Academic Courses: UC Students



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

Important Note: UCLA has decided to transition all summer courses to remote learning for summer 2021. For more information, visit our Updates and Alerts page.

2021 Session Schedule For Summer Courses

UCLA Summer Sessions offers students the chance to select between nine different session dates, each full of academic opportunities for you to make progress toward graduation. Each Session has a letter and a number. The letter indicates the start date: A (June 21), B (July 12), and C (August 2). The number indicates the length of the course in weeks.

Below are the 2021 session dates.

A3: June 21 - July 9
A6: June 21 - July 30
A8: June 21 - August 13
A10: June 21 - August 27

B3: July 12 - July 30

C3: August 2 - August 20
C6: August 2 - September 10



The UCLA Schedule of Classes is available starting January 11.

Course Descriptions

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
  • 200-499: Graduate and professional courses
  • 500-599: Graduate courses - open ONLY to current UCLA graduate students

You may visit the Registrar's website for course descriptions or view the description of a specific course you have selected on the Schedule of Classes starting January 13. When viewing the desired course, select the "Section" number to access additional information about the class.

Course Restrictions and Requisites

Course Restrictions

Although the majority of summer courses are open to visiting non-UCLA students, a select few summer courses are restricted to "UCLA students only".

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.


How to Register

Whether you are new or returning to UCLA Summer Sessions, enrollment in summer courses can be completed in three easy steps:

  1. Complete our ACADEMIC COURSE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM starting February 15.
  2. Submit online payment of the $350 registration fee.
  3. Use your University Identification (UID) number, emailed after successful payment of the registration fee, to create your MyUCLA account* to proceed with enrollment. Please keep a secure record of your UCLA Logon information.

All steps must be completed in the exact order provided above.

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

The registration fee is nonrefundable at all times.

For additional information about refund policies, please refer to FEES AND PAYMENT in the left menu bar.

MyUCLA will be used for enrollment, bill paying, viewing grades, and using other services. Please keep a secure record of your UCLA logon information.

*Returning students do not need to create a new MyUCLA account. Simply log in to your existing account once steps 1-2 are completed. Be sure to update your address, e-mail, and phone number, if necessary.


Adding Courses

How to Enroll in Summer Courses

Visiting summer-only students may add courses starting February 15 through Friday of Week 1 (4PM PDT) of the course's session.

Enrollment Instructions:
  1. Do not proceed with the enrollment steps below until AFTER completing all steps in the “Registration” section above first.
  2. Visit MyUCLA and sign-in with your Logon and password
  3. On the main menu, select "Classes," then "Find a Class and Enroll"
  4. Make sure "Summer 2021" is selected. Search for classes using the "Subject Area" or the "Advanced Search." Once you successfully enter your search parameters, select “Go”
  5. Enable your enrollment by selecting all the terms and conditions, and clicking "Enable Enrollment." If you’ve already enabled enrollment, skip to step 6
  6. Check the box for your desired course. If the course has a section, please select a discussion as well. Select “Enroll” to verify enrollment

For a tutorial on enrolling, please click here.

Late Adds

The deadline to enroll in courses on MyUCLA without permission from the instructor is Friday of Week 1 (4PM PDT) of the course. Students may enroll after Friday of Week 1 (4PM PDT) of the course if they have permission from the instructor with one of the following two ways:

  • Enroll on MyUCLA using a Permission to Enroll (PTE)* number (only available until the end of Week 2); 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 emailed to

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

NOTE: A late fee of $50 will be assessed for each course added after Friday of the 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, on MyUCLA.

If you are not automatically enrolled in a course from the waitlist by 5:00 PM, Friday Week 1 of the course, 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 before 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; or
  • Submitting a Student Update Form with a PTE number to

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 Courses

IMPORTANT - 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.

Dropping Impacted Courses

Students may drop any impacted course until 5PM (PDT) on the following deadlines:

SESSION Drop Deadline (With a Refund)
Session A3 June 25
Session A6 June 25
Session A8 June 25
Session A9 June 25
Session A10 June 25
Session B3 July 16
Session C3 August 6
Session C6 August 6


After 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 visiting student still wishes to proceed with dropping the course, the student may submit a Summer Drop Request Form (PDF) to the UCLA Summer Sessions Office ( to petition the course be dropped.

Dropping Non-Impacted Courses

Students may drop any non-impacted course until 5PM (PDT) on the following deadlines if the final was not attempted or submitted:

SESSION Refund Deadline
MyUCLA Drop Deadline* Drop via Form Deadline*
Session A3 June 25 July 2 July 9
Session A6 July 2 July 16 July 30
Session A8 July 2 July 30 August 13
Session A9 July 2 August 6 August 20
Session A10 July 2 August 13 August 27
Session B3 July 16 July 23 July 30
Session C3 August 6 August 13 August 20
Session C6 August 13 August 27 September 10
*Fees are no longer refundable if dropped after the refund deadline.



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

  • MyUCLA Drop Instructions: Sign-in to MyUCLA, select "Classes", then "Drop a Class" and proceed with the course cancellation.
  • Summer Drop Request Form Instructions: Submit a Summer Drop Request Form (PDF) along with verification the final was not attempted or submitted to

If a non-impacted course is confirmed as dropped prior to 5PM (PDT) of the last day of the course's session, there will be no transcript notation.












A3: June 21 - July 9
A6: June 21 - July 30
A8: June 21 - Aug 13
A10: June 21 - Aug 27

B3: July 12 - July 30

C3: Aug 2 - Aug 20
C6: Aug 2 - Sept 10

Important Dates

JANUARY 11: Schedule of Classes Available

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

JUNE 18: Full Payment Due: Enrollment before June 19 (5PM)

JUNE 21: First Day of Session A

JUNE 25: Refund Deadline - Session A3 (all courses)

JUNE 25: Refund Deadline - Session A6, A8, A9, & A10 (impacted courses only)

JULY 2: Refund Deadline - Session A6, A8, A9, & A10 (non-impacted courses only)

JULY 12: First Day of Session B

JULY 16: Refund Deadline (Session B)

JULY 30: Full Payment Deadline: Session C only if enrolled June 19 (5PM) – July 31 (5PM)

AUGUST 2: First Day of Session C

AUGUST 6: Refund Deadline - Session C3 (all courses)

AUGUST 6: Impacted Course Refund Deadline (Session C6)

UCLA Summer Sessions 2021 will be remote. Learn More.