Academic Courses: International High Shool Students





International students are expected to have English proficiency levels equivalent to or greater than the test scores below and must provide proof: 

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 60 (revised PT) or 80 (iBT);
  • IELTS score of 6.5;
  • iTEP score of 5.0;
  • CAE minimum grade of B (CEFR C1); or
  • CPE minimum grade of C (CEFR C2)


Citizens from any of the following countries are exempt from providing proof of English proficiency:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom

If you are an International Baccalaureates or currently enrolled in an academic institution where the primary language of instruction is English, you may submit an official transcript or verification of enrollment from your school for consideration of granting an exception.

English Language Courses

International students who want to improve their English skills during the summer are invited to enroll in English Language Courses.

While intermediate language proficiency is required, there is no minimum score requirement.

The program defines "intermediate" as having had two years of solid foundational English coursework, whereby students understand conversational and academic English beyond basic structures and vocabulary, read intermediate level texts, and are able to write cohesive paragraphs and essays.

Communication Courses

These courses are open to all levels of English proficiency: 

COMM 1A: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers

COMM 1B: Learning American English and Culture from Movies

English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses

The ESL program helps students to enhance their academic and professional skills to improve job performance and prepare for university work. Student must have intermediate to advanced English language proficiency to enroll in these courses. All students will be required to take a placement examination on the first day of classes.

ESL 20: Conversation and Fluency

ESL 21: Pronunciation

ESL 22: Public Speaking

ESL 23: American Culture through Film

ESL 24: Preparation for American University

ESL 25: Academic Reading and Writing

ESL 26: Business Communication: Speaking

ESL 27: Business Communication: Writing

ESL 97A: Variable Topics in ESL

ESL 105: Advanced Grammar and Style

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.