WHO IS A US HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT?
During the summer, UCLA opens its door to high school students as well, and we invite you to come and study in a welcoming environment that appreciates diversity and global perspectives.
UCLA Summer Sessions offers high school students two ways to engage in a college experience that will challenge and inspire them: enroll in individual UCLA academic courses or 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.
- 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 register only in the short-term precollege Summer Institutes that are not F-1 visa 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.
The thousands of high school students who have joined us in the past report that UCLA Summer Sessions is an invigorating and unforgettable experience academically, culturally, and socially, and we hope to see you this summer.
For information on enrollment and registration, fees and payment, as well as relevant University and Summer Sessions policies, applicable to U.S. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, please go to ACADEMIC COURSES: US HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. 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. 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.
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. Whether you have other summer activities planned or you wish to stay in your hometown, 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.
PRECOLLEGE SUMMER INSTITUTES
Precollege Summer Institutes are designed for advanced high school students who wish to gain academically challenging college-level experience.
If enrolled in the ACTING AND PERFORMANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE, students who are 16 or older by June 1, 2015, may apply for housing through UCLA Housing Services. However, UCLA housing services does not provide supervision. WRITING WORKSHOP is not eligible for UCLA housing, and participants will have to arrange their own accommodations.
Listed below are the 2015 precollege programs*:
MOLECULAR, CELL, AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 50
Stem Cell Biology, Politics, and Ethics: Teasing Apart Issues
SESSION A – 6 WEEKS, JUNE 22 – JULY 31
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 #: 269151310 DISCUSSION SECTION B W 12:30-1:50 PM SRS #: 269151410
- 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.