Academic Courses: UC Students




Grade Overview

Enrolled students are expected to complete all assigned coursework, take all examinations, attend class regularly, and submit all required work by the end of the session.

No part of the coursework may be continued beyond the close of the course unless prearranged by the student and the instructor.

The work of all students at UCLA is reported in terms of grades. Instructors are required to assign a final grade for each student enrolled in a course.

For more information on UCLA’s grade policy, visit the Registrar’s website.

Grading Basis

Some courses offer the option to choose from either letter grading, P/NP (pass/no pass), or S/U (satisfactory/unsatisfactory, used for those with a bachelor's degree). Other courses require a specific grading basis and cannot be changed. For classes that only have one grade type option, you will not be able to change the grading option.

Courses with both the letter grading and P/NP or S/U option will be assigned a letter grade by default unless you specify your grade type to be otherwise.

Courses taken for P/NP or S/U might not count toward graduation requirements. Please be sure to consult an academic adviser before taking courses on the P/NP or S/U basis.

Summer courses with optional grading basis can be changed on MyUCLA until the following deadlines:

Session A3 July 2, 2021
Session A6 July 23, 2021
Session A8 August 6, 2021
Session A9 August 13, 2021
Session A10 August 20, 2021
Session B3 July 23, 2021
Session C3 August 13, 2021
Session C6 September 3, 2021
Session D3 September 3, 2021


Units / Credits

UCLA is on the quarter system. As a general guide, a semester unit is worth 1.5 quarter units (e.g., 4 quarter units = 2.5 semester units).

UCLA courses are generally accepted for transfer credit, but all decisions on transferability rest with the home institution.

Students should get advance approval of their UCLA Summer Sessions course selections from the home institution prior to registration.


The transcript is a permanent record that reflects all undergraduate and graduate work completed at UCLA. It lists courses, units, grades, cumulative grade-point average, transfer credits, total units, and work in progress in chronological order.

Ordering a transcript can be done online through MyUCLA. Those requiring expedited or special delivery can submit a Transcript Request Form (PDF). Transcript Request Forms can be downloaded online here.

Requests are not processed if students have outstanding financial, academic, or administrative obligations to the University.

NOTE: Current or newly admitted UCLA students will have their grades appear on their UCLA transcript immediately after grades are submitted by the course instructor. Current or newly admitted visiting UC students will have their grades appear on their home UC campus's transcript in October or November.



Final Examinations

The final examination is usually given during the last scheduled class meeting. Exceptions are noted in the Schedule of Classes. When a course requires a final examination, there can be no individual exemptions.

NOTE: A course cannot be dropped or removed from your record if you make any attempt to take the final examination.

Alternate Examinations

Special examinations and re-examinations are not permitted unless pre-arranged with the Center for Accessible Education (CAE) or if the scheduled date and time would violate your religious creed. 

If you have a documented disability and require accommodations, please reach out to CAE as soon as possible and they will assist with proper accommodations.

Accommodations for alternate examination dates for religious reasons should be worked out directly and on an individual basis between the student and faculty member involved.

  1. In general, you should request an alternate examination date from the instructor during the first two weeks of the session or as soon as possible after a particular examination date is announced by the instructor.
  2. If you are unable to reach a satisfactory arrangement with the instructor, contact the Office of Summer Sessions, the Ombuds Office, or the Office of the Dean of Students for assistance.


Students must abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the Regents of the University of California, on behalf of its Los Angeles campus, including, but not limited to, rules and regulations of Summer Sessions and the UCLA student code of conduct. You will be expected to meet the highest standards both academically and behaviorally, and will be held fast to a commitment to academic and personal integrity; respect for all members of the community and teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other university activities; regard for the basic rules of physical safety; and compliance with directions of university or other public officials. Integrity, excellence, accountability, respect, and service are the founding principles of the True Bruin code. As you enter the UCLA community as a summer Bruin, learn the values of a True Bruin and show your Bruin Pride.

The UCLA Student Conduct Code has been developed to maintain a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus community that engages students to foster their academic success, personal growth, and responsible citizenship.

Behavior subject to consequences as outlined in the UCLA Student Conduct Code includes academic dishonesty, unfair treatment of others, dangers to health and safety, inappropriate use of resources, and use of alcohol and controlled substances. UCLA’s reputation for academic excellence and institutional integrity is among the most valued assets; as such, academic integrity is of paramount importance and UCLA does all within its power to maintain its standards.

During the summer, matriculated UCLA students and visiting students alike are members of our diverse and inclusive True Bruin community, and you are subject to the same code of conduct policies as UCLA students. Please note, however, different conduct procedures apply to Summer Sessions students given the duration of their student status.











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

Important Dates

JANUARY 11: Schedule of Classes Available

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

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.