Guidelines for Fall 2013 First-Year and Transfer Students
Summer Sessions is excited that you have decided to get a jump start on your UCLA career by enrolling in a summer course!
We'd like to guide you a little in your course selection. Certain courses are very popular during the academic year and they fill up quickly. If you are interested in the classes listed below, you might consider enrolling in them during the summertime when spaces are available and the campus is less crowded generally:
Chemistry 14A, 20A
Economics 11, 101
English Composition 2, 3
Global Studies 1
Math 3A, 3B, 3C, 31A, 31B,
Physics 1A, 6A
Political Science 10, 20, 40, 50
Psychology 10, 15, 100A
You should avoid enrolling in classes for which you already have credit through Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB). For example, If you have a score of 4 or 5 on your Macroeconomics AP exam you should not take Economics 2.
If you have taken community college coursework or coursework from another four-year institution, avoid enrolling in classes that are similar or equivalent to what you’ve already taken. Once the transcripts from these institutions have been posted to your Degree Progress Report, available for review at Orientation, you will be able to see what classes you actually have credit for. In the meantime, avoid classes that may simply repeat what you've already taken.For example, if you have taken an Introductory Sociology course at a community college, you should not enroll in Sociology 1.
Some of you already know what your major is so you might want to take some of the preparation courses. If you don’t yet know your major, you can still explore your options by taking preparation work. Consult with departmental counselors or Web sites for information on preparation and major requirements. You can find more information on the admissions Web site.
Summer Sessions offers over 700 courses in dozens of fields. So, you may even want to consider taking an elective to discover the richness of UCLA's education and the pleasures of campus.
We suggest you consult with your departmental counselor to consider taking major preparation courses or upper-division major courses. To find your departmental counselor visit the departmental Web site. A list is available on the Registrar's site.