Yes. The courses that high school students take during the summer are exactly the same. There is no special academic consideration given to students based on their high school standing. They are expected to attend all courses, complete all assignments, and participate fully in the course. Because they are enrolled in a UCLA Summer Sessions course alongside other university students, they will be treated the same as UCLA students.
What if I don't like the class I've selected?
You may drop it through URSA and select another. Please be aware that changes in your study list may increase your charges. Also, you must adhere to all drop and add deadlines.
Is there an Orientation?
Yes, if you are doing college-level classes but not living on campus, you can attend either Orientation session. Orientation will be on Saturday, June 22 in Haines 39. Time is TBA. Students living in campus housing should attend the Sunday session where they will also get an orientation to the residence halls. Students do not have to attend both sessions only the one that best fits their schedule.
I'll be on vacation for the first week of the session. Can I just make up what I've missed?
No. Summer courses are regular ten-week courses compressed into six weeks, so missing any portion of the course will put you at a great disadvantage. It is crucial to attend all of the course meetings.
Will the courses I take at UCLA appear on my high school transcript?
No. But the courses you take will generate an official UCLA transcript. In rare cases, a high school will accept a course to fulfill a high school requirement. Check with your high school counselor about this possibility.
After I complete a Summer Sessions course, will my UCLA transcript be sent to me?
No, you must request your UCLA transcript on URSA.
What if I'm not doing well in my course?
Ask for help. UCLA Summer Sessions wants you to succeed. Please let your professor or teaching assistant know that you are having difficulty with the material and they will be able to help you. If you need to drop the course, be sure to follow all deadlines and procedures for doing so.
What if I cannot attend the final examination?
You must let the professor know well in advance and make other arrangements. The professor is not required to schedule an alternate exam time to accomodate your needs. A course may not be dropped or removed from your record if you take the final examination.
For regular summer course fees, please click here. Please note that unit fees are subject to change by action of the UC Regents at anytime.
Is financial aid available for high school students?
A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available to qualified California high school students for summer study at UCLA. Students may apply for financial assistance to support enrollment in lower-division academic courses (i.e., courses numbered 1 through 99), or to cover program fees for one of the special summer institutes for high school students. Click here for more information.
Will taking UCLA courses in the summer help me get into UCLA or the UC system?
High school students who take college-level work before they go to college will certainly make their application more competitive. But, other than that, attending UCLA Summer Sessions does not give you an advantage for getting into UCLA.
Yes. If you are 16 years of age or older you may contract independently with the Housing Office.
Supervised housing is also available to students enrolled in short-term UCLA Summer Institutes. Please consult the individual program page for information on housing.
What is UCLA's policy on cheating?
UCLA takes any form of academic dishonesty very seriously. Don't assume that the policies at UCLA are the same as at your high school. Visit the Web site of the Office of the Dean of Students to learn more about how UCLA handles academic dishonesty. As a Summer Sessions student, you will be treated as a True Bruin.