UCLA Students

information for UCLA STUDENTS

Please be sure to review the general FAQs for all student types below as well. This section only contains information specific to UCLA students. 

Are there any fee changes for UCLA students?

  • The following campus-based referenda fees will continue to be assessed for enrollment in Summer Sessions including online courses, that is, courses that were intended for online instruction separately from UCLA’s transition to remote instruction. These fees are not usage fees, and generally cover a diverse array of fixed and ongoing expenses and costs to maintain and operate student facilities and programs. A portion of the Undergraduate Student Association Fee in the amount of $1.90 is specifically allocated for the Wooden Center being open 24 hours a day, and due to the Wooden Center closure, that allocation is not applicable. As such, the Undergraduate Student Association Fee has been reduced from $45.86 to $43.96. UCLA will monitor the collection and use of campus-based referenda fees and will evaluate whether any refunds should be offered after Summer Sessions ends.
  • All undergraduate and graduate course materials fees tied to specific courses have been suspended for Summer 2020. See the course materials fees list; these have been removed from student BruinBill accounts as they are not charged this summer.
  • The $61 IEI fee and per-unit fees ($279 for UC undergraduate students and $349 for UC graduate students) remain unchanged.
  • The refund policy for UCLA students this summer has been updated as follows. If enrolled in Academic Courses, Online Courses, or Summer Intensive Studies courses, all fees except the $150 processing fee are refundable through the refund deadlines, the first Friday of instruction for 3-week Summer Intensive Courses, and the second Friday of instruction for sessions that are 6 weeks or longer. The $150 processing fee is refundable through June 19. Students who drop all courses by June 19 will receive a full refund including the processing fee. After June 19, withdrawals (i.e., dropping all courses) are subject to a full refund minus the $150 processing fee through the applicable refund deadline. 

Will academic policy exceptions that are in place for Sprng 2020 will extend to Summer Sessions? 

  • This summer, students who have not completed the final requirements (e.g., final exams or final papers), can drop both impacted and non-impacted courses on MyUCLA through the last day of instruction without any petition or transcript notation. 
  • The suspension of P/NP policies in Spring has been extended through Summer 2020. Accordingly, students in good standing will be allowed to take more than one course on a P/NP basis during Summer Sessions, and students will be allowed to change grading basis on MyUCLA without a petition through the last day of instruction, if applicable. Please contact your department or academic counseling unit for questions regarding whether grades of P or Passed can count towards your graduation requirements.

Where can I find resources for remote learning? 

Please be sure to visit the UCLA COVID-19 Bruin Resources & Tools page which includes helpful links for students such as Student Resources for Remote Learning

Does Summer Sessions' transition to remote instruction affect my financial aid? 

It does not affect the types of financial aid you may be eligible for. Please be sure to visit the Summer Information Section of the Financial Aid & Scholarships website, where you can also learn about the Summer Sessions Estimated Financial Aid Calculator

Are UCLA summer housing options still available? 

We understand that some UCLA students may need to live on campus for a variety of reasons. 

UCLA students who have applied/are applying for UCLA summer housing will be provided an opportunity to indicate whether they still need to keep their UCLA Housing applications active. Only those who indicate no need for UCLA Housing or do not respond will be cancelled without any financial penalty. 

How about other campus services? Will they remain open? 

Please visit the UCLA FAQ: Information for Students. If you still have questions, UCLA has established a support line for students. If you need guidance on any issue related to COVID-19 or how campus operations are affected call (310) 825-3894 (open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday - Friday).

Other UC Students

INFORMATION FOR OTHER UC STUDENTS

Please be sure to review the general FAQs for all student types below as well. This section only contains information that is specific to UC students. 

Does UCLA Summer Sessions' transition to remote instruction affect my financial aid? 

Please check with your home UC campus financial aid office.  

I have applied for UCLA Housing. What happens to my application? 

Your UCLA housing applications for Summer Sessions will be automatically cancelled without any financial penalty, even If you have accepted the housing offer.

Non-UC Students

INFORMATION FOR NON-UC, VISITING SUMMER STUDENTS

Please be sure to review the general FAQs below as well. This section only contains information that is specific to non-UC, visiting summer students. 

I have applied for UCLA Housing. What happens to my application? 

Your UCLA housing applications for Summer Sessions will be automatically cancelled without any financial penalty, even If you have accepted the housing offer.

Can I still come to UCLA campus during Summer Sessions?

Students should not visit campus. To explore our campus, please take a virtual tour instead. 

Will I be dropped from my courses if I don’t pay right away? 

We have extended the payment deadline for non-UC students to 5PM, Friday, June 5 to allow more flexibility. If you are unsure about your summer plans, you may want to hold off making payments until you can finalize your decision. Credit card transaction fees at 2.75% per transaction are assessed by a third-party service provider, and they are not refundable by us under any circumstances. 

I am an international student. What about my I-20 application?

The State Department has temporarily suspended all routine visa services until further notice and travel restrictions to the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic will most likely remain in effect for the immediate future.

Given UCLA's decision to extend remote instruction through Summer Sessions, I-20 applications for your participation in UCLA Summer Sessions will not be considered. I-20s that have been issued for Summer Sessions courses are no longer valid and will be cancelled.

If you decide to remain enrolled in Summer Sessions, you will participate remotely from where you are without traveling to UCLA. As such, you will not be charged the fees that are assessed to international students, e.g., the $400 registration fee, the $400 service fee, iSTART and health insurance fees. Instead, you will be assessed the same fees as U.S. visiting summer students. I-20 related requirements, including continuous full-time enrollment, English proficiency, and proof of financial ability, no longer apply to international summer students, and you are NOT required to submit any documentation. Please note that while proof of English proficiency is not required for your participation this summer, a high level of English proficiency is critical for your successful participation in UCLA Summer Sessions.

