Academic Courses: International High Shool Students





UCLA is a great place to be with a multitude of resources. We encourage you to make the most of your time and have fun!  Various social activities & group tours are offered throughout the summer to help you meet new people and explore beyond the campus.



The university offers furnished residence halls and residential suites within easy walking distance of classrooms, libraries, and recreational facilities for summer students who are 15 years of age or older by the first day of summer (i.e., June 21, 2021).

Most students find living on campus to be a convenient and enjoyable option during Summer Sessions. Housing is available for periods of 6, 8, 9, 10, and 12 weeks.

To learn more about campus living, take the virtual tour of the residential halls and watch our UCLA housing videos.

For students who prefer the independence of living off-campus, UCLA also offers furnished University Apartments near campus. To be eligible for University Apartments, students must be 18 years of age or older.

For more information on summer housing opportunities, please visit UCLA Housing Services.

Student Activities

UCLA Recreation

All students have access to UCLA Recreation but some classes may require a fee. You must show a valid BruinCard to use the services.


The Dashew Center coordinates many activities during the summer. Be informed by checking their upcoming events. Past activities have included sporting events, concerts at the famous Hollywood Bowl and city bus tours.

The American Culture and Conversation class (AC&C) is a 6-week class (offered during Session A), in which you will learn  about American Culture, idioms, slang, history, humor, as well as improve your conversation skills. This program is free, but due to high demand, you must sign up for it and attend all sessions.


California Tours is a private tour agency, not affiliated with UCLA, who has years of experience in serving UCLA students and community. They offer many short trips and LA tours during the summer. You can check the full schedule on the Activities Calendar.

To sign up for tours or for additional information, please go to

Student Resources


The BruinCard is your passport to life at UCLA. It is the primary student identification, library, and gym card. The BruinCard also serves other purposes both on and off campus and the convenience of all the included features makes it a must-have necessity.

Starting June 1, you can pick up your BruinCard at the BruinCard Center in 123 Kerckhoff Hall. The BruinCard Center is open weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For more information, visit


The UCLA Library is among the top 15 largest library systems in the United States. There are 13 libraries around the campus. You can check the Map of All Libraries to find their locations.

Several Computer Labs and printing centers are also available throughout the campus. CLICC Computer Lab services include access to laptops, printing, and equipment checkout. A full list of printing and computing labs on campus is available at IT Resourses @ UCLA.


The UCLA Center for Accessible Education (CAE) facilitates academic accommodations for enrolled students with documented permanent and temporary disabilities. Accommodations are designed to promote successful engagement in the UCLA academic experience.  The CAE is committed to ensuring all UCLA students can participate fully in the numerous educational opportunities on our campus. 


Students can find discounted tickets for all UCLA cultural events at the Central Ticket  Office (CTO). The CTO also offers discounted student tickets to campus athletic events, theme parks, movies and bus passes.   


Summer Sessions parking permits will be available beginning June on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students have the option to purchase a summer term permit. A term permit for summer is generally more cost effective and convenient than paying for parking on a daily basis.

Daily permits are also sold on a space-available basis at any of the Parking and Information booths located throughout the UCLA campus. Motorcycles, mopeds and motor scooters do not require parking permits, but may park only in designated areas.

Please review the Transportation and Parking Services webpage for additional information on parking options.

A3: June 21 - July 9
A6: June 21 - July 30
A8: June 21 - Aug 13
A10: June 21 - Aug 27

B3: July 12 - July 30

C3: Aug 2 - Aug 20
C6: Aug 2 - Sept 10

D3: Aug 23 - Sept 10

Important Dates

JANUARY 11: Schedule of Classes Available

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

MAY 14: Full Payment Due if enrollment before 5PM, May 14

JUNE 18: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session A & B)

JUNE 18: Full Payment Due if enrolled May 15 (5PM) – June 18 (5PM)

JUNE 21: First Day of Session A

JUNE 25: Refund Deadline - Session A3 (all courses)

JUNE 25: Refund Deadline - Session A6, A8, A9, & A10 (impacted courses only)

JULY 2: Refund Deadline - Session A6, A8, A9, & A10 (non-impacted courses only)

JULY 16: Refund Deadline (Session B)

JULY 30: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session C & D)

JULY 30: Full Payment Deadline: Session C only if enrolled June 19 (5PM) – July 31 (5PM)

AUGUST 2: First Day of Session C

AUGUST 6: Impacted Course Refund Deadline (Session C6)

AUGUST 6: Refund Deadline - Session C3 (all courses)

UCLA Summer Sessions 2021 will be remote. Learn More.