Summer Intensive Studies (SIS) provide a unique opportunity to complete a 10-week course in just three weeks or a three-quarter long series in just nine weeks. SIS courses will be offered the following dates in Summer 2020.
SIS Courses - Series
Important Note: UCLA has decided to transition all 2020 SIS courses to remote learning only. For more information, visit our Updates and Alerts page.
The following SIS courses are part of a series. Students can take one, two, or all three courses in the series as long as any applicable pre-requisite(s) have been completed.
Other SIS Courses
The following SIS courses can be completed in just three weeks.
Please read the course description before enrolling in any Intensive Studies course to ensure that you have fulfilled the requisite(s).
For UCLA students, MyUCLA will automatically check to see if the enforced requisites have been met. Students wishing to complete more than one Summer Intensive Studies course may complete a Student Update Form and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll.
For all other students, if you have had experience comparable to the listed requisite, you may enroll. Transcripts or proof of completion of a requisite course is not required for visiting Summer Sessions students.
Unit Maximum and Minimum
The SIS format is highly intensive. While students can take multiple SIS courses during the summer, we do not recommend taking more than one SIS course simultaneously.
College of Letters and Science students, both undergraduate and graduate, 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.
Visiting non-UCLA students may take a maximum of 18 units per summer.
If you are an international student for registration purposes, you are subject to I-20 requirements. Unless you add Academic Courses, enrolling in one SIS course is considered full time for the 3-week period. Please see the International Student Page for more information.
Adding Intensive Studies Courses
UCLA students can enroll in a Summer Intensive Studies course online via MyUCLA using the Class Planner or Find a Class and Enroll function. Submission of a deposit payment is not required for UCLA students. However, the processing fee of $150 will be assessed if all summer courses are dropped regardless of whether instruction has begun.
Please contact UCLA Summer Sessions at email@example.com should you experience any issues with enrollment.
Whether new or returning to UCLA Summer Sessions, all visiting students including other UC students must complete our Academic Course Registration first in order to enroll in Summer Intensive Studies courses.
Once you have submitted the online registration form and the nonrefundable deposit , an email will be sent to you with your UCLA ID number. Please note that even if you already have a UCLA ID and logon, you will not have access to MyUCLA summer enrollment options unless your registration is complete.
Registration is not complete until the deposit is paid in full. Those who are not prepared to pay can submit their registration form and access their existing registration at another time to make the deposit.
This deposit ($150 for US students; $400 for international students) is nonrefundable even if you drop all courses before the refund deadlines.
You will use your UCLA ID number to obtain a UCLA logon via MyUCLA. If you already have a UCLA logon, you do not need to create a new logon. Simply log in to your pre-existing account. Be sure to update your address, e-mail, and phone number if necessary.
Dropping Intensive Studies Courses
Important: Before dropping or attempting to drop any Intensive Studies course, please read and understand the following summer policies.
- If you drop a Summer Intensive Studies course after the refund deadline, you will be held liable for the full cost of the class. Please refer to the refund policies and deadlines before dropping.
- A course may NOT be dropped or removed from your record if you make any attempt to take the final examination.
- The drop procedure is dependent on whether or not the course is impacted. Impacted courses are subject to stricter drop policies.
Non-Impacted Intensive Studies Courses
Non-impacted SIS courses are subject to the drop procedures below:
- Before the final week of the course: Sign-in to MyUCLA, select "Classes," then "Drop a Class" and proceed with the course cancellation.
- Final week of the course: Submit a Student Update Form with the instructor's signature provided on the form to 1331 Murphy Hall during regular business hours or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Impacted Intensive Studies Courses
Impacted SIS courses are subject to the drop procedures below:
- Before 5 PM, Friday of Week 1 of the course: Sign-in to MyUCLA, select "Classes," then "Drop a Class" and proceed with the course cancellation.
- Current UCLA students are required to submit a Late Impacted Course Drop Petition or Retroactive Drop Petition Form from their counseling unit . Non-UCLA students will be required to complete a Summer Sessions Student Update Form and submit the request to the Summer Sessions Office, 1331 Murphy Hall or email@example.com, in order to drop any impacted course. Both an interactive (PDF) and Student Update Form printable (PDF) versions of the Student Update Form available.
