During the summer months, visiting US students have three different summer experiences to select from here at UCLA: academic courses, online courses, or College/Professional Summer Institutes.

If you can answer yes to any of the questions below, you are considered a U.S. 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.

If you do need a visa to study at UCLA during the summer as a visiting international student, please click here.

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 1000 courses to choose from, you will have an enriching 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:

Academic Course Information for Visiting U.S. Students

Schedule of Classes

Enrollment no longer available for 2019

Summer Intensive Studies in Chemistry

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. Intensive Studies will be offered for the Chemistry 14, 30, and 153 series in Summer 2019!

Enrollment no longer available for 2019

Online Courses

UCLA Online Courses offer you the opportunity to earn credit anytime, anywhere. UCLA online academic courses carry the same unit value and UCLA degree credit as on-campus courses, and transcripts do not indicate the course was online.

Whether you will be moving back home during the summer or working full time with inflexible hours, online courses provide an alternative solution to your academic needs.

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

Online Course Information

Full list of summer online courses

Enrollment no longer available for 2019

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

College/Professional Summer 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.

2019 College Professional Summer Institutes:

Enrollment no longer available for 2019