Academic Courses: UC Students



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

2020 Session Schedule For Academic Courses

Important Note: UCLA has decided to transition all 2020 summer offerings to remote learning only. For more information, visit our Updates and Alerts page.

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


Dates for our Summer Intensive Studies can be found online at Different deadlines and policies may apply to Summer Intensive Studies. Please visit the Summer Intensive Studies page if you are enrolled in any Summer Intensive Studies course.



The UCLA Schedule of Classes is available starting January 13.

Course Descriptions

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

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.

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.


How to Register

Whether you are new or returning to UCLA Summer Sessions, enrollment in summer courses can be completed in three easy steps:

  1. Complete our ACADEMIC COURSE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM starting February 15.
  2. Submit online payment of the $150 deposit .
  3. Use your University Identification (UID) number, given after successful payment of the deposit, and create your MyUCLA account* to proceed with enrollment. Please keep a secure record of your UCLA logon information.

All steps must be completed in the exact order provided above.

Registration is not complete until the deposit is paid in full. Those who are not prepared to pay can submit their registration form and access the existing registration at another time to make payment of the deposit.

The deposit is nonrefundable if you cancel after June 5.

For additional information about refund policies, please refer to FEES AND PAYMENT in the left menu bar.

MyUCLA will be used for enrollment, bill paying, viewing grades, and using other services. Please keep a secure record of your UCLA logon information.

*Returning students do not need to create a new MyUCLA account. Simply log in to your existing account once steps 1-2 are completed. Be sure to update your address, e-mail, and phone number, if necessary.


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 6
  6. Check the box for your desired course. If the 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

Late Adds

The deadline to enroll is the first Friday of the course (Week 1).

Students may enroll after the deadline if they have consent or permission from the course instructor. You may enroll after the deadline one of two ways:

  • Enroll on MyUCLA using a Permission to Enroll (PTE) number (Prior to the end of Week 2 ONLY); 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 submitted to 1331 Murphy Hall or emailed to

Note: A late fee of $50 will be assessed for each course added after Friday of second week. No late fees are assessed if a student is re-adding a class that was previously dropped or switching sections of the same class.


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

In the event that you are not automatically enrolled in a course from the waitlist by 5 PM, Friday of Week 1 of the course's session , you will be dropped from the waitlist and the course fees refunded. 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 prior to the end of Week 1 by:

  • Enrolling through MyUCLA using a Permission to Enroll (PTE) number*, which can be obtained from the instructor or the course home department;
  • Presenting a Student Update Form with a PTE* number to the Summer Sessions office, 1331 Murphy Hall; or
  • Exchanging the waitlisted course for another course prior to the end of the first week of the session.

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 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 the following deadlines:

  • 6-Week Session A: 5PM, July 31
  • 8-Week Session A: 5PM, August 14
  • 9-Week Session A: 5PM, August 21
  • 10-Week Session A: 5PM, August 28
  • 6-Week Session C: 5PM, September 11

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








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

JUNE 19: Full Payment Due: Enrollment before June 19 (5PM)

JULY 3: Refund Deadline (Session A)

JULY 31: Full Payment Deadline: Session C only if enrolled June 19 (5PM) – July 31 (5PM)

JULY 31: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session A, 6wk)

AUGUST 14: Refund Deadline (Session C)

SEPTEMBER 11: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session C)

UCLA Summer Sessions Transitions to Remote Instruction. Learn More.