UCLA Summer Sessions invites students from around the world to study in a welcoming environment that appreciates diversity and global perspectives.

You are considered an international student for summer registration purposes 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.

If you answered yes to any of the questions, please go to the U.S. STUDENT page.




1. ACADEMIC COURSES: During the summer, many academic courses that make up UCLA's renowned standard curriculum are offered in two convenient sessions, Session A and Session C . You'll find a broad range of courses in all disciplines and levels including English as a Second Language , and other courses that are uniquely designed for international students ,

Below is a list of ESL courses that you may find interesting. Summer 2015 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.

With over 1000 courses to choose from, your summer will be educational and unforgettable.

Academic course registration begins MARCH 1

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.


Session A 6 weeks June 22, 2015 July 31, 2015
Session A 8 weeks June 22, 2015 August 14, 2015
Session A 9 weeks June 22, 2015 August 21, 2015
Session A 10 weeks June 22, 2015 August 28, 2015
Session C 6 weeks August 3, 2015 September 11, 2015

2. UCLA ONLINE COURSES offer you the opportunity the ultimate flexibility: earn UCLA credit anytime, anywhere. UCLA Online Courses carry the same unit value, degree credit and transcript validation as regular academic courses. You don't need to pay registration fees and you won't need a visa to be a part of UCLA Summer Sessions Online Courses.

Online course registration begins MARCH 1

3. SUMMER INSTITUTES Summer Institutes offer the breadth and depth of UCLA's academic rigor in an intensive, holistic format that allows you to share a unique learning experience. Go to the Institute website for a list of options and specific visa instructions for Summer Institutes.

Summer Institute registration begins FEBRUARY 1




International students attending UCLA Summer Sessions are required to enroll full-time ( 8 unit minimum) and obtain an F-1 student visa for participation.

The links below are for students enrolling in Summer Academic Courses. NOTE: Summer Institute requirements and fee information can be found on the Summer Institute page.