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 faculty.

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.


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 grading option, you will not be able to change the grading option.

If you enroll in a course with both the letter grading or P/NP (S/U if you have a bachelor’s degree) option, you will receive a letter grade by default unless you specify your grading option.

Courses taken on a P/NP or S/U basis might not count toward graduation requirements. Please be sure to consult your school before taking courses on the P/NP or S/U basis.

Courses with optional grading basis can be changed to or from P/NP (S/U) 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)

Grade Assignment

Letter grades A, B, C, and D may be modified by a plus or minus suffix. In addition, the following grades are used to report the quality of student work at UCLA:

F Fail
I Incomplete
DR Deferred Report
P Passed (achievement at grade C level or better; used only for undergraduate study)
NP Not Passed (achievement a grade C- level or lesser; used only for undergraduate study)
S Satisfactory (achievement at grade B level or better; used for students with a bachelor's degree)
U Unsatisfactory (achievement at grade B- level or lesser; used for students with a bachelor's degree)

Grade Points and Grade-Point Average

Grade points per unit are assigned by the Registrar as follows:

A+ 4.0 B+ 3.3 C+ 2.3 D+ 1.3 F 0.0
A 4.0 B 3.0 C 2.0 D 1.0 NP 0.0
A- 3.7 B- 2.7 C- 1.7 D- 0.7 U 0.0


Courses in which students receive a P or S grade may count toward satisfaction of degree requirements, but these grades, as well as DR, I, and NR, are disregarded in determining the grade-point average. NR indicates that no grade was received from the instructor.

The grade-point average is determined by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of units attempted. For example, if you earn a B- in a 4-unit course and an A in a 5 unit course, your GPA would be 30.8 (2.7 x 4 units + 4 x 5 units) divided by 9 (total number of units taken). i.e., 3.42.

For more information on grades, see the UCLA General Catalog.


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.

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

Special examinations and re-examinations are not permitted in Summer Sessions courses.

However, in compliance with Section 92640(a) of the California Education Code, the University does accommodate requests for alternate examination dates when the scheduled date and time would violate your religious creed.

Accommodation for alternate examination dates should be worked out directly and on an individual basis between the student and faculty member involved.

In general, you should request an alternate examination date from the instructor during the first two weeks of the session or as soon as possible after a particular examination date is announced by the instructor.

If you are unable to reach a satisfactory arrangement with the instructor, contact the Office of Summer Sessions, (310) 825-4101, the Ombuds Office, or the Office of the Dean of Students for assistance.

Important Dates

JANUARY 14: UCLA Schedule of Classes Available

FEBRUARY 15: Academic Course Registration Opens for Visiting Students

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

MAY 17: Non-UC Student Academic Course Payment Deadline (Enrollment before May 19)

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

JUNE 21: Non-UC Student Academic Course Payment Deadline (Enrolled May 18 – June 22)

JUNE 24 - AUGUST 2: Session A (6-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 28: Academic Course Session A - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA Without Instructor Consent

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

JULY 4: Independence Day

JULY 5: Academic Course Session A - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA With a PTE Number

JULY 5: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session A)

JULY 5: Academic Course Session A - Deadline to Add Courses Without a Late Add Fee

JULY 19: Academic Course 6-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

AUGUST 2: Academic Course Session C Payment Deadline (Enrolled June 21 – August 2)

AUGUST 5 - SEPTEMBER 13: Session C Academic Courses

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

AUGUST 16: Academic Course Session C - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA With a PTE Number

AUGUST 16: Academic Course Session C - Deadline to Add Courses Without a Late Add Fee

AUGUST 16: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 30: Academic Course Session C Grading Basis Change Deadline

SEPTEMBER 2: Labor Day