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Get Further Faster with Six or Eight-Week Courses

GRADUATE ON TIME, OR EARLY
WITH SUMMER SESSION

Over 100 courses to get you further, faster.

 
UC Merced Summer Session
 
 
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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

You will need to submit an application if you are an incoming first-year UC Merced or visiting from another UC campuses. Non-UC students and the general public, high school students, and UC employees also need to submit an application. 

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EARN A PSYCH MINOR IN TWO SUMMERS

You can complete a Psychology Minor in just two summers! The required courses are guaranteed to be offered every summer session. This minor is applicable to many fields and can provide a competitive edge in the workforce.

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SEARCH COURSES

Summer Session provides the opportunity to take courses a wide variety of subjects ranging from the sciences, language, arts to business and much more. Summer Session will help you get to the finish line on time or sooner!

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CURRENT STUDENTS

Returning UC Merced students can enroll directly into the classes as you would during the fall or spring semesters. You do not need to apply for the summer offerings.

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VISITING STUDENTS

If you're coming home for the summer, it's the perfect opportunity to take a course or two! Please review all the necessary details to ensure you select the right courses for your major.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

As a first-year international student, you can get a head start on the academic year and experience world-class curriculum, faculty, and cutting-edge labs. 

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Prepare yourself for university life and earn academic credit by taking one or two courses during summer. 

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COMMUNITY RESIDENTS

Learn a new language, discover a passion for the arts or creative writing. Courses are available to non-UC Merced students.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Check here for some of our most commonly asked questions regarding Summer Session.

IN THE KNOW

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CONTACT US

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If you cannot locate the answer to your question in our FAQ, you can email us and we will get back in touch with you shortly.

Forms can be found here.