Yes, Freshman Summer Start Program students are real UCSB students! The classes students in the program take are regular academic classes. The units you earn this summer will contribute to the total units needed to graduate and will be computed into your UC GPA. Units earned during FSSP count toward the Minimum Cumulative Progress (MCP) requirement. In addition, all academic policies and the student code of conduct apply to you as a student in the Freshman Summer Start Program.