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 at most 10 units, which typically corresponds to 2 to 4 courses. Summer Start students have access to unique courses not offered in the academic year and with smaller instructor-to-student ratios. All selected courses are either asynchronous (no scheduled lecture/discussion) or are scheduled at times that work well in international time zones.
Summer Start staff and academic advisors assist participants in their first course registration experience by providing training tools, selecting a list of courses that fit international student needs, and performing schedule checks to be sure all registered courses are appropriate and will count towards degree completion.