Summer Graduate Individual Studies


    How to Enroll

  • We now use DocuSign for completing and approving summer individual studies. 

    1. To complete the form, you will need the name and emails of your Faculty Sponsor and your Department Chair or Graduate Advisor. You must use their UCSC email addresses (not an alias or general advisor email).
    2. You will be required to authenticate your form. An email will come to your UCSC email to complete the authentication process.
    3. Once you have signed your form, it is routed to your faculty sponsor, then your department chair or graduate advisor to e-sign.
    4. Once they have e-signed, all parties will receive an email of the completed form and staff will enroll you. You won't get another email but you will see it successfully in your portal once you’re enrolled.
    5. These are considered 10-week sessions – you can complete the work anytime within the ten weeks. 

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  • Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition for Graduate Independent/Individual Studies is:

    • $279 per credit
    • $558 for a 2-credit course
    • $1,395 for a 5-credit course
    • $2,790 for a 10-credit course
    Graduate Independent/Individual Studies students are NOT charged the campus fee and therefore do not receive an ID sticker for Summer but can purchase an OPERS membership and bus or parking passes for significantly less than the campus fee.

  • Dates & Deadlines

    • May 1 - enrollment opens, and we can then start processing your forms 
    • July 23 - last day to submit a petition
    • July 26 - last day to drop 

  • Undergraduate Summer Session Courses