Startup UCLA Summer Institute


Shelby Kretz is a social entrepreneur, activist, and educational researcher. She is the founder of Little Justice Leaders, a social justice education subscription box for families and educators. Previously, Shelby co-founded the non-profit organization 1girl, which brings leadership programming to middle school girls. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Education at UCLA, and her research focuses on the connection between the education system and the juvenile (in)justice system. 


  • Startup UCLA: Social Entrepreneurship Schedule
  • Startup UCLA: Social Entrepreneurship Syllabus


Participants of the Startup UCLA: Social Entrepreneurship Summer Institute will be awarded 2 units of credit in the form of pass/no pass credit after the successful completion of the program.

As a participant, you are expected to complete all assigned coursework, take all examinations, attend class regularly, and submit all required work by the end of the program. No part of the coursework may be continued beyond the close of the program unless prearranged by the student and the instructor.

Transferring Credit

UCLA is on the quarter system. While some schools are also on the quarter system, most colleges and universities are on the semester system. As a general guide to transferring quarter units to a semester system school, one-semester unit or credit 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.


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.

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.










Program Dates

JULY 12 - JULY 23, 2021

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15 - APRIL 1: Summer Scholars Support for California High School Students Application Period

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

MAY 1: Payment due in full

JUNE 15: Refund Deadline - Refund Deadline for Summer Institutes

JULY 12-23: Startup UCLA: Social Entrepreneurship Summer Institute

UCLA Summer Sessions 2021 will be remote. Learn More.