Students in the Summer Start program have access to a wide variety of UC Davis courses to help gain a competitive edge on their college education. Participants take 8 to 10 units, which typically corresponds to 3 to 4 courses. Summer Start students have access to unique courses not offered in the academic year and with smaller instructor-to-student ratios.
Summer course registration takes place in June, making it possible to complete placement exams in May and have results before registration. Summer Start participants build a summer course schedule from the options below.