MyUCLA is UCLA’s integrated portal from which students, as well as faculty, can access a variety of UCLA online resources. It enables students to enroll in courses, check grades, pay bills, update their information, order transcripts, plan their calendars, among many other functions. You can visit the comprehensive list of MyUCLA features for more details.
Yes, students can authorize a third party (e.g., parent/guardian) view-only access to student records and direct access to pay summer charges on BruinBill.
Under the 1974 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), any student attending a higher education institution is entitled to certain privacy rights as stipulated under FERPA. For this reason, a student must first provide a third-party consent to access student information (e.g., enrollment, billing, or payment information via BruinBill).
To set up access, the third party must first create their own MyUCLA logon and password. The student will then give access to their third party on MyUCLA in “Settings” and then “Third Party Access.” To grant access, students must know the third-party’s UCLA logon ID, first name, and last name. Access can be edited or revoked at any time via MyUCLA.
Financial aid is available to all eligible UCLA students including students admitted to UCLA for fall quarter. To find out if you qualify for financial aid:
- Complete the 2023-24 FAFSA application online. The FAFSA must be submitted on or before March 2, 2023.
- Complete a supplemental Summer Financial Aid Application available on MyUCLA under “Finances and Jobs” beginning April 1, 2023.
Classes may be dropped and/or a hold placed on your account if fees are not paid by the payment deadline.
Visiting UC Students
Eligible financial aid students from other University of California (UC) campuses may apply for financial aid at their home UC campus for summer study at UCLA. Please check your home UC campus financial aid website.
High School Students
A limited number of full and partial need- and merit-based scholarships are available to qualified California* high school students for summer study at UCLA. Visit our Summer Scholars Support page for more information.
*UCLA financial aid is not available to visiting out-of-state high school students.
Visiting Adult Students from the U.S.
Financial aid is not available through UCLA for this population. Please check with your home institution, if applicable, for potential financial aid options.
If you plan to pay for classes with financial aid from your home institution, you assume full responsibility for all fees. Regardless of when you receive financial aid from your home institution, you are held to the UCLA Summer Sessions payment deadlines and your course(s) may be dropped if payment is not received on time.
UCLA financial aid is not available to visiting international students. Funding options may be available to you from private or governmental agencies in your home country. For information on funding your studies in the United States, please visit your local EducationUSA Office or visit their website.
To maintain aid eligibility, current UCLA students need to be enrolled in a minimum of half-time (6 units per summer for undergraduates, 4 units per summer for graduates).
Some undergraduate programs (Federal Pell Grant, ACG, SMART Grant and Summer University Grant) require enrollment in 12 units per summer to receive full eligibility.
You may visit the Summer Financial Aid page for eligibility, unit minimums, application information, guidelines for types of aid, and more. Please contact the UCLA Financial Aid Office for specific questions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The UCLA Financial Aid Office will review your MyUCLA StudyList at the end of the third week of each session to verify final eligibility for summer aid. You may submit an Enrollment Change Request Form on MyUCLA should you need to update your unit amount. Students who are not enrolled in the number of units they had indicated on their application may have aid reduced and/or may be required to return aid funding.
Fees, Payment, and Refunds
A non-refundable processing fee of $150 will be assessed on your BruinBill if all summer courses are dropped regardless of whether instruction has begun.
Visiting Students (including dismissed/withdrawn UCLA students)
The $350 registration fee ($150 for UC students) is non-refundable at all times, even if you drop all courses before they begin.
Acceptable payment methods on MyUCLA include credit card*, electronic-check (e-check), and foreign payment, such as Travelex. To submit payment online, sign in to your MyUCLA account, select “Finances and Jobs,” then “BruinBill.”
To pay by paper check, you may mail your check to the address below. Please make the check payable to “UC Regents,” include your nine-digit University ID (UID) number, and write the word “Summer” on the memo line. We highly encourage those paying by mail to submit payment at least two weeks prior to the payment deadline to ensure payment is received on time.
UCLA PAYMENT SOLUTIONS & COMPLIANCE
BOX 957089 1125 MURPHY HALL
405 HILGARD AVE
LOS ANGELES CA 90095-9000
You may view the Finances tutorial for more information.
*All credit card payments are subject to a 2.75% non-refundable service charge. This charge is assessed by Higher One, Inc. and may not be refunded under any circumstances. No service fees are applied to e-check payments.
The Instructional Enhancement Initiative (IEI) Fee is a course materials fee that is assessed for all students who have not yet received a Bachelor’s Degree. The fee helps support the use of technology at UCLA for educational purposes, and cannot be waived.
For more information, please visit the Instructional Enhancement Initiative website.
