Welcome New Summer Sessions Students

Steps to Summer Sessions Registration

1.  Apply for Summer Sessions

Complete and return your UCSB Summer Sessions application to have your Perm number and PIN information sent to you.

2.  Apply for Summer Housing (if applicable)

 View rates and eligibility information and complete a Summer Sessions Housing application if you are interested in University-owned apartments during Summer Sessions.

3.  Apply for Financial Aid (if applicable)

View eligibility information and complete a Summer Aid application.

4.  Prepare for Registration

Activate your U-Mail account, UCSB's official student email service, to register for your UCSBnetID and Password. Use this to login to GOLD and have access to:

    • Register for classes
    • View grades
    • Review and update Personal Data
    • Check for Registration Blocks
    • Order Transcripts and Verifications
    • View all Quarter Deadlines
    • Receive important messages from UCSB

    Visit the Online General Catalog for course descriptions and prerequisites. (To view course information for a specific quarter, log into GOLD.)

5.  Register on GOLD

Registration appointments are referred to as “passes” or “pass times”; they indicate when you can register for classes on GOLD. UCSB students typically receive a total of three registration passes, and each has slightly different rules and limits. Visit the Enrollment in an Academic Quarter page for more information

New Summer Sessions only students receive appointments for Pass 3 only. You may view your assigned pass times on the Registration Info page in GOLD using your UCSBnetID and Password. You may also use your Perm and Pin if you have trouble logging in with your login information.

Prerequisites are enforced at registration.

Please be aware of registration deadlines. These dates are listed on GOLD. Summer Session students can find registration deadlines on the Summer Session website.

6.  Payment of Fees

Fees must be paid or deferred through the BARC Office by the fee deadline for each term in order to retain your space in classes. If you are receiving financial aid, please confer with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for further information.

To defer fees, download a Payment Plan agreement form available at the BARC website. This will allow you to make installment payments and keep your account in good standing.

Failure to meet financial obligations through full payment or enrollment in a payment plan by the fee deadline will result in a $50 Late Payment Fee and/or a lapse in status.

7.  Veterans or Dependents of Veterans

Meet with a Veterans' Services Representative at the Registrar's Office.

If you want to apply for benefits, supply your Certificate of Eligibility, a completed Veteran’s Benefits Request form (VBRF), and an Academic Advisor Course (AAA) approval form located at: UCSB Veterans Benefits- General Chapter Information