Program Highlights

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    Summer Sessions offers over 600 courses, including online courses, and works with faculty and departments to develop unique learning experiences in special courses and programs well suited to the summer term.


    The Freshman Summer Start Program (FSSP) is an exciting, innovative opportunity designed for admitted UCSB freshmen to get a head start on coursework and make a successful academic and social transition to UCSB.

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    Each year, hundreds of incoming UCSB Transfer Students take advantage of a summer start, making immediate progress toward degree objectives, acclimating to campus life, and enjoying an amazing Santa Barbara summer.

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    Summer Sessions at UC Santa Barbara offers open enrollment to all qualified domestic and international university students. Choose from hundreds of in-person and online courses. 

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    High school students can experience UC Santa Barbara's world-class educational environment through a suite of programs designed to advance their academic and professional goals.

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