- Who can attend UCLA Summer Sessions?
- How do I enroll and register?
- How do I retrieve my application to make changes or upload documents?
- Do I need to submit my transcript, SAT, or TOEFL scores for admission to UCLA Summer Sessions?
- What is URSA? Can I give someone else access?
- What is a UCLA BruinCard?
- How many classes can I take during the summer?
- What is considered full-time study during Summer Sessions?
- Will the units I earn at UCLA transfer to my home campus?
- What's the difference between a quarter unit and a semester unit?
- What is a transcript?
- How do I order a transcript?
- If I drop a class, will a W appear on my transcript?
- What is the drop policy for impacted courses?
- What is the refund policy for impacted courses?
- How much do I owe? How can I pay?
- What do I get for my registration fee?
- Is financial aid available for Summer Sessions?
- Are classes at UCLA Extension the same as Summer
Summertime at UCLA is unique in that it is the only time when nonregularly matriculated UCLA students may take advantage of all the UCLA has to offer. University students from all over the country and the world may attend, highly motivated high school students may attend, professionals, members of the community, and alumni may attend. Summertime is when UCLA opens its doors!
Please be advised that participation in UCLA Summer Sessions does not constitute admission to the university. Additionally, if you are taking courses towards a degree please check with your home institution regarding transferability.
Unfortunately, there is no audit status available for Summer Sessions. Due to the high demand for summer classes from UCLA and visiting students, we have to limit participation to those who have enrolled.Top
Newly admitted and continuing UCLA students may enroll via URSA. Non-UCLA students may enroll on the Summer Sessions Web site. A non-refundable payment of $150 ($400 for international students) is required before enrollment is processed. If students drop to zero units, they are still required to pay the $150.
You may use URSA to enroll through the first week of each session. Beginning the second week of each session, you may enroll via URSA only if you obtain a PTE (Permission to Enroll) number. If there are PTE numbers available for the course you want, you may obtain one from the instructor or the department offering the course.
Visit the Retrieve Web site and enter your registration number, found in the subject line of your welcome e-mail, to retrieve your application.
UCLA has an open enrollment policy during summer. Students are not asked for transcripts or SAT scores.
International students must demonstrate proficiency in English by providing their TOEFL scores. We will also accept a transcript that shows passing grades in English language classes. Visit the International Students section of our site for more information.
URSA is UCLA’s student record access system. It offers real-time access to your official student records and lets you update them instantly. Students can also order transcripts on URSA.
Students can authorize third parties to have view-only access to their student records and direct access to their BAR account. A third party establishes his or her own separate UCLA Logon ID and password, communicates this information (name and UCLA Logon ID) directly to the student, and the student selects which URSA features the third party can view or access. Students may revoke access, or change access features, at any time.
A UCLA BruinCard is a mandatory student identification card used to confirm status and eligibility for services. It serves as a library card, a student ticket discount card, a debit card for purchases on and off campus, and a residence hall meal and access card. You do not need to present a BruinCard to attend classes.
UCLA College of Letters and Science students may enroll in up to 18 units. Undergraduates from other UCLA schools may enroll in up to 16 units. UCLA undergraduates wishing to enroll in more units must obtain approval from their college or school.
Non-UCLA students may enroll in up to 18 units through URSA. Non-UCLA students wishing to enroll in more units should submit a Student Update Form to the Registrar's Office, 1113 Murphy Hall.
High School Students
High school students taking college-level courses may not exceed two courses in any summer term. High school students must petition to take more than two courses or to exceed 10 units.
What is considered full-time study during Summer Sessions?
For visiting international students, enrollment in 8 units constitutes full-time study.
Where financial aid is concerned, students need to be enrolled in a minimum of half-time (6 units for undergraduates, 4 units for graduates) in order to be eligible for summer aid. Some undergraduate programs (Federal Pell Grant, ACG, SMART Grant and Summer University Grant) require enrollment in 12 units to receive full eligibility. The Financial Aid Office will review all units at the end of the third week of each UCLA Summer Session in order to determine final eligibility for summer aid. Students who are not enrolled in the required number of units will be billed.
Students should be aware that they are responsible for accurately reporting their unit load to Financial Aid. A student who changes the unit load may incur penalties. For more information, visit the Financial Aid Web site.
Students outside the UC system should verify their school's credit-granting process. Transfer of credits is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Taking courses at UCLA during the summer generates an official UCLA transcript.
For students from other UC campuses, all UCLA summer activity automatically appears on your home UC campus transcript, and the grades you earn at UCLA are included in your home UC campus grade-point average.
What's the difference between a quarter unit and a semester unit?
To convert quarter units into semester units, multiply the quarter units by
4 quarter units from UCLA transfer as 2.66 semester units.
5 quarter units from UCLA transfer as 3.33 semester units.
