Summer Institutes

Summer Institute Registration

Developed from courses that are already part of UCLA’s regular curriculum, Summer Institutes offer the breadth and depth of UCLA's academic rigor in an intensive, holistic format that allows you to share a unique hands-on learning experience. Upon completion, all courses that constitute each Summer Institute program’s curriculum will be listed on an official UCLA transcript.

Our Summer Institutes are open to students from around the country and the world , as well as UCLA students, and we invite you to come and study in a welcoming environment that appreciates diversity and global perspectives.

If you are an international student who would require a visa to participate in UCLA Summer Sessions, please note that not all Summer Institutes are eligible for an F-1 visa. Programs that do not meet F-1 visa eligibility are indicated with *. If you are interested in any of those programs, please be sure to consult your local US embassy/consulate for visa options prior to registering as an I-20 form may not be issued.


The Film and Television Summer Institute's Creative Producing track includes an internship component and is not open to international students. The program's all other tracks, however, are F-1 visa eligible.

International students who wish to enroll in the Jumpstart Summer Institute: Introduction to Architecture must select the Architecture and Urban Design 10B & 103 track, totaling 11 units, to meet the minimum 8 unit enrollment requirement. The Architecture and Urban Design 103 track carries 6 units and does not meet the F-1 visa unit requirement.

Precollege Summer Institutes are designed for advanced high school students who wish to gain academically challenging college-level experience, while College/Professional Summer Institutes deliver instructions that go beyond the traditional classroom in architecture, film and television, management and more.

High school students who are 14 years of age or older by the first day of summer may participate in our Precollege Summer Institutes. If you do not meet the age requirement but wish to participate in one of the programs, please contact us at

A rich array of programs are available this summer. For details, please click on the program that interests you.

Registration Starts February 15, 2020

Access Existing Registration

If you have already submitted the Summer Institute registration form and wish to pay your deposit or make a change to your registration (e.g., switch programs, add an additional program, cancel registration, submit uploads, etc.), you can simply access your original registration without having to complete the registration form again. You will need your five-digit registration number that was sent to your email address upon initial submission of the registration form. If you can't locate it, please contact us at with your full name, date of birth, and the name of your program.

Access Existing Registration

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