Why be a summer bruin?


4 OUT OF 5 UCLA students will become a Summer Bruin at some point during their undergraduate career in order to graduate on-time or early, pursue a minor or other interests outside their major, save money, and many other reasons. During the summer months, current UCLA students have four different summer experiences to select from:

  • Academic Courses
  • Online Courses
  • Summer Intensive Studies
  • College/Professional Summer Institutes


Academic Courses

During the summer, many academic courses that make up UCLA's regular curriculum are offered in two sessions, Session A and Session C . With over 1,000 courses to choose from including GE, Writing II, and major or minor courses, you can have a successful and productive summer no matter where you are headed.

Please find below helpful links to get started with academic courses this summer:

Academic Course Information for UCLA Students

Schedule of Classes

Summer Staples

Enrollment Now Available on MyUCLA



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.

2020 Session Schedule for Academic Courses
Session A 6 weeks June 22, 2020 July 31, 2020
Session A 8 weeks June 22, 2020 August 14, 2020
Session A 9 weeks June 22, 2020 August 21, 2020
Session A 10 weeks June 22, 2020 August 28, 2020
Session C 6 weeks August 3, 2020 September 11, 2020

Online Courses

UCLA Online Courses offer you the opportunity to earn credit anytime, anywhere. UCLA academic courses delivered online carry the same unit value and UCLA degree credit and transcripts do not indicate if a class was taken online or on campus.

Please find below helpful links to get started with online courses this summer:

Online Course Information

Full list of summer online courses

Enrollment Now Available on MyUCLA

College/Professional Institutes

Summer Institutes offer the breadth and depth of UCLA's academic rigor in an intensive, holistic format that allows you to share a unique learning experience.

2020 College Professional Summer Institutes:

Registration Now Open



Summer Intensive Studies

Summer Intensive Studies provide a unique opportunity to complete a 10-week course in just three weeks or a three-quarter long series in just nine weeks!

Enrollment Now Available on MyUCLA




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UCLA Summer Sessions is open, but staff are working remotely until further notice. If you need assistance right away, please contact us at info@summer.ucla.edu.