Academic Courses: International Students


ACADEMIC COURSES:

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Registration

International students may register for UCLA Summer Sessions:

Living outside the U.S. or being a citizen of a different country does not automatically classify a student as international. If you answer "NO" to ALL of the questions below, you are an international student for summer registration purposes and will require an F-1 visa to participate:

  • 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?
  • Do you intend to enroll only in academic courses that are offered completely online?

 

International students may enroll in a minimum of 8 units and a maximum of 20 units per session. Most courses are valued at 4 or 5 units each. We recommend taking 8 to 12 units due to the intensive course format.

 

Please note that If you answered yes to at least one question, you are considered a US visiting student for our registration purposes.

 

  • THROUGH ONE OF OUR REGISTRATION CENTERS, where staff members can assist in selecting classes, reserving on-campus housing, and obtaining health insurance. Fees are collected in local currency. Please refer to REGISTRATION CENTERS in the left menu bar to find a registration center near you.
  • OR

  • BY COMPLETING OUR ACADEMIC COURSE REGISTRATION directly. Registration opens February 15. No documents are due at the time of registration. However, a non-refundable deposit of $400 will be required before registration is processed. Once registration is complete, you will receive access to MyUCLA summer enrollment options. Please note that even if you are returning to Summer Sessions, you will not have access to MyUCLA unless your registration is complete.

    Registration is not complete until the non-refundable deposit is paid in full. Those who are not prepared to pay can submit their registration form and retrieve registration at another time to make the deposit.


    This deposit is non-refundable even if you drop all courses before they begin. For additional information about refund policies, please refer to FEES AND PAYMENT in the left menu bar.

 

Within a few days after you enroll in the required 8 unit per session minimum (if you are registering through a registration center, your courses will be added for you), you will receive an e-mail with instructions to complete the I-20 Request Form and upload your supplemental documents (see VISA REQUIREMENTS for information regarding supplemental documents). We will review all materials and send your I-20 via priority mail within 3-4 weeks. Students who register through a Registration Center will have their I-20 mailed directly to the Registration Center. Students should refer to the Registration Center for notification once their I-20 has arrived. Once you have received your I-20, you will be ready to apply for the F-1 Visa at your local U.S. Embassy.

 

IMPORTANT: In order to guarantee the timely processing and mailing of your documents, the I-20 request must be completed NO LATER than May 1 for Session A and June 1 for Session C. Requests made after these deadlines may NOT be processed in time for consular appointments and legal entry into the United States.

Course Selections

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
The UCLA Schedule of Classes is available starting January 9.

Course descriptions are available here, or you can also view the description of a specific course you have selected on the Schedule of Classes.

  1. Visit the Schedule of Classes and select the term and subject area
  2. Select the course, then "View Course"
  3. Click on the "Crs Info" link or the nine-digit course ID number to find details specific to that course

Each course will be numbered from 1-599, e.g., English 50. Below is a description of the UCLA course numbering system.

  • 1-99: Lower division courses designed for undergraduate freshmen and sophomores
  • 100-199: Upper division courses designed for undergraduate juniors and seniors
  • 200-299: Graduate courses
  • 300-499: Professional courses
  • 500-599: Graduate courses - open ONLY to UCLA graduate students even during the summer 

COURSE RESTRICTIONS
Please note, some UCLA courses may have restrictions such as "UCLA students only". Courses restricted to UCLA students only include (but are not limited to) CHEM 14BL, CHEM 14C, CHEM 14CL, and ENG COMP 3.

To view course restrictions, visit the Schedule of Classes, search for your desired course, then click on the course ID number.


REQUISITES
Some UCLA courses may indicate requisites in order to enroll in a course, however, during the summer most of these requisites are waived for visiting for students. It is however recommended that you have experience comparable to the listed requisite. Some courses may require you to have taken specific courses or fulfilled certain requirements. Please read the description of the courses you intend to take before enrolling to decide if they are right for you.

Transcripts or proof of completion of a requisite course is not required for visiting Summer Sessions students.


ONLINE COURSES
Taught by UCLA faculty, our ONLINE COURSES offer you the opportunity to earn UCLA credit outside of the classroom. Transcripts do not indicate whether a class was taken online or on campus.

Please note that "hybrid" courses that have components offered both online and on UCLA campus are NOT considered online courses for summer registration purposes.

A list on online courses will be available for view starting January 9.

