Academic Courses: International Students





International students may register for UCLA Summer Sessions in two ways:
Living outside the U.S. or being a citizen of a different country does not automatically classify a student as international. If you answer "NO" to ALL of the questions below, you are an international student for summer registration purposes and will require an F-1 visa to participate:
  • Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, i.e., a Green Card holder?
  • Are you an international student currently studying in the US and returning to the same school after the summer?
  • Do you intend to enroll only in academic courses that are offered completely online?


International students may enroll in a minimum of 8 units and a maximum of 20 units per session. Most courses are valued at 4 or 5 units each. We recommend taking 8 to 12 units due to the intensive course format.


Please note that If you answered yes to at least one question, you are considered a US visiting student for our registration purposes.

  1. Complete the Online Registration Form
  2. or
  3. Register through an Official Registration Center Partner

Registration opens February 15. The $400 non-refundable registration fee payment is required before registration is processed. After completing the registration, you will receive access to enrollment on MyUCLA.

Registration is not complete until the non-refundable registration fee is paid in full. Those who are not prepared to pay can submit their registration form and retrieve registration at another time to make the payment.

This fee is non-refundable even if you drop all courses before they begin. For additional information about refund policies, please refer to Fees and Payment in the left menu bar.

Registration Deadlines for international students:

Session A: May 1st
Session C: June 1st

Enrollment in 8 or more units per session on MyUCLA will generate the I-20 request, and you will receive an email with information on how to login to the I-20 portal and complete the request for the Form I-20.

All international students must maintain full-time enrollment of at least eight (8) units per session throughout the entire program.

Course Selections

The UCLA Schedule of Classes is available starting January 8.

Course descriptions are available here, or you can also view the description of a specific course you have selected on the Schedule of Classes.

  1. Visit the Schedule of Classes and search for a course
  2. When viewing the desired course, select the "Section" number to access additional information about the course.

Each UCLA course is numbered from 1-599, e.g., English 101. Below is a description of the UCLA course numbering system. Please select courses that best meet your current academic standing.

  • 1-99: Lower division courses designed for undergraduate freshmen and sophomores
  • 100-199: Upper division courses designed for undergraduate juniors and seniors
  • 200-299: Graduate courses
  • 300-499: Professional courses
  • 500-599: Graduate courses - open ONLY to current UCLA graduate students

Although the majority of summer courses are open to visiting non-UCLA students, a select few summer courses are restricted to "UCLA students only". Courses restricted to UCLA students only include (but are not limited to) CHEM 14BL, CHEM 14C, CHEM 14CL, and ENG COMP 3.

To view course restrictions, visit the Schedule of Classes, search for your desired course, then click on the "Section" number.

Some courses may require you to have taken specific courses or fulfilled certain requirements to enroll. Transcripts or proof of completion of a requisite course is not required for visiting Summer Sessions students. Although proof of requisite completion is not required, visiting students should have experience comparable to the listed requisite. Please read the description of the courses you intend to take before enrolling to decide if they are right for you.

Taught by UCLA faculty, our ONLINE COURSES offer you the opportunity to earn UCLA credit outside of the classroom. For more information on online courses, click here.


Adding and Dropping Courses


  • Through the FIRST WEEK of the session: add courses on MyUCLA.
  • After the SECOND WEEK of the session:
    • Enroll through MyUCLA using a PTE number (given by the instructor)
    • Submit the Student Update Form to the Summer Sessions office (1331 Murphy Hall). The form must have the instructor’s approval signature.

A late fee of $50 will be assessed for each course added beginning Monday of the third week of each session.


The drop procedure is dependent on whether or not the course is impacted. You can visit the Impacted Courses Master List to verify if a course is impacted.


Impacted courses may be dropped via MyUCLA until Friday of the first week of the course. After the deadline, impacted courses may be dropped only under extraordinary circumstances.

If you decide to submit a request after the deadline, you will be required to complete a Summer Sessions Student Update Form and submit the request to the Summer Sessions Office, 1331 Murphy Hall. If the request is approved, the dropped course appears on the transcript with a notation indicating the date and week of the term in which the drop petition was filed.


Non-impacted courses may be dropped on MyUCLA anytime before the last two weeks of instruction.Please note that if you drop a non-impacted course after Friday of the second week of classes, you will not receive a refund.

After this, you must submit a Summer Sessions Student Update Form with the instructor's signature to 1331 Murphy Hall certifying that the coursework was not completed.

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

Please see the QUICK LINKS in the footer for printable and interactive STUDENT UPDATE FORMS.

Click "Present" and open full screen. Use the arrows on the bottom of the page to navigate the presentation.


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

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

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 17: 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