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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Summer Session

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Phone: 209-228-7178

UC Merced Summer Session is committed to working with the campus community to offer a strong core of high-demand and innovative courses, programs and learning opportunities for both matriculated and visiting students during the summer.  Summer Session seeks to increase student access to high-demand courses, helping students make appropriate degree progress or accelerate their individual curriculum.  Each summer, a wide variety of lower-division and upper-division courses are offered in two six-week sessions and one eight week session.  Summer Session dates are listed in the UC Merced Academic Calendar.  A full list of courses and information regarding Summer Session fees, deadlines and policies are posted online each spring at

Who May Attend Summer Session?

Summer Session enrollment is open to UC Merced students, visiting students, eligible high school students and the general public.  Please see the Summer Session website for more information including the application form for non-UC Merced students.  Admission to Summer Session does not constitute admission as a regular student to the university. UC Merced students may enroll directly in Summer Session courses and do not need to apply.  

Students in dismissed status who are interested in returning to UC Merced to pursue a degree are encouraged to speak with their School academic advisor and submit a Reinstatement Application.

Unit Maximum

UC Merced continuing students wishing to take courses in excess of 12 units in the summer must have the approval of the appropriate authority in their School.