 

Adding Courses

IMPORTANT: Department of Homeland Security regulations require international students to maintain enrollment in full-time status while studying in the U.S. During the summer, UCLA considers full-time status as enrollment in at least 8 units per session of on-campus instruction. To ensure your enrollment meets the minimum 8 units per session, please refer to the course description to check unit information.

 

If for some medical or emergency reason you are unable to maintain full-time study, you must contact an international advisor at international@summer.ucla.edu, 310-267-4880, or in person at 1331 Murphy Hall immediately. In exceptional and rare circumstances a course load of fewer than 8 units may be approved if you have an illness or other medical condition (substantiated by a physician's statement).


If you are registering through a registration center, your registration center will add the courses for you. Please use the steps below only when you wish to make any enrollment changes after initial enrollment by your registration center.


Even if you already have a UCLA ID and logon, you will not have access to MyUCLA summer enrollment options until your registration is complete . To add a course, please log into MyUCLA using your UCLA logon and password .

Whether you are new or returning to UCLA Summer Sessions, you must fill out our ACADEMIC COURSE REGISTRATION first in order to enroll in courses.


Your registration is considered complete once you have submitted the online registration form and the nonrefundable deposit.

Whether you are new or returning to UCLA Summer Sessions, you must fill out our ACADEMIC COURSE REGISTRATION first in order to enroll in courses.


Once you have submitted the online registration form and the nonrefundable deposit, an email will be sent to you with your UCLA ID number.


You will use your UCLA ID number to obtain a UCLA logon via MyUCLA. If you already have a UCLA logon, you do not need to create a new logon. Simply log in to your pre-existing account. Be sure to update your address, e-mail, and phone number if necessary. Please note that even if you already have a UCLA ID and logon, you will not have access to MyUCLA summer enrollment options until your registration is complete.


In addition to making enrollment changes, you will use MyUCLA for bill paying, viewing grades, and using other services. Please keep a secure record of your UCLA logon information.


You may add courses on MyUCLA through the FIRST WEEK of the session .

  1. Visit www.my.ucla.edu and sign-in with your UCLA Logon ID and password
  2. On the main menu, under the CLASSES drop-down menu select “Find a Class and Enroll”
  3. Make sure Summer 2017 is selected. You can search for classes using the "Subject Area" or the "Advanced Search”. Once you have successfully found your course, select “Go”
  4. If this is your first time enrolling this term, you must first enable your enrollment by reviewing all the terms and conditions, and clicking “Enable Enrollment”. If you already enabled enrollment, skip to step 5
  5. Check the box for your desired course. If course has a discussion section, please select a discussion as well. Select “Enroll”

For a tutorial on enrolling, please click here.

Academic courses are offered during two sessions, Session A and Session C. 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.

 

2017 SESSION SCHEDULE FOR ACADEMIC COURSES
SESSION WEEKS START DATE END DATE
Session A 6 weeks June 26, 2017 August 4, 2017
Session A 8 weeks June 26, 2017 August 18, 2017
Session A 9 weeks June 26, 2017 August 25, 2017
Session A 10 weeks June 26, 2017 September 1, 2017
Session C 6 weeks August 7, 2017 September 15, 2017


STARTING THE SECOND WEEK: You can enroll either on MyUCLA using a PTE number OR with a Summer Sessions Student Update Form with an authorized signature from the instructor for each class being added. Submit the form to 1331 Murphy Hall.

  • THIRD WEEK THROUGH END OF SESSION : You must submit a Summer Sessions Student Update Form with an authorized signature from the instructor for each class being added to 1331 or 1113 Murphy Hall.
    A late fee of $50 will be assessed for each course added after Friday of second week of each session. No late fees are assessed if a student is re-adding a class that was dropped during Summer Sessions or switching sections of the same class.


Please see the QUICK LINKS in the footer for printable and interactive STUDENT UPDATE FORMS.

WAITLISTS

If the course you wish to take reaches capacity, you may add yourself to the waitlist if there is one. In the event that you are not automatically enrolled in a course from the waitlist by 5:00 PM on the first Friday of the session , you will be dropped from the waitlist and the course fees refunded. If it is the only course you are enrolled in, you will receive a full refund.

Students can resolve their waitlist status prior to the end of the first week by:

  • Enrolling through MyUCLA using a Permission to Enroll (PTE) number, which can be obtained from the instructor or the course home department;
  • Presenting a Student Update Form with a PTE number to the Summer Sessions office, 1331 Murphy Hall; or
  • Exchanging the waitlisted course for another course prior to the end of the first week of the session.


