Courses at UCLA Summer Sessions
UCLA is where outstanding education meets the Pacific Ocean. Through hundreds of classes and special programs, UCLA Summer Sessions offers an excellent opportunity to study with world-renowned professors and highly capable students.
Incoming first-year and transfer students may need guidance in their course selection.
For individual course descriptions, please visit the Schedule of Classes. After selecting the term, subject area, and course, click on the Crs Info link or the nine-digit course ID number to find details specific to that course. If you need more information, such as the academic department's Web site, phone number, or mailing address, click on the Dept. URL link.
For a complete guide to course numbering, please visit the Registrar's site. As a general rule, lower-division classes (numbered 1- 99) are meant for first-year and sophomore students. Upper-division courses (100-199) are designed for juniors and seniors. Graduate courses are those numbered 200-299 and 500-599 (those from 500-599 are open only to UCLA graduate students). Finally, professional courses are numbered 300-499.
Multiple-listed courses are offered jointly by more than one department and are identified by an M before the course number. Enroll in the department from which you desire credit.
To enroll in an individual study or research course, current UCLA undergraduates should use MyUCLA and go to "Contract Courses". Graduate students should contact the deparment in which they plan to enroll in an individual studies course.
Summer Sessions courses that meet certain criteria and have been designated as "impacted" are subject to different add/drop and refund deadlines. For a full list of impacted courses, please visit the Registrar's website.
Special examinations and re-examinations are not permitted in Summer Sessions courses. However, in compliance with Section 92640(a) of the California Education Code, the University does accommodate requests for alternate examination dates when the scheduled date and time would violate your religious creed.
Accommodation for alternate examination dates should be worked out directly
and on an individual basis between the student and faculty member involved.
1. In general, you should request an alternate examination date from the instructor during the first two weeks of the session or as soon as possible after a particular examination date is announced by the instructor.
2. If you are unable to reach a satisfactory arrangement with the instructor, contact the Office of Summer Sessions, (310) 825-4101, the Ombuds Office, or the Office of the Dean of Students for assistance.
The final examination is usually given during the last scheduled class meeting. Exceptions are noted in the Schedule of Classes. When a course requires a final examination, there can be no individual exemptions.
A course cannot be dropped or removed from your record if you make any attempt to take the final examination.
You are expected to complete all assigned coursework, take all examinations, attend class regularly, and submit all required work by the end of the session. No part of the coursework may be continued beyond the close of the course unless prearranged by the student and the faculty.
The grading system is the same as during the other academic terms: A, B, C, D, F, I (Incomplete: work is of passing quality but incomplete for a good cause), and DR (Deferred Report). Grades may be modified by a plus or minus suffix. See the UCLA General catalog for details.
If you want Passed/Not Passed (undergraduate students) or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (graduate students) grading rather than for a letter grade, you may use MyUCLA to change your grading option through the fourth week for a six-week course, fifth week for an eight-week course, or sixth week for a ten-week course. Undergraduate students must earn a grade of C or better to receive a P grade. Graduate students must earn a grade of B or better to receive an S grade. Some courses stipulate pass/not passed or letter grading only. Engineering majors may not take any classes P/NP that they intend to use towards graduation requirements.
There is no auditing during Summer Sessions.
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.
Ordering a transcript should be done online through MyUCLA. Noncurrent students and those requiring expedited or special delivery can submit a Transcript Request Form in person at the Registrar's Office. Transcript Request Forms can be dowloaded from the Registrar's Web site or picked up at 1113 Murphy Hall between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Students are assessed a one-time document fee which covers fees for first-class mailing of official transcripts, diploma and much more. Please visit the Registrar's Office Website for more information.
UCLA is on the quarter system. As a general guide, a semester unit is worth 1.5 quarter units (e.g., 4 quarter units = 2.5 semester units). UCLA courses are generally accepted for transfer credit, but all decisions on transferability rest with the home institution. Students should get advance approval of their UCLA Summer Sessions course selections from your home institution before they enroll and register.
Verification of Student Status
The Registrar's Office issues verification of fee payment and enrollment status. Verification cannot be issued if Registration/Campus Fees for the term have not been paid.
Verifications for loan forms and student aid guarantors are processed through the National Student Loan Clearinghouse, a nonprofit industry-sponsored organization representing schools, guarantors, lenders, servicers, and secondary markets for the sole purpose of standardizing, simplifying, and automating enrollment verifications and deferment processing. UCLA provides student enrollment verification data, including student names, mailing addresses, Social Security numbers, and enrollment status, to the clearinghouse on a regular basis. Release of this information to the clearinghouse has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education and ruled in compliance with the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The $10 verification transcript fee is waived for student loan requests when proof of need is presented.
Submit all verification request forms (including good student auto insurance discounts and health insurance verifications) to Academic Record Services, 1113 Murphy Hall. Forms for clearinghouse participants are forwarded to the clearinghouse by Academic Record Services.