Academic Courses: UCLA Students

Academic Courses: UCLA Students

Welcome to UCLA Summer Sessions! We are excited to have you join us this year for an exceptional and invigorating educational experience.

2020 Session Schedule For Academic Courses

Session A 6 weeks June 22, 2020 July 31, 2020
Session A 8 weeks June 22, 2020 August 14, 2020
Session A 9 weeks June 22, 2020 August 21, 2020
Session A 10 weeks June 22, 2020 August 28, 2020
Session C 6 weeks August 3, 2020 September 11, 2020


Dates for our Summer Intensive Studies can be found online at Different deadlines and policies may apply to Summer Intensive Studies. Please visit the Summer Intensive Studies page if you are enrolled in any Summer Intensive Studies course.

Enrollment in summer courses for current matriculated UCLA students begins on MyUCLA starting February 1.

A deposit is not required for UCLA students. However, a processing fee of $150 will be assessed if all summer courses are dropped at any point in time, regardless of whether instruction has begun.

To qualify as a current matriculated UCLA student for summer registration purposes, you must meet at least one of the requirements below:

  • Admitted student with an active winter and/or spring term and a degree expected term after the end of the summer term.
  • Incoming freshman or transfer student who has SIR'd to the university.
  • Admitted student returning from a leave of absence (excluding students on probation or subject to dismissal) with a degree expected term after the end of the summer term.

If you do not meet any of these requirements and want to enroll in academic courses as a visiting US student, please visit the Academic Courses for US Students page for more information.

Adding Summer Courses

Schedule of Classes

The UCLA Schedule of Classes is available starting January 13 here. 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 UCLA graduate students even during the summer

Important Information
Summer offerings are subject to change, without prior notice, by action of the academic department offering the course/program. Changes include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Meeting time and location changes
  • Instructor substitutions
  • Course cancellation

Reasonable endeavor will be made to notify students of such changes and suggest alternatives when applicable.

In the event of cancellation, the University is not responsible for any consequential loss or expenses incurred as a result; only the course fee, as well as campus, registration, material and/or IEI fees if applicable will be subject to refund. 

How to Enroll in Summer Courses

Current matriculated UCLA students  may add courses on MyUCLA starting FEBRUARY 1 through FRIDAY, WEEK 1 of the course's session .

  1. Visit MyUCLA and sign-in with your Logon and password
  2. On the main menu, under the CLASSES drop-down menu select “Find a Class and Enroll”
  3. Make sure Summer 2020 is selected. You can search for classes using the "Subject Area" or the "Advanced Search”. Once you successfully enter your search parameters, select “Go”
  4. If this is your first time enrolling this term, enable your enrollment by selecting all the terms and conditions, and clicking “Enable Enrollment”. If you’ve already enabled enrollment, skip to step 5
  5. Check the box for your desired course. If a course has a discussion section, please select a discussion as well
  6. Confirm your enrollment by selecting “Enroll”

For a tutorial on enrolling, please click here.



Some summer courses have requisite requirements. Please read the course description before enrolling to ensure that you have fulfilled the requisite(s).

Requisites are enforced during the summer for UCLA students and MyUCLA will automatically check to see if you have met any mandatory requirements. Students completing the requisite courses in winter or spring quarter may visit the course's department and request a Permission to Enroll (PTE) number.

Unit Maximum

College of Letters and Science students and graduate students may take a maximum of 18 units per summer. All other UCLA students may take a maximum of 16 units.

If you wish to exceed your study load limit, you must obtain approval from your respective school or college.

Late Adds

The deadline to enroll in courses on MyUCLA without consent or permission from the instructor is Friday of Week 1 of the course. Students may enroll after Friday of Week 1 of the course if they have consent or permission from the instructor. You may enroll one of two ways:

  • Enroll on MyUCLA using a Permission to Enroll (PTE)* number (Prior to the end of Week 2 ONLY); OR
  • Submit a Student Update Form (PDF) with either an authorized signature from the instructor or a PTE* number provided on the form. The form may be submitted to 1331 Murphy Hall or emailed to

NOTE: A late fee of $50 will be assessed for each course added after Friday of second week of each session. No late fees are assessed if a student is re-adding a class that was dropped, switching sections of the same class, or adding any 99, 195-199, 596-599 courses. 


