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Newly Admitted for Fall

Rufus Bobcat welcomes incoming first-year students during the Bridge Crossing

Summer Session welcomes incoming UC Merced first-year and transfer students!

As a newly admitted student to UC Merced for Fall, you are eligible to enroll in Summer Session. Taking classes during the summer can help you get a jump start on your academic career!

Summer Session Application

Incoming UC Merced first-year and transfer students will need to complete and submit a brief application in order to enroll in Summer Session. Once this has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail at a minimum of five business days with information regarding how to register.

Application Deadlines:

  • Session A and D - May 6, 2024
  • Session B - June 3, 2024
  • Session C - June 17, 2024

The application will open on March 1, 2024


Registering for Courses

As an incoming UC Merced student, you are encouraged to also meet with your academic advisor to discuss Summer Session (the name of your advisor will be included in your confirmation e-mail). Please note that if you are transferring to UC Merced from another college or university, it is best to consult with your advisor about applicability before registering.

The schedule of classes is available here. For assistance with registration, please visit the Office of the Registrar's Registration Help Page.


Summer Session Fees and Financial Aid

Keep in mind that fees will be due by May 13, 2024.  If you enroll in classes after May 13, your fees for Session B AND Session C will be due by June 10, 2024.

Fees can be paid at the Cashier's Office or online via MyBill.

Failure to pay fees on time may result in being dropped from your courses. More information on Summer Session fees can be found here.

If you require financial assistance, please visit the Summer Financial Aid Page.


CatCard in-person services are currently closed for safety and social distancing guidelines. More information is available here on how to receive your CatCard.