Academic Courses: International Students





We are excited that you will be participating in UCLA Summer Sessions!

The UCLA Student Code of Conduct has been developed to maintain a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus community that engages students in order to foster their academic success, personal growth and responsible citizenship. Therefore you are expected to conduct yourself in a manner which demonstrates respect for yourself, your fellow Summer Sessions students, UCLA's faculty members, and members of the local community.

Behavior governed by the UCLA Student Code of Conduct includes academic honesty, treatment of others, health and safety, use of resources, and use of alcohol and controlled substances. UCLA’s reputation for academic excellence and institutional integrity is among the most valued assets; as such, academic integrity is of paramount importance and UCLA does all within its power to maintain its standards.

During the summer, matriculated UCLA students and visiting students alike are members of our diverse and inclusive True Bruin community. For more information on the student code of conduct, please visit the Dean of Students' website.



UCLA is committed to maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment and takes an unwavering stand against any act that violates the True Bruin values. As part of UCLA’s ongoing efforts to ensure safety of the True Bruin Community, the following protocol has been established to prevent and respond to sexual violence. This protocol includes information on confidential support services and reporting options for those who have experienced sexual violence, as well as respondent services for those who have been accused of sexual assault or misconduct.




UCLA Sexual Violence Prevention & Response



  • CARE: Advocacy Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Misconduct is located on the first floor of John Wooden Center West (CAPS). A confidential advocate is available for survivors who have experienced sexual violence. Contact: (310) 206-2465 |
  • Confidential support, guidance and advocacy for students are available from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), located at the John Wooden Center West.
  • After-hours support is available by calling the 24-hour hotline at CAPS, 310-825-0768.
  • The Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center is also available any time, day or night, to provide confidential support, guidance and advocacy for students, staff, faculty and community members. Contact: (424) 259-6000.


  • UCLA police are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 9-1-1 for crimes in progress or crimes that have just occurred, or if you have a need for immediate assistance. For non-emergency assistance, call 310-825-1491 or stop by the Police Department at 601 Westwood Plaza.
  • The Sexual Harassment Prevention/Title IX office takes reports, conducts investigations, and provides information. Contact: (310) 206-3417 |


  • For students accused of sexual assault or misconduct: The Office of the Dean of Students provides respondent support services, which include providing appropriate referrals, assisting in navigating campus and external processes, and other relevant services as needed. The office is located at 1206 Murphy Hall. Contact: 310-825-3871 |

Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions

Academic courses are offered during two sessions, Session A and Session C.

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.



Session A 6 weeks June 26, 2017 August 4, 2017
Session A 8 weeks June 26, 2017 August 18, 2017
Session A 9 weeks June 26, 2017 August 25, 2017
Session A 10 weeks June 26, 2017 September 1, 2017
Session C 6 weeks August 7, 2017 September 15, 2017




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.

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 (used only for undergraduate study)
S Satisfactory (achievement at grade B level or better; used only for graduate study)
U Unsatisfactory (used only for graduate study)


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.

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.

Some courses offer P/NP or S/U grading, as well as letter grading options, while some courses stipulate P/NP, S/U, or letter grading only.

If you enroll in a course that offers only one grading option, you will not be able to change the grading option.

If you enroll in a course with both the P/NP (S/U if it is a graduate course) and letter grading options, you will receive a letter grade by default unless you specify your grading option as P/NP.

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:


SESSION A 6-week Course July 21
  8-week Course July 28
  9- or 10-week Course August 4
SESSION C All Courses September 1


Final Examinations

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.

Alternate Examinations

Alternate Examinations

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.



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 (PDF). Transcript Request Forms can be downloaded 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.

Important Dates

JANUARY 9: UCLA Schedule of Classes Available

FEBRUARY 15: Academic Course Registration Opens for Visiting Students

FEBRUARY 22-22: Summer Opportunities Fair

MAY 1: I-20 Request Submission Deadline for Session A

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

JUNE 1: I-20 Request Submission Deadline for Session C

JUNE 23: Non-UC Student Academic Course Payment Deadline (Enrolled May 19 – June 23)

JUNE 23: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session A) - International Students ONLY

JUNE 26 - AUGUST 18: Session A (8-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 26 - AUGUST 25: Session A (9-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 26 - SEPTEMBER 1: Session A (10-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 26 - AUGUST 4: Session A (6-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 30: Academic Course Payment Deadline - Session A Impacted Courses (Enrolled June 23 – June 30)

JUNE 30: Academic Course Session A Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline

JUNE 30: Academic Course Session A - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA Without Instructor Consent

JULY 4: Independence Day

JULY 7: Academic Course Session A - Deadline to Add Courses Without a Late Add Fee

JULY 7: Academic Course Session A - Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline

JULY 7: Academic Course Payment Deadline - Session A Non-Impacted Courses (Enrolled June 23 – July 7)

JULY 14: Academic Course Session A - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA With a PTE Number

JULY 21: Academic Course 6-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

JULY 28: Academic Course 8-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

AUGUST 4: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session C) - International Students ONLY

AUGUST 4: Academic Course 9-Week and 10-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

AUGUST 4: Academic Course Session C Payment Deadline (Enrolled June 23 – August 4)

AUGUST 7 - SEPTEMBER 15: Session C Academic Courses

AUGUST 11: Academic Course Payment Deadline - Session C Impacted Courses (Enrolled August 4 – August 11)

AUGUST 11: Academic Course Session C Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline

AUGUST 18: Academic Course Session C Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline

AUGUST 18: Academic Course Session C - Deadline to Add Courses Without a Late Add Fee

AUGUST 18: Academic Course Payment Deadline - Session C Nonimpacted Courses (Enrolled August 4 – August 18)

AUGUST 25: Academic Course Session C - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA With a PTE Number

SEPTEMBER 1: Academic Course Session C Grading Basis Change Deadline

SEPTEMBER 4: Labor Day