Academic Courses: International Students


ACADEMIC COURSES:

INTERNATIONAL

STUDENTS

Students participating in the Summer Sessions program have access to valuable resources, services and learning opportunities. We hope you take advantage of all that is available to you.

Bruincard

The BruinCard is your passport to life at UCLA. It is the primary student identification, library, and gym card. The BruinCard also serves other purposes both on and off campus and the convenience of all the included features makes it a must-have necessity.

Starting June 1, you can pick up your BruinCard at the BruinCard Center in 123 Kerckhoff Hall. The BruinCard Center is open weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For more information, visit www.bruincard.ucla.edu.

Parking

Summer Sessions parking permits will be available beginning May 1 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students have the option to purchase a summer term permit. A term permit for summer is generally more cost effective and convenient than paying for parking on a daily basis.

Daily permits are also sold on a space-available basis at any of the Parking and Information booths located throughout the UCLA campus. Motorcycles, mopeds and motor scooters do not require parking permits, but may park only in designated areas.

Please review the Transportation and Parking Services webpage for additional information on parking options.

Libraries and Computer Labs

The UCLA Library is among the top 15 largest library systems in the United States. There are 13 libraries around the campus. You can check the Map of All Libraries to find their locations.

Several Computer Labs and printing centers are also available throughout the campus. CLICC Computer Lab services include access to laptops, printing, and equipment checkout. A full list of printing and computing labs on campus is available at IT Resourses @ UCLA.

Center for Accessible Education

The UCLA Center for Accessible Education (CAE) facilitates academic accommodations for enrolled students with documented permanent and temporary disabilities. Accommodations are designed to promote successful engagement in the UCLA academic experience.  The CAE is committed to ensuring all UCLA students can participate fully in the numerous educational opportunities on our campus. 

Transcripts

The transcript is a permanent record that reflects all undergraduate and graduate work completed at UCLA. It lists courses, units, grades, cumulative grade-point average, transfer credits, total units, and work in progress in chronological order

Ordering a transcript should be done online through MyUCLA. Those requiring expedited or special delivery can submit a Transcript Request Form. Transcript Request Forms can be downloaded from the Registrar's Website or picked up at 1113 Murphy Hall between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Requests are not processed if students have outstanding financial, academic, or administrative obligations to the university.

Grades

Enrolled students are expected to complete all assigned coursework, take all examinations, attend class regularly, and submit all required work by the end of the session.

No part of the coursework may be continued beyond the close of the course unless prearranged by the student and the instructor.

The work of all students at UCLA is reported in terms of grades. Instructors are required to assign a final grade for each student enrolled in a course.

For more information on UCLA’s grade policy, visit the Registrar’s website.


Grading Basis

Some courses offer the option to choose your grading basis, either letter grading, P/NP, or S/U, while other courses stipulate letter grading, P/NP, or S/U only. For classes that only have one grade type, you will not be able to change the grading option.

Courses with both the letter grading or P/NP (S/U if you have a bachelor’s degree) option, letter grade will be assigned by default unless you specify your grade type to be otherwise.

Courses taken for P/NP or S/U might not count toward graduation requirements. Please be sure to consult an academic adviser before taking courses on the P/NP or S/U basis.

Courses with optional grading basis can be changed on MyUCLA until the following deadlines:

Course Length Grading Basis Deadline
6-Week Course Friday of Week 4
(Session A: July 19, Session C: August 30)
8-Week Course Friday of Week 5 (Session A: July 26)
9/10 - Week Course Friday of Week 6 (Session A: August 2)

Credits

UCLA is on the quarter system. As a general guide, a semester unit is worth 1.5 quarter units (e.g., 4 quarter units = 2.5 semester units).

UCLA courses are generally accepted for transfer credit, but all decisions on transferability rest with the home institution.

Students should get advance approval of their UCLA Summer Sessions course selections from the home institution prior to registration.

Final Examinations

The final examination is usually given during the last scheduled class meeting. Exceptions are noted in the Schedule of Classes. When a course requires a final examination, there can be no individual exemptions.

NOTE: A course cannot be dropped or removed from your record if you make any attempt to take the final examination.

SESSION A
6-week: June 24 - August 2
8-week: June 24 - August 16
10-week: June 24 - August 30

SESSION C
August 5 - September 13


Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

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

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

MAY 17: Full Payment Due (Enrollment before May 17)

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

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

JUNE 21: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session A)

JUNE 21: Full Payment Due (Enrolled May 18 – June 22)

JUNE 28: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session A)

JULY 5: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session A)

JULY 19: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session A, 6wk)

AUGUST 2: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 2: Full Payment Due (Session C, Enrolled June 21 – August 2)

AUGUST 9: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 16: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 30: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session C)