WHO IS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT?
UCLA Summer Sessions offers International high school students two ways to engage in a college experience that will challenge and inspire them. You can enroll in individual UCLA academic courses or select one of our precollege Summer Institutes.
High school students enrolled in academic courses or the following institutes may apply for housing through UCLA Housing Services: ACTING AND PERFORMANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE
Please note that UCLA Housing Services requires students to be 16 or older by June 1, 2017 to be eligible and does not provide supervision.
For our registration purposes, you are considered an international high school student only 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?
If you currently hold an F-1 visa and I-20 at another U.S. school AND plan to continue your studies at that school, you won't need to obtain an additional F-1 visa to attend UCLA Summer Sessions. There are no unit requirements and you won't be required to complete the I-20 request form or upload any documents.
- Do you intend to enroll only in online courses ?
- Do you intend to register only in the short-term precollege Summer Institutes that are not F-1 eligible , indicated with ** in the right column?
Registration only in precollege Summer Institutes that are not F-1 eligible does not satisfy the requirements for an I-20 form to be issued. Please be sure to consult your local US embassy/consulate for visa options prior to registering as an I-20 form may not be issued.
If you answered no to all four questions, you will be required to enroll full-time and obtain an F-1 visa. Once you select which summer offerings you are interested in, ACADEMIC COURSES or one of the F-1 visa eligible Summer Institutes, you will find information on visa requirements, along with registration, fees, and payment details applicable to your selection.
If you answered yes to any of the questions, please go to the US HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT page.
If you are interested in taking individual academic courses, such as Communication Skills courses designed specifically for international students or ESL courses, please go to ACADEMIC COURSES: INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS for information on visa requirements, registration, fees, payment, and relevant University and Summer Sessions policies. Transcripts, proof of enrollment at another institution, or a GPA minimum is not required.
Summer Sessions is a unique opportunity to advance your academic career. You get the chance to study and socialize among America's finest group of undergraduates. During the summer, many academic courses that make up UCLA's regular curriculum are offered in two sessions, Session A and Session C . With over 100 courses to choose from, including online courses, you can have an unforgettable summer no matter where you are from.
UCLA ONLINE COURSES offer you the opportunity to earn credit anytime, anywhere. UCLA academic courses delivered online carry the same unit value and UCLA degree credit, and transcripts do not indicate if a class was taken online or on campus. Whether you have other summer activities planned or wish to stay in your hometown during your studies, online courses provide an alternative solution to your academic needs. To view a full list of online courses offered during the summer, please click here.
REGISTRATION OPENS IN FEBRUARY
PRECOLLEGE SUMMER INSTITUTES
Precollege Summer Institutes are designed for advanced high school students who wish to gain academically challenging college-level experience.
Listed below are the 2017 precollege programs*:
REGISTRATION OPENS IN FEBRUARY
MOLECULAR, CELL, AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 50
Stem Cell Biology, Politics, and Ethics: Teasing Apart Issues
SESSION A – 6 WEEKS, JUNE 26 – AUGUST 4
5 Units. P/NP or letter grading. This course presents an overview of the various types of stem cells that exist and the important functional differences between embryonic, hematopoietic, and adult stem cells as well as the differences in their biomedical potentials. Students will delve into the larger debate on human embryonic stem cell research while continually drawing connections to the established fields of bioethics, politics, and philosophy. An exploration of important social, ethical, political, and economic issues and how they arose with respect to the stem cell debate will round out the remainder of the course. Two sections are offered exclusively to advanced high school students.
HOW TO REGISTER AND ENROLL
- Complete and submit the Academic Course Registration Form. For detailed information on academic course registration and more, go to ACADEMIC COURSES.
- Once registration is complete, an email will be sent to you with your UCLA ID (UID) number. You will use this UID number to create a UCLA logon, if you do not already have one.
The course consists of lecture and discussion. Two discussion sections are available. Select the section that fits your schedule and record its SRS number.
LECTURE MW 9:00-10:50 AM DISCUSSION SECTION A M 12:30-1:50 PM SRS #: 269151110 DISCUSSION SECTION B W 12:30-1:50 PM SRS #: 269151210
- Log into MyUCLA using your UCLA logon and password.
- On the main menu, select “CLASSES”, then “FIND A CLASS AND ENROLL”.
- Select the term "Summer Sessions" and enter the SRS number of the discussion section you have selected. Click "SEARCH".
- Finalize the enrollment. Once you complete all the steps, you will be automatically enrolled into the lecture as well as the discussion section of your choice. You can verify your enrollment by selecting "Study List" under the CLASSES drop-down menu on the main menu.