During the summer months, visiting US students have four different summer experiences to select from here at UCLA:

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

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.

Important Note: UCLA has decided to transition all 2020 summer offerings to remote learning only. For more information, visit our Updates and Alerts page.


Academic Courses

All 2020 Session A and Session C courses will be completed online via remote learning only.

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 600+ courses in 130 departments at UCLA, 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.


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

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

Academic Course Information for Visiting U.S. Students

Schedule of Classes


Academic Course Registration



Online Courses

UCLA Online Courses offer you the opportunity to earn credit anytime, anywhere. UCLA online 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


Online Course Registration



College/Professional Summer Institutes

All 2020 Summer Institutes will be completed online via remote learning only.

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 Institute Registration



Summer Intensive Studies (SIS)

All SIS courses will be completed online via remote learning only.

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!


SIS Registration







UCLA Summer Sessions Transitions to Remote Instruction. Learn More.