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.

Students must be at least 15 years of age by September 1, 2015 to enroll in academic courses. High school students who are 14 years of age or older by September 1 may participate in 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, 2015 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 ?
    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.

     

    If you enroll in online courses only, the registration fee will be waived, and you won't need to obtain a visa to attend UCLA Summer Sessions. You may enroll in fewer than 8 units per session, and there will be no need to complete the I-20 request form or upload any documents.

     

    To view a full list of online courses offered during the summer, please click here. Please note that "hybrid" courses that have components offered both online and on UCLA campus are not considered online courses for summer registration purposes.
  • 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.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

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.

 

 

 

ACADEMIC COURSES

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.

Below is a list of ESL courses that you may find interesting. Summer 2016 ESL course schedule is available here.


ESL 32. Conversation and Interaction for Academic Purposes
Improve your ability to speak informally with friends, participate in and lead discussions, give a short presentation, and use idiomatic spoken English.

ESL 34. Public Speaking for Academic Purposes
Learn to speak confidently in oral presentations.

ESL 38B. Pronunciation: Sound System of English
Learn how English is really pronounced—how sounds are produced and how they change in rapid speech. Specially designed software will help you achieve accurate and understandable English pronunciation.

ESL 97A. Variable Topics in English as a Second Language: Business Communication
Learn to speak confidently in business situations while improving your fluency and pronunciation. Through hands-on practice, you’ll gain skill at leading discussions, and running an effective business meeting.

ESL 97A. Variable Topics in English as a Second Language: American Culture through Film
Watch several English-language films to improve your listening comprehension, your idiomatic use of spoken English and your understanding of American culture.

ESL 97A. Variable Topics in English as a Second Language: Academic Reading and Writing
The course will focus on writing strategies including revising content and organization and editing grammar and punctuation.

ESL 97A. Variable Topics in English as a Second Language: Preparation for American University
If you are planning to study at an American university, this course will teach you how to research programs in your field, fill out an application, and write a personal statement.


COMMUNICATION STUDIES 1A (Session A or Session C). Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers (4 units)

Designed for nonnative speakers of English to increase fluency and vocabulary while improving presentation skills, language usage, reasoning, style, and delivery. P/NP or letter grading.


COMMUNICATION STUDIES 1B (Session A or Session C). Learning American English and Culture from Movies (4 units)

Designed for international students to increase fluency in conversational, American-style English and the underlying meaning of American popular culture through the disciplined study of current movies. P/NP or letter grading.


If you are enrolling in Communication Studies 1A: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers or Communication Studies 1B: Learning American English and Culture from Movies, you are not required to provide TOEFL/IELTS/iTEP/CAE/CPE exam scores as proof of English proficiency required for I-20. You should instead upload a word or .pdf document stating that you are enrolling only in those courses/programs. For more information, please see ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS and EXEMPTIONS of the Academic Courses: International High School Students section.

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.

Session A begins on June 22 and Session C starts August 3. While the majority of courses are 6-weeks long, a small number of courses in Session A last for 8-10 weeks. If you are interested in a course that is offered during Session A, please be sure to check the Schedule of Classes to verify the course length. All Session C courses are 6-weeks long.

 

2016 SESSION SCHEDULE FOR ACADEMIC COURSES
SESSION WEEKS START DATE END DATE
Session A 6 weeks June 20, 2016 July 29, 2016
Session A 8 weeks June 20, 2016 August 12, 2016
Session A 9 weeks June 20, 2016 August 19, 2016
Session A 10 weeks June 20, 2016 August 26, 2016
Session C 6 weeks August 1, 2016 September 9, 2016

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.

If you enroll in online courses only, the campus fee will be waived. Please note that "hybrid" courses that have components offered both online and on UCLA campus are not considered online courses for summer registration purposes.

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PRECOLLEGE SUMMER INSTITUTES

Precollege Summer Institutes are designed for advanced high school students who wish to gain academically challenging college-level experience.

High school students who are 14 years of age or older by September 1 may participate in our Precollege Summer Institutes. If you do not meet the age requirement but wish to participate in one of the programs, please contact us at institutes@summer.ucla.edu.
Most of our programs offer mandatory or optional housing with full supervision.
Please note that the following programs do NOT offer housing or supervision outside of the instruction or program activities:

 

GAME LAB SUMMER INSTITUTE

WRITING WORKSHOP SUMMER INSTITUTE

 

Listed below are the 2016 precollege programs*:

APPLICATIONS OF NANOSCIENCE**

ACTING AND PERFORMANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE

ART SUMMER INSTITUTE**

DANCE/PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE**

DESIGN MEDIA ARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE**

GAME LAB SUMMER INSTITUTE**

MODEL UNITED NATIONS SUMMER INSTITUTE**

MOCK TRIAL SUMMER INSTITUTE**

NANOSCALE MICROSCOPY LAB SUMMER INSTITUTE**

NANOSCIENCE LAB SUMMER INSTITUTE**

SCI|ART NANOLAB SUMMER INSTITUTE**

TEEN ARCHSTUDIO SUMMER INSTITUTE**

WRITING WORKSHOP SUMMER INSTITUTE**

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*The STEM CELL SCIENCE SUMMER INSTITUTE is now offered as an academic course: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 50 .

MOLECULAR, CELL, AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 50
Stem Cell Biology, Politics, and Ethics: Teasing Apart Issues

 

SESSION A – 6 WEEKS, JUNE 20 – JULY 29

 

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 "2015 Summer" 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.

** Not eligible for an F-1 visa

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.