The Document Fee covers:
- Lifetime official transcripts—mailed by USPS first class mail
- Unlimited removal of incomplete petitions—removal of incomplete grades from a transcript
- Lifetime verification mailings— mailed by USPS first class mail
- Initial diploma mailed to a U.S. or international address
Services not covered by the Document Fee are still subject to transaction fees. These include, but are not limited to:
- Express shipping
- Special handling
- Replacement diplomas
- Notary services
Students and alumni must clear all appropriate campus blocks/holds on their account before obtaining transcript or diploma services. For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
UCLA and ASUCLA staff employees who enroll in summer classes or a summer program with UCLA Summer Sessions are eligible for a discount if they meet the following criteria:
- Employed by UCLA for the previous six months
- Career appointment of at least 50% time or a casual appointment of 100% time
- Not a continuing or admitted University of California (UC) undergraduate or graduate student
The discount reduces summer fees by $350. UCLA and ASUCLA staff employees must pay the remaining summer fees at the non-UC student rate.
To apply for a staff discount, complete the online registration form and make payment of the $350 registration fee, then email email@example.com with your nine-digit staff ID number indicating you are requesting verification of your eligibility. After we verify if you qualify for the staff discount, we will apply the discount to your account.
Please note that staff members who are continuing or admitted UC undergraduate or graduate students are NOT eligible for a discount. Summer Sessions fees for continuing or admitted UC students are automatically assessed at the lower UC student rate.
Transcripts and College Credit
Students outside the UC system should verify their school’s credit-granting process before enrollment. Transfer of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
For students from other UC campuses, all UCLA summer activity automatically appears on their home UC campus transcript by mid-November*, and the grades they earn at UCLA are included in your home UC campus grade-point average.
*If a UC student requires their transcript earlier than mid-November, they may order their transcript on MyUCLA under the “Classes” tab and then “Grades and Transcripts.”
High school students and potential transfer students who take college-level courses at UCLA will certainly make their application for UCLA and other UC schools more competitive, however, attending UCLA Summer Sessions does not give you an advantage for being accepted to a UC school.
Summer Courses, Summer Online, and Summer Intensives
Course Dates and Length
For Summer Courses, Summer Online, and Summer Intensives, UCLA Summer Sessions offers students the chance to select between nine different sessions ranging in length from 3-10 weeks. Each opportunity is 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 26), B (July 17), C (August 7). The number indicates the length of the course in weeks.
Below are the 2023 session dates.
Session A3 June 26, 2023 July 14, 2023
Session A6 June 26, 2023 August 4, 2023
Session A8 June 26, 2023 August 18, 2023
Session A9 June 26, 2023 August 25, 2023
Session A10 June 26, 2023 September 1, 2023
Session B3 July 17, 2023 August 4, 2023
Session C3 August 7, 2023 August 25, 2023
Session C6 August 7, 2023 September 15, 2023
Eligibility and Registration Requirements
Students must be 15 years of age or older by June 26, 2023 to participate in Summer Courses, Summer Online, or Summer Intensives. You are not required to be enrolled in an academic institution to participate in UCLA Summer Sessions.
No. UCLA has an open enrollment policy for summer classes; therefore, UCLA does not require a copy of your transcript or standardized test scores to participate in Summer Courses, Summer Online, or Summer Intensives.
International students who want to take summer courses instructed in English must demonstrate proficiency in English if from a non-English speaking country. Please visit the International Student page and view the “English Proficiency” section for information on how to satisfy this requirement.
International students who will only take English as a Second Language (ESL) courses during the summer, however, are not required to provide proof of English proficiency.
Although the majority of Summer Courses are open to visiting students, a select few are restricted to “UCLA students only.”
To view course restrictions, visit the Schedule of Classes, search for your desired course, then click on the symbol under “Info” to view any applicable restrictions.
Current UCLA students must have completed any and all requisite courses before the start of the summer term. If you plan on taking the requisite course(s) during the winter or spring quarter prior to summer, you may enroll by contacting the department offering the course.
If you have experience comparable to the listed requisite, you may enroll. Transcripts or proof of completion of a requisite course(s) is not required for visiting students.
Please visit the Schedule of Classes for a full course description. You can view course requisites and restrictions by clicking “Lec,” “TUT,” or “SEM” for individual courses.
Registration and Enrollment
UCLA College of Letters and Science students and graduate students may enroll in up to 18 units per summer. Undergraduate students from other UCLA schools or colleges may enroll in up to 16 units per summer.
UCLA students who want to enroll in more units must obtain approval from their school or college. Please view the list of UCLA College and School Advising Offices to learn more.
Non-UCLA students may enroll in up to 18 units per summer.
