Academic Courses: International High Shool Students

ACADEMIC COURSES:

INTERNATIONAL

HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENTS

All international students requesting the Form I-20 from UCLA Summer Sessions are required to submit proof of English language proficiency.

UCLA accepts the following:

TOEFL - minimum score of 79 (iBT) or 550 (PBT)
IELTS - minimum score of 6.5
iTEP - minimum score of 5
CAE/CPE - Level C1 A, B, and C

 

English proficiency documents are valid for two (2) years from the date of issuance.

Exemptions

Citizens from any of the following countries are exempt from providing proof of English proficiency:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom

If you are an International Baccalaureates or currently enrolled in an academic institution where the primary language of instruction is English, you may submit an official transcript or verification of enrollment from your school for consideration of granting an exception.

English Language Courses

International students who want to improve their English skills during the summer are invited to enroll in English Language Courses.

While intermediate language proficiency is required, there is no minimum score requirement.

The program defines "intermediate" as having had two years of solid foundational English coursework, whereby students understand conversational and academic English beyond basic structures and vocabulary, read intermediate level texts, and are able to write cohesive paragraphs and essays.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES COURSES

These courses are open to all levels of English proficiency: 

COMM ST 1A: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers

COMM ST 1B: Learning American English and Culture from Movies

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) COURSES

The ESL program helps students to enhance their academic and professional skills to improve job performance and prepare for university work. Student must have intermediate to advanced English language proficiency to enroll in these courses. All students will be required to take a placement examination on the first day of classes.

ESL 20: Conversation and Fluency

ESL 21: Pronunciation

ESL 22: Public Speaking

ESL 23: American Culture through Film

ESL 24: Preparation for American University

ESL 25: Academic Reading and Writing

ESL 26: Business Communication: Speaking

ESL 27: Business Communication: Writing

ESL 97A: Variable Topics in ESL

ESL 105: Advanced Grammar and Style

Important Dates

JANUARY 8: UCLA Schedule of Classes Available

FEBRUARY 1: Housing Application Available for Academic Courses

FEBRUARY 15: Academic Course Registration Opens for Visiting Students

MAY 1: Registration Deadline for Int'l Students (Session A)

MAY 3: I-20 Request Deadline (Session A)

MAY 18: Non-UC Student Academic Course Payment Deadline (Enrollment before May 19)

JUNE 1: Registration Deadline for Int'l Students (Session C)

JUNE 3: I-20 Request Deadline (Session C)

JUNE 22: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session A) - International Students ONLY

JUNE 22: Non-UC Student Academic Course Payment Deadline (Enrolled May 18 – June 22)

JUNE 25 - AUGUST 3: Session A (6-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 29: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session A)

JUNE 29: Academic Course Session A - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA Without Instructor Consent

JULY 4: Independence Day

JULY 6: Academic Course Session A - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA With a PTE Number

JULY 6: Academic Course Session A - Deadline to Add Courses Without a Late Add Fee

JULY 6: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session A)

JULY 20: Academic Course 6-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

JULY 27: Academic Course 8-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

AUGUST 3: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session C) - International Students ONLY

AUGUST 3: Academic Course 9-Week and 10-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

AUGUST 3: Academic Course Session C Payment Deadline (Enrolled June 22 – August 3)

AUGUST 6 - SEPTEMBER 14: Session C Academic Courses

AUGUST 10: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 17: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 17: Academic Course Session C - Deadline to Add Courses Without a Late Add Fee

AUGUST 24: Academic Course Session C - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA With a PTE Number

AUGUST 31: Academic Course Session C Grading Basis Change Deadline

SEPTEMBER 3: Labor Day