During the summer months, visiting high school students have three different summer experiences to select from here at UCLA:

  • Academic Courses
  • Summer College Immersion Program
  • 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:

  • Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, i.e., a Green Card holder?
  • Are you an international student currently studying in the US and returning to the same school after the summer?

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.

 

Summer College Immersion Program

The UCLA Summer College Immersion Program (SCIP) is designed for exceptionally high-achieving high school students to provide a real-world introduction to an academic life at UCLA, one of the world's greatest research universities. SCIP students will enroll in two UCLA academic courses while also participating in lectures, seminars, and popular workshops such as Undergraduate Admissions.

SCIP is highly competitive and applicants will be required to meet specific academic thresholds. Admitted students will have the option to commute or live on campus in one of UCLA's residence halls.

Learn more about SCIP

SCIP Registration Form

 

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, inlcuding online option, 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.


2020 Session Schedule for Academic Courses
SESSION WEEKS START DATE END DATE
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

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

2020 High School Pre-Approved Course List

Learn more about Academic Courses

Academic Course Registration Form

 

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.