The transcript is a permanent record that reflects all undergraduate and graduate work completed at UCLA. It lists courses, units, grades, cumulative grade-point average, transfer credits, total units, and work in progress in chronological order. For students from other UC campuses, all UCLA summer activity automatically appears on your home UC campus transcript, and the grades you earn at UCLA are included in your home UC campus grade-point average.
How do I order a transcript?
Ordering a transcript can be done online through URSA or by submitting a Transcript Request Form to the Registrar's Office. Transcript Request Forms can be dowloaded from the Registrar's Web site or picked up in the North Lobby of Murphy Hall.
Current students’ transcript fees are billed to their student account. Former students should submit a check or money order payable to UC-Regents. Requests are not processed if students have outstanding financial, academic, or administrative obligations to the university.
If I drop a class, will a W appear on my transcript?
No notation will be made on your transcript if you drop courses or withdraw from Summer Sessions before taking the final examination.
Be sure to verify your Summer Sessions enrollment status. Do not anticipate that the University will automatically drop you from a class due to nonpayment or non-attendance. You can drop your classes by using URSA or by submitting a Student Update Form to the Registrar's Office at 1113 Murphy Hall.
Impacted courses may be dropped on or before Friday of first week through URSA with no transcript notation. Each impacted course is indicated by a "Y" in the "IM" (impacted) column in the class listings of the Schedule of Classes.
After Firday of the first week of the course, students who need to request a drop of an impacted course should consult the course instructor and explore academic options other than dropping the course.
Impacted courses may be dropped after the deadline only under extraordinary circumstances. If the request is approved, the dropped course appears on the student's transcript with a notation indicating the date and week of the term in which the drop petition was filed.
Current UCLA students may drop an impacted course after the deadline by picking up a Late Impacted Course Drop Petition or Retroactive Drop Petition Form from their counseling unit:
- College Academic Counseling, A316 Murphy Hall
- Honors Programs Office, A311 Murphy Hall
- AAP Counseling Office, 1209 Campbell Hall
- Athletic Counseling Office, Morgan Center
- School of Engineering and Applied Science, 6426
Non-UCLA summer only students will be subject to the same drop policy. In order to drop an impacted course after Friday of the first week, they will be required to complete a Summer Sessions Student Update Form and submit the request to the Summer Sessions Office, 1332 Murphy Hall.
What is the refund policy for an impacted course?
Impacted courses are subject to different refund deadlines. For our refund information, please click here.
You can check your Summer Sessions account via URSA.
Be sure to review your summer account and pay by the payment deadline. Although Student Accounting may send you a monthly e-mail reminder to pay your fees, even if you don't receive a reminder, you must pay your fees by the deadline to avoid having your classes dropped for nonpayment.
You may pay via URSA by some credit cards or e-check..
If you choose to pay by check, you can send your check to the address below. Please make check out to “UC Regents”, put your nine-digit University ID number (UID) and write the word "Summer" on the check.
UCLA ADMINISTRATIVE MAIN CASHIER OFFICE
BOX 951432 1125 MURPHY HALL
405 HILGARD AVE
LOS ANGELES CA 90095- 9000
What do I get for my registration fee?
Your registration fee pays for administrative costs necessary to process your registration, reserves your space in Summer Sessions courses, and authorizes use of campus resources, services, and recreation facilities during the entire summer term. These include the John Wooden and Sunset Canyon Recreation Centers; the University Libraries; Veterans and Social Security Services; instructional, language, and computer laboratories; the Center for Women and Men; the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Resource Office; the Office of the Dean of Students, the International Student Office; museums and galleries; and the Central Ticket Office for obtaining tickets to UCLA and other cultural and sports events. Some services may not be available to those students with holds on their records.
Financial aid is available to all eligible continuing UCLA students. This includes students admitted to UCLA for Fall 2012.
You will need to complete the 2012-13 FAFSA application online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA must be submitted on or before March 2, 2012. You also need to complete a supplemental Summer Financial Aid Application available on line beginning April 1, 2012. The priority filing deadline is April 30, 2012.
All requested supporting documents must be submitted by April 30, 2012 to obtain on-time status.
The last day for the UCLA financial aid recipient to pay fees is 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012. Classes will be dropped if fees are not paid by then.
Please check with your home institution regarding financial aid options. Please note that ALL students applying for financial aid assume full responsibility for all fees. Regardless of when you receive aid, you are held to the UCLA Summer Sessions payment deadlines.
Other University of California campuses may offer financial aid for Summer Study at UCLA. Please check their Web sites.
University of California Campuses--Financial Aid Offices
No. UCLA Extension offers continuing education at the college level for adult students. Enrollment in Extension does not constitute enrollment in UCLA, and Extension courses do not appear on your UCLA transcript, although some of the classes will transfer for credit. The majority of classes are in the evening and on weekends. For more information, visit UCLA Extension.