Academic Courses: International Students


ACADEMIC COURSES:

US VISITING STUDENTS

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.

 

2018 SESSION SCHEDULE FOR ACADEMIC COURSES


SESSION WEEKS START DATE END DATE
Session A 6 weeks June 25, 2018 August 3, 2018
Session A 8 weeks June 25, 2018 August 17, 2018
Session A 9 weeks June 25, 2018 August 24, 2018
Session A 10 weeks June 25, 2018 August 31, 2018
Session C 6 weeks August 6, 2018 September 14, 2018

 

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 20, Session C: August 31)
8-Week Course Friday of Week 5 (Session A: July 27)
9/10 - Week Course Friday of Week 6 (Session A: August 3)

 

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.

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.

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 can be done online through MyUCLA. Those requiring expedited or special delivery can submit a Transcript Request Form (PDF). Transcript Request Forms can be downloaded online here or picked up at 1113 Murphy Hall between 9:00 AM. and 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday.

Requests are not processed if students have outstanding financial, academic, or administrative obligations to the University.

NOTE: Current or newly admitted UCLA students will have their grades appear on their UCLA transcript immediately after grades are submitted by the course instructor. Current or newly admitted visiting UC students will have their grades appear on their home UC campus's transcript in October or November.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

The UCLA Student Conduct Code 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 Conduct Code 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, please visit the Dean of Students' website.

Important Dates

JANUARY 8: UCLA Schedule of Classes Available

FEBRUARY 1: Housing Application Available for Academic Courses

FEBRUARY 13: Summer Opportunities Fair

FEBRUARY 15: Academic Course Registration Opens for Visiting Students

MAY 18: Non-UC Student Academic Course Payment Deadline (Enrollment before May 19)

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

JUNE 25 - AUGUST 17: Session A (8-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 25 - AUGUST 24: Session A (9-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 25 - AUGUST 31: Session A (10-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 25 - AUGUST 3: Session A (6-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 29: Academic Course Payment Deadline - Session A Impacted Courses (Enrolled June 23 – June 30)

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 - Deadline to Add Courses Without a Late Add Fee

JULY 6: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session A)

JULY 6: Academic Course Payment Deadline - Session A Non-Impacted Courses (Enrolled June 22 – July 6)

JULY 13: Academic Course Session A - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA With a PTE Number

JULY 20: Academic Course 6-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

JULY 27: Academic Course 8-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

AUGUST 3: Academic Course Session C Payment Deadline (Enrolled June 22 – August 3)

AUGUST 3: Academic Course 9-Week and 10-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

AUGUST 6 - SEPTEMBER 14: Session C Academic Courses

AUGUST 10: Academic Course Payment Deadline - Session C Impacted Courses (Enrolled August 3 – August 10)

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 Payment Deadline - Session C Nonimpacted Courses (Enrolled August 4 – August 18)

AUGUST 24: 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