- College Academic Counseling, A316 Murphy Hall
- Honors Programs Office, A311 Murphy Hall
- AAP Counseling Office, 1209 Campbell Hall
- Athletic Counseling Office, Morgan Center
- School of Engineering and Applied Science, 6426 Boelter Hall
- School of Nursing, 2-137 Factor Building
- School of Arts and Architecture, 2200 Broad Art Center
- School of Theater, Film, & Television, 103 East Melnitz
- Graduate Division, 1255 Murphy Hall
Fees and Payment
The fee for a summer course is calculated based on the unit value the course carries and your student status. In addition to the course fee, students are assessed other campus and administrative fees during the summer. Below is a summary of fees that may apply.
Note: All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
|2020 Unit Fee||$279 per unit (UC Undergrad) | $349 per unit (UC Graduate Student) | $360 per unit (all others)|
|IEI Fee||$61 per summer (students without a bachelor's degree)|
Document fee covers a lifetime supply of official transcripts mailed by USPS first class mail. Summer-only visiting students, except visiting UC students, will be assessed a one-time document fee during their first summer term; returning summer-only students will not be subject to the document fee. For more information, please click here.
|$50 assessed only for the first summer term at UCLA|
|Late Add Fee
A non-refundable late fee of $50 will be assessed for each course added after Friday of second week of the 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.
|$50 per class added after second week|
Registration and Campus Fees
|UCLA Students||$130.70 (Undergraduate) | $66(Graduate)|
|Visiting UC Students||$150|
|Non-UC Students (Domestic)||$350|
|Non-UC Students (International)||$400|
Additional Visa-Related Fees for Visiting International Student
|International Student Service Fee||$400|
UCLA financial aid is available only to qualified UCLA students, including newly admitted UCLA students beginning in the fall 2020.
All visiting students, including other UC students , should check with their home institution regarding financial aid options.
All registered Summer Sessions students assume full responsibility for all fees regardless of their financial aid status and are held to the UCLA Summer Sessions payment deadlines.
Other University of California campuses may offer financial aid for Summer Study at UCLA. If you are a current UC student, please check with your home financial aid office.
UC Financial Aid Offices
Note: All deadlines are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Please take the time zone into consideration when making arrangements to process your payment.
|Student Type||Payment Deadline|
|Visiting Non-UC Students:||June 5 (5PM)|
|UC Students:||June 19 (5PM)|
*If enrolling after the payment deadline, please consult with UCLA Summer Sessions (firstname.lastname@example.org) to determine the next payment deadline. These payment deadlines may be extended only for UC students who are identified by their respective UC financial aid office as summer financial aid recipients. No exception requests by individual UC students will be accepted regardless of their UC summer financial aid status. Those who are granted exception will be notified of the extended payment deadline.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
2020 Refund Deadlines for Summer Intensive Studies
|Intensive Studies Session Dates||Refund Deadline|
|June 22 – July 10||5PM, June 26|
|July 13 – July 31||5PM, July 17|
|August 3 – August 21||5PM, August 7|
UCLA Students: 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. This processing fee is not refundable under any circumstances.
Visiting Students: The Registration Fee paid during registration is not refundable under any circumstances.
The following fees are refundable only if the course is dropped before the course's refund deadline (specified above):
- Per-unit course fee
- Instructional Enhancement Initiative (IE) fee
- Referenda Fees or Service Fee (if all courses dropped)
- Document fee (if all courses dropped)
- Material use fee(s), if applicable
The fees listed above are 100% NON-refundable if dropped after the refund deadline, and you will be financially liable for any courses you are enrolled in past the refund deadline.
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 instructor. 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.
For more information on UCLA’s grade policy, visit the Registrar’s website.
Some courses offer the option to choose from either letter grading or P/NP (S/U if you have your bachelor's degree), while other courses stipulate a specific grading basis. For classes that only have one grade type, you will not be able to change the grading option.
Courses with both the letter grading and P/NP or S/U option will be assigned a letter grade by default unless you specify your grade type to be otherwise.
Courses taken for P/NP or S/U might not count toward graduation requirements. Please be sure to consult an academic adviser before taking courses on the P/NP or S/U basis.
Courses with optional grading basis can be changed on MyUCLA until the following deadlines:
|5PM, July 10|
|5PM, July 31|
|5PM, August 21|
Units / 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 receive approval of course transferability from the home institution in advance before enrolling in UCLA Summer Sessions.
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.