UCLA Summer Online Courses



Visa Information

If enrolled in online courses only, excluding hybrid courses that have both online and on-campus components, students who would be otherwise considered as International for Summer Sessions registration purposes are not required to have an F-1 visa since participation in UCLA summer online courses does not entail entry into the U.S. If you wish to add any course of which instruction takes place on-campus, whether partly or entirely, please refer to VISA REQUIREMENTS of the ACADEMIC COURSES: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS or ACADEMIC COURSES: INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS pages.

Living outside the U.S. or being a citizen of a different country doesn't 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 completly online?


International students for Summer Sessions registration purposes 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.

Important Dates

JANUARY 11: Schedule of Classes Available

FEBRUARY 15 - APRIL 1: Summer Scholars Support for California High School Students Application Period

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

MARCH 2: FAFSA Deadline for UCLA Students

APRIL 1: Financial Aid Application for Current UCLA Students Becomes Available

MAY 2: Summer Programs at UCLA for High School Students

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

JUNE 16-16: Summer Courses (High School Students) - Orientation

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

JUNE 18: Full Payment Due: Enrollment before June 19 (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 12: First Day of Session B

JULY 16: Refund Deadline (Session B)

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: Refund Deadline - Session C3 (all courses)

AUGUST 6: Impacted Course Refund Deadline (Session C6)

UCLA Summer Sessions 2021 will be remote. Learn More.