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


Please note, our webpages will not be updated with Summer 2021 information until mid-December. Thank you for your patience. Should you have any questions, you may contact us via email at info@summer.ucla.edu


Summer Courses

During the summer, many courses that make up UCLA's regular curriculum are offered in four sessions, Session A, B, C, and D . Choose from over 600+ courses in 130 majors at UCLA this summer for 3-10 weeks, 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



2021 Session Schedule for Academic Courses
Session A 3 weeks June 21, 2021 July 9, 2021
Session A 6 weeks June 21, 2021 July 30, 2021
Session A 8 weeks June 21, 2021 August 13, 2021
Session A 9 weeks June 21, 2021 August 20, 2021
Session A 10 weeks June 21, 2021 August 27, 2021
Session B 3 weeks July 12, 2021 July 30, 2021
Session C 3 weeks August 2, 2021 August 20, 2021
Session C 6 weeks August 2, 2021 September 10, 2021
Session D 3 weeks August 23, 2021 September 10, 2021

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


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:



Summer Intensive Studies (SIS)

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!




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