Summer Students

Summer Session is open to all students.

Do You Need a UCSC I-20 or DS-2019

You will need an initial I-20/DS-2019 from UCSC if during the quarter/semester prior to summer you are:

  • A student admitted to a UCSC degree program for Fall and planning to begin your studies early.
  • A student participating in a special exchange program, e.g. Engineering Summer Program.
  • Attending another U.S. school as an F-1 or J-1 student, and you do NOT plan to resume your studies at that school after Summer Session.
  • A UCSC student returning to school after a withdrawal/LOA and you have been outside the U.S. more than 5 months.

You do NOT need an initial I-20/DS-2019 from UCSC if you are:

  • A continuing F-1 or J-1 UCSC student who was enrolled in the spring quarter prior to Summer Session. You should already have an I-20 or DS-2019; make sure the program end date is after the summer.
  • Attending another U.S. school in F-1 or J-1 status and you plan to resume your studies at that school immediately after your summer classes. Talk to your school's international office for details.
  • In the U.S. in a non-immigrant status other than as a F-1 or J-1 student and that status allows you to be a full-time or part-time student.

Full-Time Enrollment Requirements

Full-time enrollment is required for all international students whose UCSC I-20/DS-2019 starts in summer. During summer, 5 units is considered a full-time load.

Getting Your UCSC I-20 or DS-2019

If you do need to obtain a UCSC I-20 or DS-2019 to study at UCSC during Summer Session, please follow the instructions listed here.

Visa Check-In and Orientation

All new students with a UCSC I-20/DS-2019 must complete a visa check-in and orientation, information will be provided when you recieve your I-20/DS-2019.