Summer Session Information

UCSF offers three different summer sessions to its matriculated degree-seeking students. Summer session 1 and summer session 2 are six weeks long.  The summer term is 12 weeks long and runs from the beginning of session 1 to the end of session 2. Check the academic calendar for dates.

Some programs at UCSF require their students to register in one or two summer sessions during their academic career at UCSF. The Office of the Registrar will place these students automatically in the appropriate summer session.

All the other students who wish to register for summer session need to submit a Summer Session Application to the Office of the Registrar. 

UCSF does not offer summer session to non-matriculated degree-seeking students.

Normal policies and procedures apply for study list filing, fee payment, and deadlines.  Please review our summer fees page for fees and information.

Programs Requiring Summer Registration

The following programs require mandatory summer session registration.  Except as noted, students register for the entire summer term.  The level is the student's new level entering the academic year that begins with summer.


  • Level 1 - only new students in Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US)
  • Level 3 - including 3rd year Joint Medicine Program students
  • Level 4


  • Level 2
  • Level 3
  • Level 4
  • International Dentist Pathway (IDP) (all levels)

Nursing MS

  • Certain specialties


  • All students

Graduate Division

  • New students in the Clinical Research program (summer session 2 only)
  • New students in the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN)
  • Physical Therapy