If the course you wish to take reaches capacity, you may add yourself to the waitlist, if available.

In the event that you are not automatically enrolled in a course from the waitlist by 5:00 PM, Friday Week 1 of the course's session, you will be dropped from the waitlist and receive a refund of the course fees. If it is the only course you are enrolled in, you will receive a full refund and will not be subject to the processing fee.

Students can resolve their waitlist status prior to the end of Week 1 by:

  • Enrolling on MyUCLA using a Permission to Enroll (PTE) number*, which can be obtained from the instructor or the course home department. For a tutorial on enrollment, please click here;
  • Presenting a Student Update Form with a PTE number to the Summer Sessions office at 1331 Murphy Hall; or
  • Exchanging the waitlisted course for another course prior to the end of the first week of class.

Students may verify their enrollment status in a particular course by viewing their Studylist using MyUCLA.

*Permission to Enroll (PTE) numbers are limited and are only given at the instructor's discretion.


Dropping Summer Courses

Important Drop Policies

IMPORTANT: Before dropping or attempting to drop any summer course, please read and understand the following summer policies.

  • The refund deadline and the drop deadline is not the same for most summer courses. Therefore, it is possible to drop a course and still be held liable for the full cost of the class. Please refer to FEES AND PAYMENT in the left menu bar for Summer Sessions refund policies before dropping any course.
  • A course may NOT be dropped or removed from your record if you made any attempt to take the final examination.
  • The drop procedure is dependent on whether or not the course is impacted. You can verify if a course is impacted at the UCLA Registrar's website.

Dropping Non-Impacted Courses

Any course not indicated on the Impacted Course List is considered non-impacted and subject to the drop procedures below:

  • Before the final two weeks of the course: Sign-in to MyUCLA, select "Classes", then "Drop a Class" and proceed with the course cancellation.
  • Final two weeks of the course: Submit a Student Update Form (PDF) with the instructor's signature provided on the form to 1331 Murphy Hall or via email (, certifying that the coursework was not completed.

Dropping Impacted Courses

All courses indicated on the Impacted Course List are considered impacted and subject to the drop procedures below:

  • Before 5:00 PM, Friday of Week 1 of the course: Sign-in to MyUCLA, select "Classes", then "Drop a Class" and proceed with the course cancellation.
  • After 5:00 PM, Friday of Week 1 of the course: Dropping an impacted course is by approval only in accordance with the Impacted Course Drop Policy. As requests are rarely granted only under extenuating circumstances, students who wish to drop an impacted course past the Week 1 deadline should consult the course instructor and explore other academic options. If after exploring other options, a student still wishes to proceed with dropping the course, submit a Late Impacted Course Drop Petition or Retroactive Drop Petition Form from your counseling unit. Fall admits are required to submit a Student Update Form (PDF), signed by the course instructor, to the UCLA Summer Sessions Office at 1331 Murphy Hall.

If the request is approved, the dropped course will appear on the transcript with a notation indicating the date and week the drop was officially processed.










6-week: June 22 - July 31
8-week: June 22 - August 14
10-week: June 22 - August 28

August 3 - September 11

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 1: Enrollment Opens

MARCH 2: FAFSA Deadline for UCLA Students

APRIL 1-30: Financial Aid Application for Current UCLA Students Available

JUNE 19: Full Payment Due (Enrollment before June 21)

JUNE 26: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session A)

JULY 3: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session A)

JULY 17: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session A, 6wk)

JULY 31: Full Payment Due (Session C, Enrolled June 21 – August 2)

AUGUST 7: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 14: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 28: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session C)