Academic Courses: International Students




Welcome to UCLA Summer Sessions! We are excited to have you join us this year for an exceptional and invigorating educational experience. 



How to Register

International students may register for UCLA Summer Sessions in two ways:

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.

  1. Complete the Online Registration Form
  2. or
  3. Register through an Official Registration Center Partner

Registration opens February 15. The $400 non-refundable registration fee payment is required before registration is processed. After completing the registration, you will receive access to enrollment on MyUCLA.

Registration is not complete until the non-refundable registration fee 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 payment.

This fee 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.

Registration Deadlines for international students:

Session A: May 1st
Session C: June 1st

All international students must maintain full-time enrollment of at least 1 unit per week of attendance at UCLA. Enrollment in the minimum unit requirement on MyUCLA will generate the I-20 request, and you will receive an email with information on how to login to the I-20 portal and complete the request for the Form I-20.



The UCLA Schedule of Classes is available starting January 13.

Course Selection

You may visit the Registrar's website for course descriptions or view the description of a specific course you have selected on the Schedule of Classes starting January 13. When viewing the desired course, select the "Section" number to access additional information about the class.

Each UCLA course is numbered from 1-599 (e.g., English 101). Below is a description of the UCLA course numbering system. Please select courses that best meet your current academic standing.

  • 1-99: Lower division courses designed for undergraduate freshmen and sophomores
  • 100-199: Upper division courses designed for undergraduate juniors and seniors
  • 200-499: Graduate and professional courses
  • 500-599: Graduate courses - open ONLY to current UCLA graduate students

Course Restrictions and Requisites

Course Restrictions

Although the majority of summer courses are open to visiting non-UCLA students, a select few summer courses are restricted to "UCLA students only".

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


Some courses may require you to have taken specific courses or fulfilled certain requirements to enroll. Transcripts or proof of completion of a requisite course is not required for visiting Summer Sessions students. Although proof of requisite completion is not required, visiting students should have experience comparable to the listed requisite.

Please read the description of the courses you intend to take before enrolling to decide if they are right for you.


Adding Courses

How to Enroll in Summer Courses

Visiting summer-only students may add courses starting February 15 through Friday of Week 1 of the course's session .

Enrollment Instructions

  1. Do not proceed with the enrollment steps below until AFTER completing all steps in the “Registration” section above first.
  2. Visit MyUCLA and sign-in with your Logon and password
  3. On the main menu, select "Classes," then "Find a Class and Enroll"
  4. Make sure "Summer 2020" is selected. Search for classes using the "Subject Area" or the "Advanced Search." Once you successfully enter your search parameters, select “Go”
  5. Enable your enrollment by selecting all the terms and conditions, and clicking "Enable Enrollment." If you’ve already enabled enrollment, skip to step 5
  6. Check the box for your desired course. If course has a section, please select a discussion as well. Select “Enroll” to verify enrollment

For a tutorial on enrolling, please click here.

Academic courses are offered during 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.

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


Dropping Courses

Important Drop Policies

Important: Before dropping or attempting to drop any summer course, please read and understand the following summer policies:

  • As an international student, you must maintain a minimum of 8 units per session of attendance.
  • The refund deadline and the drop deadline is not the same for most summer courses. Therefore, it is possible to drop a course and still be held liable for the full cost of the class. 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 on the UCLA Registrar’s website.

Dropping Non-Impacted Courses

Any course not indicated on the Impacted Course List is considered non-impacted and subject to the drop procedures below:

  • Before the final two weeks of the course: Sign-in to MyUCLA, select "Classes," then "Drop a Class" and proceed with course cancellation.
  • Final two weeks of the course: Submit a Student Update Form with the instructor's signature provided on the form to 1331 Murphy Hall during regular business hours or via email (

Dropping Impacted Courses

All courses indicated on the Impacted Course List is considered impacted and subject to the drop procedures below:

  • Before 5 PM, Friday of Week 1 of the course: Sign-in to MyUCLA, select "Classes," then "Drop a Class" and proceed with course cancellation.
  • After 5 PM, Friday of Week 1 of the course: Dropping an impacted course is by approval only in accordance with the Impacted Course Drop Policy. As requests are rarely granted only under extenuating circumstances, students who wish to drop an impacted course past the Week 1 deadline should consult the course instructor and explore academic options other than dropping the course. Non-UCLA students will be required to complete a Student Updated Form with the instructor's signature provided on the form and submit the request to the Summer Sessions Office, 1331 Murphy Hall, in order to petition for a drop of any impacted courses. If approved, the course appears on the transcript with a notation indicating the date and week the drop was officially processed.











6-week: June 22 - July 31
8-week: June 22 - August 14
10-week: June 22 - August 28

August 3 - September 11

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

MAY 1: Registration Deadline for Int'l Students (Session A)

MAY 3: I-20 Request Deadline (Session A)

MAY 15: Full Payment Due (Enrollment before May 17)

JUNE 1: Registration Deadline for Int'l Students (Session C)

JUNE 3: I-20 Request Deadline (Session C)

JUNE 19: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session A)

JUNE 19: Full Payment Due (Enrolled May 18 – June 22)

JUNE 26: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session A)

JULY 3: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session A)

JULY 17: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session A, 6wk)

JULY 31: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session C)

JULY 31: Full Payment Due (Session C, Enrolled June 21 – August 2)

AUGUST 7: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 14: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 28: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session C)