Fall Hours • COVID-19 Update

The Silicon Valley Campus is open 4–9:30 p.m. on Monday–Friday and 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday.

All campus visitors must be vaccinated, wear a mask, & submit a COVID symptom check. Visit our COVID page for updates.


We offer evening, weekend, and online courses and programs to fit into your lifestyle and quickly bring you up to speed on the skills you want to learn most. Most certificate programs take nine months to a year to complete. Many of the short programs and specializations can be completed in four to six months. Individual courses generally take four to 10 weeks to complete.

Enroll Anytime

You do not need to apply for admission to take UCSC Extension courses. When enrolling in a course, please follow the prerequisite guidelines. There is also a recommended course progression for most certificate programs to help you succeed. This information is on our certificate pages.

For more information about how to enroll, please visit our FAQ section on enrollment.

Create Your Student Account

You may create a student account before, or when, you enroll. Accounts are free and enable you to:

  • View upcoming courses in your program and your academic history
  • Review your account balance and payment history
  • Request transcripts and apply for certificates
  • Request additional information
  • Change your personal and contact information

Access or create a student account from the Login page.


If you have any questions about our programs, please call the Student Success office at (408) 861-3860, or email us at extension@ucsc.edu.

UCSC Extension is accredited through the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Colleges and Universities (WASC).