High School Students
High school students may not exceed 10 units per session* (approximately two courses). High school students must petition to take more than two courses or to exceed 10 units. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*Language Intensive courses on the list of approved courses for high school students exceed 10 units but are permissible for high school students without the need to complete a petition.
Current UCLA students may enroll directly on MyUCLA starting February 1.
Please follow the instructions on our enrollment page.
Non-UCLA students can register by submitting a Summer Course Registration Form. Once you complete the registration form and pay the non-refundable registration fee, you will receive an email with your nine-digit UCLA University ID number (UID). Follow the emailed instructions to create your MyUCLA account where you can enroll under the “Classes” tab, view your Study List, pay your charges under “Finances and Jobs” on BruinBill, and order transcripts after your session has concluded.
Students may enroll in Summer Courses through Friday of Week 1 of the course (5PM PDT).
Beginning Week 2, a student may enroll only with the instructor’s consent, either with a Permission to Enroll (PTE) number or an authorized signature on a Student Update Form, which can be emailed to email@example.com.
Yes, students may enroll in more than one Summer Course as long as they abide by the following guidelines:
- There are no overlapping meeting times in your Summer Courses or Summer Institute programs
- High school students can only enroll in up to two courses (10 units total) per summer
- Visiting non-UCLA students can only enroll in up to 18 units per summer
- UCLA College of Letters and Science and graduate students may enroll in up to 18 units per summer, all other undergraduate UCLA students from the following colleges or schools may enroll in up to 16 units per summer:
- School of Arts and Architecture
- Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
- Herb Alpert School of Music
- Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs
- School of Nursing
- School of Theater, Film, and Television
UCLA undergraduate students wishing to enroll in more units than their pre-determined unit maximums must obtain approval from their school or college advising unit via petition.
The Study List on MyUCLA records all classes in which a student is enrolled in for a term. The grading basis for each enrolled class is listed on the study list.
Students should check their Study List after all enrollment transactions. Students cannot receive credit for classes that are not shown on their Study List.
If a Summer Course is at capacity and has an active waitlist, you may place yourself on the waitlist on MyUCLA. If an enrolled student or a student ahead of you on the waitlist drops the course, you will automatically be moved up on the waitlist. If you are the first person on the waitlist and space becomes available in the course, you will automatically be enrolled*.
*You will not be notified if you are moved from the waitlist into the course; therefore, it is your responsibility to check your enrollment status periodically on MyUCLA.
If you do not receive a space in the course from the waitlist by Friday of Week 1 (5pM PDT), you will automatically be dropped from the waitlist and will receive a full refund for the course.
If a course is “Closed,” enrollment in that course is filled to capacity. The department or instructor offering the class may allow individual students to enroll using a Permission to Enroll (PTE) number.
No. Unfortunately, we do not allow auditing during the summer. Due to the high demand for courses from UCLA and visiting students, we have to limit participation to enrolled students only.
If the Schedule of Classes lists the building as “ONLINE,” the course will be completed entirely online and you will not need to come to campus for the entirety of the session or the final.
If the course has a lecture or discussion with a building and room number listed, you will need to come to campus for that portion of the course. These courses are considered “hybrid” with some portions online and others on campus.
If the course schedule indicates a specific time for the lecture and/or discussion, it is synchronous and you will need to attend the course at that specified time.
If the course does not list a day or time, it is asynchronous and can be taken at your leisure within the session dates as long as assignments and examinations are completed on time.
Attendance and Academic Difficulty
No. Summer classes are regular 10-week UCLA courses compressed into 6 weeks at an accelerated pace; therefore, missing any portion of the course will put you at a great disadvantage. It is crucial to attend all of the course meetings.
First, inform the instructor well in advance. The instructor of the course will determine if other arrangements can be made. Please note that the instructor is not required to schedule an alternate examination time to accommodate your needs*.
*In compliance with Section 92640 of the California Education Code, the University must accommodate requests for alternate examination dates for any test or examination at a time when that activity would not violate a student’s religious creed. This requirement does not apply if administering the test or examination at an alternate time would impose an undue hardship which could not reasonably be avoided.
Please let your instructor or teaching assistant (TA) know that you are having difficulty with the material and they may be able to help you. Every instructor and TA is required to have at least one office hour each week. Utilize office hours to get the questions you have answered.
If you need to drop a course, be sure to follow all deadlines and procedures. Please note the deadlines to drop a course and the refund deadlines may not be the same.
Withdrawal and Cancellation Policy
You may drop summer classes on MyUCLA and receive a refund of course fees if the course(s) is dropped BEFORE the refund deadline:
- Impacted Courses and Summer Intensives: Friday, Week 1 of the course (by 5PM PDT)
- Non-Impacted Courses: Friday, Week 2 of the course (by 5PM PDT)
Note: The $350 registration fee is non-refundable at all times ($150 for UC students).
