites.

Admission to Summer Sessions does not constitute admission or readmission to the undergraduate or graduate programs at UCSB.


Application Process

Please read the following information. It will help you determine the correct application procedure for you.

  • Continuing UCSB Students—enrolled in Spring 2012, do not need to apply. Simply use GOLD to register for Summer Sessions courses according to your pass times.
  • EAP Students—returning to UCSB after 1 or more quarters abroad will need to complete the Application Form and return it to Summer Sessions. Upon receipt of your application you will be sent a Registration Information E-mail. At that time, you may log in to GOLD, open your summer registration and enroll according to your assigned pass time.
  • Spring 2012 Degree Candidates—who have already declared candidacy, fill out the Application Form and submit it to Summer Sessions. You may register by using GOLD after May1. A Spring degree candidate may not use summer coursework towards completion of his/her degree and will need to re-declare for a Summer degree or a future quarter. Non-UC fees will apply.
  • Newly Admitted Students—to UCSB for the 2012 Fall Quarter as a graduate or undergraduate student, will need to complete the Application Form and ensure it is received by Summer Sessions before their April 22nd registration time. Upon receipt of your application, a Registration Information E-mail, containing your PERM (permanent ID) number and other important information, will be sent to you.
  • Returning Students —to the campus after an absence to complete an unfinished degree, will need to complete the Application Form and ensure it is received by Summer Sessions before their April 22nd registration time. Upon receipt of your application, a Registration Information E-mail, containing your PERM number and other important information, will be sent to you.
  • Students from Another UC Campus—will need to complete the Application Form and ensure it is received by Summer Sessions before their April 22nd registration time. Upon receipt of your application, a Registration Information E-mail, containing your PERM (permanent ID) number and other important information, will be sent to you.
  • Visiting Non-UC Students—will need to complete the Application Form and ensure it is received by Summer Sessions before their May 1st registration time. The non-refundable application fee is $200. The Application Fee must be sent with the Application Form to cover processing costs. Upon receipt of your application, along with the fee, a Registration Information E-mail, containing your PERM (permanent ID) number and other important information, will be sent to you.
  • Non-UC International Students—from foreign countries must enroll for Summer Sessions through our UCSB Extended Learning Services’ Summer Program for International Students (SPIS). Additional information can be found on their website —www.unex.ucsb.edu/ip/spis/. Prospective students from foreign countries considering traveling to the U.S. using a Visitors (B-2 or other visitor status) visa should note that U.S. immigration regulations do not allow individuals to enter the U.S. with a Visitors visa when the primary purpose is to pursue full-time study. Students from foreign countries already in the U.S. in a valid immigration status (i.e. as an F-1 student at another institution, or in another valid non-immigrant status) should consult their international student advisor before attending UCSB Summer Sessions. All students having non-immigrant visas are required to carry health insurance for themselves and any family members who accompany them to Santa Barbara.


Auditing Courses on Campus

Persons who are eighteen or older may audit courses without undertaking the prescribed work of the class and without receiving credit, providing the instructor approves their attendance. Regularly enrolled students are given preference over auditors. Auditors may obtain a Request to Audit form at the Summer Sessions Office. This form must be signed by the instructor and returned to the Summer Sessions Office with the Auditor Student Fee by the end of the first week that the course is in session. Auditing fees are as follows: $20 for lecture courses and 80% of unit fees for participatory courses.