Academic Courses: International High Shool Students

ACADEMIC COURSES:

INTERNATIONAL

HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENTS

Proof of English Proficiency

Proof of English proficiency will be required of all international students enrolling in any academic courses which take place on UCLA campus or F-1 visa eligible Summer Institutes.
For Summer Sessions registration purposes, you will be considered an international student if you answer NO to ALL of the questions below:

  • Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, i.e., a Green Card holder?
  • Are you an international student currently studying in the US and returning to the same school after the summer?
  • Do you intend to enroll only in courses that are offered completely online?
  • Do you wish to enroll only in the Summer Institute programs that are not F-1 eligible, indicated with * or ** here?

If you answered YES to at least ONE of the questions, you will need an F-1 visa to participate in the summer program and will be asked to submit an I-20 request.

We require one of the following to prove your English proficiency:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 550 paper-based test; 213 for the computer-based test; 79 for the internet-based test
IELTS minimum score of 6.5
iTEP minimum score of 5
CAE/CPE - Level C1A, B, and C

Proof of English proficiency will not be required at the time of registration and enrollment. You will be asked to upload your proof of proficiency as a part of the I-20 Request. The deadline to submit English proficiency proof is May 1 for Session A and June 1 for Session C. Keep in mind that your I-20 will not be processed until all supplemental documents are uploaded. We recommend that you submit all documents as early as possible to avoid delays in visa processing.

NOTE: TOEFL scores are not automatically transmitted to UCLA Summer Sessions from ETS. All English proficiency documents must be uploaded to the I-20 Portal and will not be accepted via e-mail, fax or mail.

Exemptions

Citizens from any of the following countries are exempt from providing proof of English proficiency:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom

If you are an International Baccalaureates or currently enrolled in an academic institution where the primary language of instruction is English, you may submit an official transcript or verification of enrollment from your school for consideration of granting an exception.

If you are enrolling in ONLY English Language Courses, you are not required to provide exam scores. You should instead upload a word or .pdf document stating that you are enrolling only in those courses/programs.

English Language Courses

International students who want to improve their English skills during the summer are invited to enroll in English Language Courses.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES COURSES

There is no English proficiency requirement to take Communication Studies 1A and Communication Studies 1B.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) COURSES

There is no TOEFL requirement for enrollment in ESL courses, however the Summer ESL Program at UCLA expects students to have, at a minimum, intermediate English language proficiency. The program defines "intermediate" as having had two years of solid foundational English coursework, whereby students understand conversational and academic English beyond basic structures and vocabulary, read intermediate level texts, and are able to write cohesive paragraphs and essays. The ESL Program does not, unfortunately, accommodate beginners. All students will be required to take a placement examination on the first day of classes.

Important Dates

JANUARY 9: UCLA Schedule of Classes Available

FEBRUARY 15: Academic Course Registration Opens for Visiting Students

MAY 1: I-20 Request Submission Deadline for Session A

MAY 19: Non-UC Student Academic Course Payment Deadline (Enrollment before May 19)

JUNE 1: I-20 Request Submission Deadline for Session C

JUNE 23: Non-UC Student Academic Course Payment Deadline (Enrolled May 19 – June 23)

JUNE 23: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session A) - International Students ONLY

JUNE 26 - AUGUST 18: Session A (8-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 26 - AUGUST 25: Session A (9-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 26 - SEPTEMBER 1: Session A (10-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 26 - AUGUST 4: Session A (6-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 30: Academic Course Payment Deadline - Session A Impacted Courses (Enrolled June 23 – June 30)

JUNE 30: Academic Course Session A Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline

JUNE 30: Academic Course Session A - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA Without Instructor Consent

JULY 4: Independence Day

JULY 7: Academic Course Session A - Deadline to Add Courses Without a Late Add Fee

JULY 7: Academic Course Session A - Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline

JULY 7: Academic Course Payment Deadline - Session A Non-Impacted Courses (Enrolled June 23 – July 7)

JULY 14: Academic Course Session A - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA With a PTE Number

JULY 21: Academic Course 6-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

JULY 28: Academic Course 8-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

AUGUST 4: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session C) - International Students ONLY

AUGUST 4: Academic Course 9-Week and 10-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

AUGUST 4: Academic Course Session C Payment Deadline (Enrolled June 23 – August 4)

AUGUST 7 - SEPTEMBER 15: Session C Academic Courses

AUGUST 11: Academic Course Payment Deadline - Session C Impacted Courses (Enrolled August 4 – August 11)

AUGUST 11: Academic Course Session C Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline

AUGUST 18: Academic Course Session C Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline

AUGUST 18: Academic Course Session C - Deadline to Add Courses Without a Late Add Fee

AUGUST 18: Academic Course Payment Deadline - Session C Nonimpacted Courses (Enrolled August 4 – August 18)

AUGUST 25: Academic Course Session C - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA With a PTE Number

SEPTEMBER 1: Academic Course Session C Grading Basis Change Deadline

SEPTEMBER 4: Labor Day