Type of Student

Whoever you are, opportunity awaits 

Registering for Summer Sessions

UC Santa Barbara Summer Sessions offers something for everyone. Whether you identify as an incoming first year, a lifelong learner, or anything in between, we're here to ignite your curiosity. 

To begin customizing a summer experience that meets your goals, identify the type of student that you are. The following categories provide detailed information to help you determine your student type, identify opportunities that pertain to you, and understand next steps for registration.

Start exploring to learn how you can immerse yourself in UC Santa Barbara's culture of sunshine and curious minds! 

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UCSB Students

Did you know that more than 70% of students take summer courses before graduating? Don't miss out on unique opportunities for academic progress and financial savings! 

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High School Students

Looking to challenge yourself this summer? Explore our best-in-class pre-college programs, or consider taking a university course alongside undergraduates. 

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Visiting Students

If you're currently enrolled at another college or university but seeking a change of scenery this summer, progress toward your educational goals with sunshine and ocean views! 


Open Enrollment

Do you have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge? Summer open enrollment invites lifelong learners of all ages and stages to participate in UCSB courses!