UCLA Precollege Summer Institutes provide highly-motivated high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while advancing their skill set in one area of study. During these one- to three-week concentrated programs, students experience lectures, hands-on learning, field trips, group projects, and other activities that provide an intensive and engrossing study of their chosen subject.

Our Precollege Summer Institutes are open to high school students from around the country and the world . We invite you to come and study in a welcoming environment that appreciates diversity and global perspectives.

High school students who are 14 years of age or older by the first day of summer may participate in our Precollege Summer Institutes.

High School Students enrolling in a Precollege Summer Institute are not eligible to apply for the F-1 student visa. Students enrolling in a less than full-time precollege program MAY attend the program on the Visitor (B) Visa. However, UCLA strongly recommends that students consult with their local U.S. Embassy / Consulate for more information regarding visa requirements.


Summer Institute Registration


Important Note: In accordance with UCLA's decision to extend remote instruction, all 2020 Precollege Summer Institutes will be completed online via remote learning only. For more information on Summer Sessions' transition to remote instruction, visit our Updates and Alerts page.


2020 Program Offerings

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