For the SEVIS fee refund process, visit https://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/faq. Please reference the COVID-19 situation in explanation of your situation, and the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will make a case-by-case determination of whether or not to refund the fee.

You will be able to access hundreds of Session A and Session C courses from where you are. The majority of Session C courses will remain available. The Schedule of Classes will be updated to reflect UCLA's decision to extend remote instruction through Session C shortly. 

GENERAL - FOR ALL STUDENTS

What does remote instruction for Summer Sessions mean?

UCLA online courses are the courses that are designed to be accessible to students from where they are. In addition to our online courses, now students can continue to access hundreds of Session A and Session C courses remotely, which were planned for face-to-face meetings on-campus prior to UCLA's decision to move Summer Sessions to a remote learning and teaching formatl. Regardless of whether you are enrolled in online courses, or remote instruction courses, UCLA is working diligently to ensure academic continuity and to provide you with reliable access to your courses. The majority of Session A and Session C courses remain available at this time, and additional courses may be added. 

While the Schedule of Classes and your Study List on MyUCLA will be updated to indicate that Session C courses are no longer meeting on campus, please disregard on-campus meeting locations for your Session C courses. 

Please note that courses, regardless of online or remote instruction courses, are still subject to changes, including but not limited to cancellations. 

How about course meeting times? Will they change?

Session A and Session Ccourses will have various delivery modes. Courses may be delivered synchronously (i.e., offered at set times only), asynchronously (i.e., accessible anytime via pre-recorded lectures, etc.), or in a mixed format with some components of the course accessible anytime and others available only at a specific time. Delivery mode information for Session C courses will be also updated in the coming days. Please pay attention to your course meeting times and class notes. 

 

How can I get more details on my Summer Sessions courses, such as information on grading policy, finals, office hours, etc.?

Please log into your course website first to access your course syllabus or contact your instructor if the syllabus is not yet available. You may also contact the home academic department. Please refer to the department information by selecting your subject area on the UCLA Curricula and Courses page

Do I need a special equipment to participate remotely?

You will need a laptop or desktop with a working webcam and microphone and a reliable internet connection (good enough for Netflix, for example). 

Please be sure to refer to your course website or consult with your instructor about what sort of equipment and software will be needed for your course.

What kind of software tools are commonly used?

A variety of software tools are currently used for remote instruction at UCLA. You can learn about the most common ones at https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/YourCCLE?section=5. Please note that your program may use different or additional tools. 

How is my privacy protected during remote instruction?

All faculty, staff, and students must follow the privacy principles. Please review the information on privacy during remote instruction, such as tips for privacy protections, online exams and proctoring, or audio or video recording. 

How can I prepare for remote learning?

Learning in a remote setting has some different challenges from learning face-to-face. Here are some pointers from the UCLA Center for the Advancement of Teaching to help you plan for your remote learning experience:

  • Time management is especially important when you are in a different setting than you’re used to. If your courses have recorded (asynchronous) materials, you may put them off, thinking that you can always get to them later.
    • Setting a schedule for yourself can be very helpful, including not only your academics, but times for other healthy activities like connecting to others and exercising.
  • If possible, it’s useful to create a dedicated space for “classwork.”
    • The space should include a chair and table or desk and good lighting, with as few distractions as possible.
  • When you are in a remote class, whether it is live (synchronous) or recorded (asynchronous), you may be particularly prone to distractions.
    • It is a good practice to turn off notifications.
    • Refrain from social media use during academic time periods.
  • Practice active learning.
    • Ask questions
    • Discuss topics
    • Put forward predictions and surmises
    • Explain ideas to peers and to the instructor
    • Take lots of notes, and notes on your notes.
  • Stay connected with others.
    • Form study groups, even if the coursework doesn’t call for them.
    • Share notes.
    • Compose shared goals for the working group.

Will my transcript indicate that I took courses remotely?

UCLA transcripts do not indicate course delivery modes. Courses appear the same regardless of whether they are delivered face to face on campus or remotely. 

If I change my mind about taking UCLA courses this summer, do I need to submit a petition to drop or to receive a full refund?

Given the many uncertainties students are faced with this year, students who have not completed the final requirements (e.g., final exams or final papers), can drop both impacted and non-impacted courses on MyUCLA through the last day of instruction without any petition or transcript notation. Students in good standing will be allowed to take more than one course on a P/NP basis during Summer Sessions, and students will be allowed to change grading basis on MyUCLA without a petition through the last day of instruction, if applicable. Please contact your home academic institution for questions regarding whether grades of P or Passed can count towards your requirements.

All Summer Sessions tuition and fees (including the processing fee and non-refundable deposit) will be fully refunded as long as you drop all courses no later than June 5, if a non-UC student, or June 19, if a UC student. No refund petition will be required. 

To drop your courses:

  1. Visit www.my.ucla.edu and sign-in.
  2. Select “Classes” near the top, then “Drop a Class”
  3. Select the course you wish to drop and proceed with the prompted steps. 

Please note that if you decide to remain enrolled in at least one summer course after the afore-mentioned deadline, dropped courses are still refundable minus the non-refundable processing fee by the standard refund deadline:

  • Impacted Courses: Friday of the first week of class
  • Non-Impacted Courses: Friday of the second week of class 

If entitled to a refund, please allow up to three weeks for your refund to be processed.







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