Academic Courses: UCLA Students

Academic Courses: UCLA Students

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

Important Note: UCLA has decided to transition all summer courses to remote learning only. For more information, visit our Updates and Alerts page.

2021 Session Schedule For Summer Courses

UCLA Summer Sessions offers students the chance to select between nine different session dates, each full of academic opportunities for you to make progress toward graduation. Each Session has a letter and a number. The letter indicates the start date: A (June 21), B (July 12), C (August 2), and D (August 23). The number indicates the length of the course in weeks.

Below are the 2021 session dates.

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

B3: July 12 - July 30

C3: August 2 - August 20
C6: August 2 - September 10

D3: August 23 - September 10


Enrollment in summer courses for current matriculated UCLA students begins on MyUCLA starting February 1.

NOTE: A processing fee of $150 will be charged to your BruinBill if you withdraw from summer by dropping all your courses).

To qualify as a current matriculated UCLA student for summer registration purposes, you must meet at least one of the requirements below:

  • Admitted student with an active winter and/or spring term and a degree expected term after the end of the summer term.
  • Incoming freshman or transfer student who has SIR'd to the university.
  • Admitted student returning from a leave of absence (excluding students on probation or subject to dismissal) with a degree expected term after the end of the summer term.

If you do not meet any of these requirements and want to enroll in academic courses as a visiting US student, please visit the Academic Courses for US Students page for more information.

Adding Summer Courses

Schedule of Classes

The UCLA Schedule of Classes is available starting January 11. 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
  • 200-299: Graduate courses
  • 300-499: Professional courses
  • 500-599: Graduate courses - only offered to current UCLA graduate students

Important Information
Summer offerings are subject to change, without prior notice, by the action of the academic department offering the course/program. Changes include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Meeting time and location changes
  • Instructor substitutions
  • Course cancellation

A reasonable endeavor will be made to notify students of such changes and suggest alternatives when applicable.

In the event of cancellation, the University is not responsible for any consequential loss or expenses incurred as a result. Only the course, referenda, registration, material, and/or IEI fees, if applicable, will be subject to refund. 

How to Enroll in Summer Courses

Current matriculated UCLA students may add courses on MyUCLA starting FEBRUARY 1 through FRIDAY, WEEK 1 of the course's session.

  1. Visit MyUCLA and sign-in with your Logon and password
  2. On the main menu, under the CLASSES drop-down menu, select “Find a Class and Enroll”
  3. Make sure Summer 2021 is selected. You can search for classes using the "Subject Area" or the "Advanced Search.” Once you successfully enter your search parameters, select “Go”
  4. If this is your first time enrolling this term, enable your enrollment by selecting all the terms and conditions, and clicking “Enable Enrollment.” If you’ve already enabled enrollment, skip to step 5
  5. Check the box for your desired course. If a course has a discussion section, please select a discussion as well
  6. Confirm your enrollment by selecting “Enroll”

For a tutorial on enrolling, please click here.



Some summer courses have requisite requirements. Please read the course description before enrolling to ensure that you have fulfilled the requisite(s).

Requisites are enforced during the summer for UCLA students and MyUCLA will automatically check to see if you have met any mandatory requirements. Students completing the requisite courses in winter or spring quarter may visit the course's department and request a Permission to Enroll (PTE) number.

Unit Maximum

College of Letters and Science students and graduate students may take a maximum of 18 units total per summer; this includes all sessions. All other UCLA students may take a maximum of 16 units total per summer.

If you wish to exceed your study load limit, you must obtain approval from your respective school or college. Please view the Registrar Office's website to locate contact information for your school or college. 

Late Adds

The deadline to enroll in courses on MyUCLA without permission from the instructor is Friday of Week 1 of the course. Students may enroll after Friday of Week 1 of the course if they have permission from the instructor with one of the following two ways:

  • Enroll on MyUCLA using a Permission to Enroll (PTE)* number (only available until the end of Week 2); OR
  • Submit a Student Update Form (PDF) with either an authorized signature from the instructor or a PTE* number provided on the form. The form may be emailed to

*Permission to Enroll (PTE) numbers are limited and are only given at the instructor's discretion. 

NOTE: A late fee of $50 will be assessed for each course added after Friday of the second week of each session. No late fees are assessed if a student is re-adding a class that was dropped, switching sections of the same class, or adding any 99, 195-199, 596-599 courses. 


If the course you wish to take reaches capacity, you may add yourself to the waitlist, if available, on MyUCLA.

If you are not automatically enrolled in a course from the waitlist by 5:00 PM, Friday Week 1 of the course, you will be dropped from the waitlist and receive a refund of the course fees. If it is the only course you are enrolled in, you will receive a full refund and will not be subject to the processing fee.

Students can resolve their waitlist status before the end of Week 1 by:

  • Enrolling on MyUCLA using a Permission to Enroll (PTE) number*, which can be obtained from the instructor or the course home department. For a tutorial on enrollment, please click here; or
  • Submitting a Student Update Form with a PTE number to

Students may verify their enrollment status in a particular course by viewing their Studylist using MyUCLA.

*Permission to Enroll (PTE) numbers are limited and are only given at the instructor's discretion.


Dropping Summer Courses

Drop Policies and Procedures

IMPORTANT - 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.

Students may drop any course until 5PM (PDT) on the following deadlines:

SESSION With Refund
With Refund
Without a Refund
Session A3 June 25 June 25 July 9
Session A6 June 25 July 2 July 30
Session A8 June 25 July 2 August 13
Session A9 June 25 July 2 August 20
Session A10 June 25 July 2 August 27
Session B3 July 16 July 16 July 30
Session C3 August 6 August 6 August 20
Session C6 August 6 August 13 September 10
Session D3 August 27 August 27 September 10


To drop a course, please sign-in to MyUCLA, select "Classes," then "Drop a Class" and proceed with the course cancellation. A course may NOT be dropped or removed from your record if you made any attempt to take the final examination.

Impacted Courses

After 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 other academic options. If after exploring other options, a student still wishes to proceed with dropping the course, submit a Late Impacted Course Drop Petition or Retroactive Drop Petition Form to your counseling unit. Fall admits are required to submit a Student Update Form (PDF), signed by the course instructor, to the UCLA Summer Sessions Office (










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 1: Enrollment Opens

MARCH 2: FAFSA Deadline for UCLA Students

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

APRIL 6-6: Bruin Bound 2021 - Freshmen

MAY 13-13: Bruin Bound 2021 - Transfer

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)

AUGUST 23: First Day of Session D

UCLA Summer Sessions 2021 will be remote. Learn More.