Type of Student

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Visiting College Students

If you are currently a student at a college or university that is not UC Santa Barbara, but you wish to take UC Santa Barbara courses over the summer, you are considered a visiting student.


Follow the steps below to register for summer courses:

  1. Fill out and submit the enrollment application (non-UC students will be charged a $75 application fee). Please note that you will need to sign up for an account in order to complete a summer enrollment application (enrollment is open from March 4 – August 19, 2024).

  2. Wait for an approval email from the Office of Summer Sessions with further guidance about registration (students should expect to receive this email within 3 business days).

  3. Log in to GOLD during your designated pass time.

  4. Review these Registration Steps to ensure you’ve completed them all. 

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International Students: ​​If you are an international student, please note that the Summer Sessions enrollment application and acceptance process will occur prior to you requesting an I-20 and Visa through the Office of International Students & Scholars. Upon acceptance into Summer Sessions, be sure to log into UCSBGlobal with your NetID and password to request your I-20. It is recommended that you initiate the request through UCSBGlobal at least 30 days before your summer session or program begins, to allow for adequate processing time. 

If you currently hold an I-20 from another institution and are attending UCSB as a visiting student with the intention of returning to your home institution after Summer Sessions is over, there may not be a need to request an I-20 from UCSB. You will want to ask your home institution about participating in UCSB's Summer Session.