Pre-College Programs

UC Santa Barbara Summer Sessions offers a variety of Pre-College Programs that provide students with a unique opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Simultaneously, these programs are designed to help shape students academic, professional, personal, and social development. Our programs will challenge high school students by exposing them to the academic excellence of UC Santa Barbara while acclimating to the university’s social environment. We have programs designed for every type of student.

If you are a domestic high school student looking to take summer courses, but are not participating in a special program, apply here. Please note, you must have an unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher in college preparatory classes and can only enroll in courses numbered 1-99 without special prerequisites. You must provide an official transcript along with your online application.