Expectations & Participation - for Summer

Your success is our main priority. The Orientation Course will help maximize your learning, link you to academic and social resources, provide support throughout the entire summer, and connect you to continuing students. Review the information below to understand your responsibilities.

Participation Expectations

  • The Orientation Course is required and what follows after you say "YES!" to UCSC
  • Complete each part of the Orientation Course by the deadline to get an enrollment appointment date
  • Complete all quizzes, surveys, discussions, and assignments in the course
  • Submit official transcripts to Undergraduate Admissions
  • Engage with advisors during Virtual Advising Days (advisors will send emails with details)
  • Fully and actively participate in Fall Welcome Week

Via your UCSC email, you will receive invitations from UCSC Canvas. Accept the invitations to access the Orientation Course in Canvas.

Program Participation and Fees

The Orientation Course tuition of $279 will be added to your student account (MyUCSC) as a “Summer Session Course Fee” and is due in August. Students may be eligible for financial aid. Eligible students will be notified directly.

Students that are canceled or withdrawn from the university will have all related online orientation course fees removed from their student account. Students that prefer to keep their one academic credit after they receive their grade are responsible for the full course tuition fee.

Learn more about the Orientation Course Process.

If you have questions, contact the Orientation Office at 831-459-5468 or email orientation@ucsc.edu.