Students may verify their enrollment status in a particular course by viewing their Studylist using MyUCLA.

Dropping Courses

IMPORTANT: In order to comply with Department of Homeland Security regulations, international students cannot drop below 8 units. Please be sure to remain enrolled in at least 8 units per session when you make enrollment changes. If for some medical or emergency reason you are unable to attend full-time study, you must contact our international advisor at international@summer.ucla.edu, 310-267-4880, or in person at 1331 Murphy Hall immediately. In exceptional and rare circumstances a course load of fewer than 8 units may be approved if you have an illness or other medical condition (substantiated by a physician's statement).

NOTE: Please refer to FEES AND PAYMENT in the left menu bar for Summer Sessions refund policies before dropping any course.

A course may not be dropped or removed from your record if you make any attempt to take the final examination.

The drop procedure is dependent on whether or not the course is impacted. You can verify if a course is impacted at the UCLA Registrar’s website.

 

DROPPING NON-IMPACTED COURSES
Before the final two weeks of instruction, non-impacted courses may be dropped on MyUCLA.

  • FINAL TWO WEEKS OF COURSE: Submit a Summer Sessions Student Update Form with the instructor's signature to 1331 Murphy Hall or via email (enroll@summer.ucla.edu), certifying that the coursework was not completed. Please see the QUICK LINKS in the footer for printable and interactive STUDENT UPDATE FORMS.

DROPPING IMPACTED COURSES
Impacted courses may be dropped via MyUCLA until Friday of the first week of the course. After the deadline, impacted courses may be dropped only under extraordinary circumstances.

  • AFTER FRIDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK, non-UCLA students will be required to complete a Summer Sessions Student Update Form and submit the request to the Summer Sessions Office, 1331 Murphy Hall, in order to drop any impacted course. Please see the QUICK LINKS in the footer for printable and interactive STUDENT UPDATE FORMS.

 

If the request is approved, the dropped course appears on the student's transcript with a notation indicating the date and week of the term in which the drop petition was filed.

 

 

 

Important Dates

JANUARY 9: UCLA Schedule of Classes Available

FEBRUARY 15: Academic Course Registration Opens for Visiting Students

FEBRUARY 22-22: Summer Opportunities Fair

MAY 1: I-20 Request Submission Deadline for Session A

MAY 19: Non-UC Student Academic Course Payment Deadline (Enrollment before May 19)

JUNE 1: I-20 Request Submission Deadline for Session C

JUNE 23: Non-UC Student Academic Course Payment Deadline (Enrolled May 19 – June 23)

JUNE 23: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session A) - International Students ONLY

JUNE 26 - AUGUST 18: Session A (8-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 26 - AUGUST 25: Session A (9-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 26 - SEPTEMBER 1: Session A (10-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 26 - AUGUST 4: Session A (6-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 30: Academic Course Payment Deadline - Session A Impacted Courses (Enrolled June 23 – June 30)

JUNE 30: Academic Course Session A Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline

JUNE 30: Academic Course Session A - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA Without Instructor Consent

JULY 4: Independence Day

JULY 7: Academic Course Session A - Deadline to Add Courses Without a Late Add Fee

JULY 7: Academic Course Session A - Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline

JULY 7: Academic Course Payment Deadline - Session A Non-Impacted Courses (Enrolled June 23 – July 7)

JULY 14: Academic Course Session A - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA With a PTE Number

JULY 21: Academic Course 6-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

JULY 28: Academic Course 8-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

AUGUST 4: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session C) - International Students ONLY

AUGUST 4: Academic Course 9-Week and 10-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

AUGUST 4: Academic Course Session C Payment Deadline (Enrolled June 23 – August 4)

AUGUST 7 - SEPTEMBER 15: Session C Academic Courses

AUGUST 11: Academic Course Payment Deadline - Session C Impacted Courses (Enrolled August 4 – August 11)

AUGUST 11: Academic Course Session C Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline

AUGUST 18: Academic Course Session C Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline

AUGUST 18: Academic Course Session C - Deadline to Add Courses Without a Late Add Fee

AUGUST 18: Academic Course Payment Deadline - Session C Nonimpacted Courses (Enrolled August 4 – August 18)

AUGUST 25: Academic Course Session C - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA With a PTE Number

SEPTEMBER 1: Academic Course Session C Grading Basis Change Deadline

SEPTEMBER 4: Labor Day