Academic Courses

Why Take Academic Courses?

During the summer, UCLA opens its door to high school students , as well as college students and working professionals. We invite you to come and study in a welcoming environment that appreciates diversity and global perspectives.

Students must be at least 15 years of age by the first day of summer to enroll in academic courses. High school students who are 14 years of age or older may participate in our Precollege Summer Institutes.

High school students enrolled in academic courses may apply for housing through UCLA Housing Services.

Over 1000 of the UCLA academic courses, including online , are offered during the summer in two sessions, Session A and Session C .

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 campus/registration fee will be waived.

Whether you will be working full time with inflexible hours or want to study at the comfort of your home, 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.

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.


2020 Session Schedule for Academic Courses
Session A 6 weeks June 22, 2020 July 31, 2020
Session A 8 weeks June 22, 2020 August 14, 2020
Session A 9 weeks June 22, 2020 August 21, 2020
Session A 10 weeks June 22, 2020 August 28, 2020
Session C 6 weeks August 3, 2020 September 11, 2020

Whether you are trying to get into that impacted course you couldn't during the academic year, exploring your career options, completing those last few courses to graduate, or even taking your first college course as a high school student, UCLA Summer Sessions is here to help you with the next step in your academic career.

Join the tens of thousands of students who have reported that UCLA Summer Sessions is an invigorating and unforgettable experience academically, culturally, and socially. You will have an experience that will challenge and inspire you.


Get Started with Academic Courses

If you are ready to plan your summer at UCLA, click on the link that best describes your student type. Each page contains information on registration, enrollment, fees, payment, refund, academic policies such as grades, and more, applicable to the designated student population.

Academic Courses: UCLA Students

Academic Courses: UC Students

Academic Courses: US Students

Academic Courses: International Students

Academic Courses: U.S. High School Students

Academic Courses: International High School Students

If you already have all the information you need and you're ready to enroll in academic courses, registration for 2020 will be available in February.