There are two six-week summer sessions offered each year at UCSB.
The Summer Sessions program includes over 600 lower- and upper-division
courses ranging from anthropology to writing. Nine-week sequence
courses in foreign languages are also offered as well as special study
undergraduate courses, and some graduate courses.
Summer Sessions also includes a graduate institute in Hispanic
Languages and Culture. This residential six-week institute provides
master’s level training structured for the needs and schedules of high
school and college teachers and other working professionals coming from
all over the United States. The program, which can be completed in
three intensive summer sessions, is ideal for teachers who cannot
pursue their studies during the academic year because of professional
Two special pre-college programs for high-school students are offered during the summer sessions:
The UCSB Early Start Program offers qualified high-school students,
who have completed their sophomore year, college-level lower-division
academic courses ranging from anthropology to statistics. Students can
receive full university credit and will experience college life in a
The Summer Research Mentorship Program matches highly motivated
high-school students with an active researcher or scholar who serves as
faculty advisor and research supervisor. Students earn university
credit while gaining research experience.
Summer Sessions also offers two innovative programs, Freshman Summer
Start, and Transitions, designed for admitted UCSB freshmen and
transfer students. These programs include academic courses and special
activities designed to give student participants a comprehensive
introduction to the university while getting a head start on their
studies. Freshman Summer Start, and Transitions are designed to help
new students make successful transitions to the vibrant academic life
of the campus.
The Summer Sessions Online Catalog, posted during spring, contains a
full list of courses and information regarding Summer Sessions fees,
rules, and regulations. Application forms for summer session, special
institutes, and programs are available from the UCSB Summer Sessions
Office, Student Affairs Administrative Services Building (SAASB) 2214.
Telephone: (805) 893-2047.
Web site: www.summer.ucsb.edu