WHO IS AN INCOMING UCLA STUDENT?

Summer fee assessment and policies vary by student types.

To qualify as an incoming UCLA student for summer enrollment purposes, you must meet the following requirements:

WHY BE A SUMMER BRUIN?

Why be a summer bruin?

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4 OUT OF 5 UCLA students will become a Summer Bruin at some point during their undergraduate career. Summer Sessions offers two ways to earn UCLA credit.

  • Individual academic courses; or
  • Specialized College/Professional Summer Institutes

We encourage you to utilize Summer Sessions to catch up, get ahead, or explore during your undergraduate career at UCLA.

It is important that you understand how specific courses will apply towards your intended degree. Please be sure to consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

INCOMING FIRST YEARS

Welcome to UCLA! Most of you are entering with a blank slate, and with advance planning, you can steer your undergraduate career in a direction that best suits your goals.

Summer Sessions offers UCLA students an option to plan their study in ways that allow flexibility, additional time, and focus, satisfying the myriad of degree requirements and preparing for the professional life after graduation.

As an incoming first year, you may head start your career as early as this summer by either participating in one of the following:

Both summer options may satisfy your degree requirements or your appetite for learning.

COLLEGE SUMMER INSTITUTE (CSI) is specifically designed for incoming first-year students seeking head-start advantages.

CSI participants will live on campus with fellow incoming students with similar objectives, creating life-long friendships and networks while taking courses that satisfy degree requirements.

All participants will complete a minimum of two courses, offered in smaller class settings providing more opportunities to interact with UCLA faculty than during the regular academic year.

In order to help new students transition smoothly to college, CSI students can enroll in UCLA's popular University Studies 10 or University Studies 20 at no additional cost.

University Studies 10: How to Succeed at UCLA is designed to help new students transition smoothly to college life. Students are introduced to UCLA’s campus culture, academics, structure, procedures, and academic policies as they begin their academic careers.

University Studies 20 How to Succeed at UCLA for International Students is designed to help first-year international students make successful transition to UCLA and to life as college students in U.S. Students are introduced to research on adjustment to life in U.S., as well as UCLA’s campus culture, academics, structure, procedures, and academic policies as they begin their academic careers.

For more information, please visit the College Summer Institute page. Registration is now open.

FRESHMAN SUMMER PROGRAM (FSP) is a seven-week rigorous academic residential program open only to students who are in the Academic Advancement Program (AAP). FSP students will enroll in three university courses that meet UCLA’s graduation requirements. You’ll receive close personal attention from professors, teaching assistants, counselors, and peer counselors, and you’ll work closely with peer learning facilitators in small groups or in one-on-one individual meetings.

The Academic Advancement Program serves members of the UCLA population who may be first-generation students, underrepresented minorities, and/or students from financially under resourced high schools. If you wish to apply to be a member of AAP and want to learn more about FSP, visit http://www.aap.ucla.edu/.

ACADEMIC COURSES are offered both on-campus and online during the summer.

If you wish to start your UCLA undergraduate career early this summer, we strongly encourage you to consult with a New Student Advisor or your departmental counselor prior to enrolling in courses this summer.

Please visit the NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION website for more detailed sign-up information for New Student Orientation.

Since over 1,000 courses are offered each summer, we invite you to review our INCOMING FIRST YEAR STUDENT GUIDE FOR SUMMER COURSES for more information on courses available during the summer that may be a good fit for your needs and objectives.

For additional information on academic courses, please visit the ACADEMIC COURSES: UCLA STUDENT page.

Sign-up for more information about Summer Sessions academic courses.

INCOMING TRANSFER STUDENTS

Welcome to UCLA! As a transfer student, you want to make sure that you have completed all expected and required coursework. Many major preparation courses, as well as required and elective upper division courses, that can be critical for your undergraduate career at UCLA are offered during the summer.

Certain requirements are sequential in nature, and advance planning is a key to your success.

We strongly encourage you to consult with a New Student Advisor or your departmental counselor prior to enrolling in courses this summer.

As an incoming first year, you may jump start your career as early as this summer by either participating in one of the following:

Both summer options may satisfy your degree requirements or your appetite for learning.

To find out how being a Summer Bruin can deliver a head-start advantage:

  1. CONTACT YOUR DEPARTMENT COUNSELOR and inquire if there are major preparation courses that you should consider taking before the fall quarter. Please note that some courses are only offered during Session A, starting June 20. If you are an engineering student, please refer to the Transfer Summer Guide or contact the engineering academic counselors.

  2. SIGN UP FOR A NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION SESSION. While there are several orientation sessions available, space in each New Student Orientation session is limited, and reservations are processed in the order received. Please visit the NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION website for important sign-up information on fees, deadlines, the cancellation policy, and more.

  3. REVIEW INFORMATION ON SUMMER SESSIONS fees, enrollment policies and deadlines, financial aid, payment and refund policies, and more, available here on the ACADEMIC COURSES FOR UCLA STUDENTS page. When choosing a course to enroll, be sure that your course meetings do not conflict with your New Student Orientation session.

The INCOMING TRANSFER STUDENT GUIDE FOR SUMMER COURSES contains a list of courses available during the summer that may satisfy major requirements. This guide is intended as a quick reference tool only, and we do not recommend that you enroll in the listed courses without consulting a department counselor or a new student advisor.

Click here to view the guide.

While participating in the TRANSFER SUMMER PROGRAM (TSP), you will gain even more confidence in your intellectual abilities before having to deal with the pressures of your first full quarter of university academic work; you will become familiar with the whole range of campus programs, services, and resources available to you; and you’ll have the opportunity to live on campus together with TSP students of diverse backgrounds.

The Academic Advancement Program serves members of the UCLA population who may be first-generation students, underrepresented minorities, and/or students from financially under resourced high schools. If you wish to apply to be a member of AAP and want to learn more about TSP, visit http://www.aap.ucla.edu/.

For additional information on academic courses, please visit the ACADEMIC COURSES: UCLA STUDENT page.

Sign-up for more information about Summer Sessions academic courses.