During the summer months, visiting high school students have three different summer experiences to select from here at UCLA: academic courses, online courses, or Precollege Summer Institutes.

If you can answer yes to any of the questions below, you are considered a U.S. high school student for our registration purposes:

If you currently hold an F-1 visa and I-20 at another U.S. school AND plan to continue your studies at that school, you won't need to obtain an additional F-1 visa to attend UCLA Summer Sessions. There are no unit requirements and you won't be required to complete the I-20 request form or upload any documents.

NOTE: Precollege Summer Institutes are not F-1 visa eligible.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 for these programs. Academic courses, however, are F-1 eligible.

Academic Courses

Summer Sessions is a unique opportunity to advance your academic career. 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 100 courses to choose from, you can have an unforgettable summer here at UCLA.

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.


2019 Session Schedule for Academic Courses
Session A 6 weeks June 24, 2019 August 2, 2019
Session A 8 weeks June 24, 2019 August 16, 2019
Session A 9 weeks June 24, 2019 August 23, 2019
Session A 10 weeks June 24, 2019 August 30, 2019
Session C 6 weeks August 5, 2019 September 13, 2019

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

2018 High School Pre-Approved Course List

Academic Course Information for U.S. High School Students

Registration for Summer 2019 opens February 15, 2019. Join the Interest List for more information!


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. Whether you have other summer activities planned or you wish to stay in your hometown, online courses provide an alternative solution to your academic needs.

If you enroll in online courses only, the registration fee will be waived. Note: "Hybrid" courses that have components offered both online and on UCLA campus are not considered online courses for summer registration purposes.

View a full list of summer online courses starting January 14, 2019.

Online Course Information

Registration for Summer 2019 opens February 15, 2019. Join the Interest List for more information!

Precollege Summer Institutes

Precollege Summer Institutes are designed for advanced high school students who wish to gain academically challenging college-level experience.

High school students who are 14 years of age or older by the first day of summer may participate in our Precollege Summer Institutes.
Most of our programs offer mandatory housing.

A full list of 2019 Summer Institute programs will be available for view in January 2019. Listed below are the 2018 Summer Institutes, some of which may be offered again this upcoming summer:

Registration for Summer 2019 opens February 15. Join the Interest List for more information!

* Not eligible for an F-1 visa

High School Students enrolling in a Precollege Summer Institute are not eligible to apply for the F-1 student visa. Students enrolling in a less than full-time precollege program MAY attend the program on the Visitor (B) Visa. However, UCLA strongly recommends that students consult with their local U.S. Embassy / Consulate for more information regarding visa requirements.