After the refund deadline, students may still drop a course without a refund through the following deadlines:
- Impacted Courses: Friday, Week 1 of the course (by 5PM PDT)
- Non-Impacted Courses: Last day of the class
A student may not drop a course if the final exam, paper, or project was attempted or submitted.
UCLA Students – If you drop all of the Summer Session classes you have enrolled in, a $150 processing fee will appear on your BruinBill account for dropping to 0 units. This fee is non-refundable, and the total refund amount will reflect this fee. If you enroll in a course(s) after the processing fee is assessed, it will automatically be removed.
Visiting Students (including dismissed/withdrawn UCLA students) – A $350 registration fee ($150 for UC students) is required for visiting students to enroll in Summer Sessions. This fee is applied to your BruinBill account and is non-refundable under any circumstance once paid.
In the event of withdrawal before the deadline, the total refund amount will reflect this fee on the BruinBill account.
In the event of withdrawal, the course fee, IEI Fee, Registration Fee, document fee, and/or Material Use Fee is refundable if the course(s) is dropped before the deadlines below at 5PM (PDT):
|Session||Impacted Courses||Non-Impacted Courses|
|Session A3||June 30, 2023||June 30, 2023|
|Session A6, A8, A9, A10||June 30, 2023||July 7, 2023|
|Session B3||July 22, 2023||July 21, 2023|
|Session C3||August 11, 2023||August 11, 2023|
|Session C6||August 11, 2023||August 18, 2023|
These fees are 100% NON-refundable after the deadlines above and students are financially liable for all fees if withdrawal occurs beyond those deadlines.
Fees and Payment
To return to your registration and make payment of the registration fee, access your existing registration. You will need your five-digit registration number that was sent to your email address after submitting the registration form. If you cannot locate your registration number, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, date of birth, and program you registered for.
Once the registration fee has been paid, you will be emailed your nine-digit University Identification (UID) number and you can begin your Summer Course enrollment on MyUCLA.
For a fee overview and estimate, you may view our Fees page.
After enrollment, you will immediately have access to your current balance on your BruinBill account, the university’s billing system, via MyUCLA under the “Finances and Jobs” tab. Please note, changes in your Study List may increase your charges, therefore you should view your BruinBill after every enrollment transaction.
Be sure to review your summer account and pay by the applicable payment deadline. You must pay your fees by the deadline to avoid having your classes dropped for nonpayment and/or a hold placed on your account.
Please note: UCLA students who have withdrawn, been dismissed, or graduated, will be assessed visiting student fees.
UC Undergraduate student: $279 per unit
UC Graduate student: $349 per unit
All other students (including dismissed, withdrawn, or graduated UCLA students): $360 per unit
Students with outstanding balances may be dropped from their course(s) and/or receive a hold on their accounts. If your summer balance remains outstanding, you may also be referred to Collections and/or incur delinquent and/or collection charges.
Exceptions can only be made for individuals who will be receiving financial aid through the University of California (UC).
All other students are subject to our payment deadlines and consequences for non-payment.
If you are a UCLA financial aid student, your aid will likely disburse before the payment deadline for summer. If your aid is delayed, but you have successfully submitted all required documents with your aid application, you may be placed on the protect-from-drop list and your courses will be saved from the drop for non-payment.
If you are a visiting UC financial aid student, please visit your home university’s financial aid office website. If eligible, your aid will disburse from your home UC campus directly to you. Once you receive your aid, please make full payment to UCLA through BruinBill to avoid any drops or holds on your account.
If your home UC campus financial aid office is unable to disburse your aid by the payment deadline, it is customary for your financial aid office to send UCLA a “protect-from-drop” list. If you are still waiting for your aid to be disbursed, please check with your home UC financial aid office to see if you have been included in their protect-from-drop list.
Yes. Summer tuition is calculated per unit; therefore, increasing or decreasing the number of units you are enrolled in will affect your summer balance. View your BruinBill on MyUCLA under “Finances and Jobs” after every enrollment transaction to ensure your bill accurately reflects the number of units you are enrolled in.
Check your BruinBill often and pay in full before your payment deadline to avoid any drops or holds placed on your account.
If you are enrolled in a Summer Course and are 17 years of age or older at the time of residence, you may apply for housing through the UCLA Housing application which opens in mid-May.
UCLA Housing will NOT be offering housing to students who are 15 or 16 years old at the time of residence. If you would like to live on campus, we recommend applying for a program that offers housing, such as our Precollege Summer Institutes with mandatory housing.
Note: UCLA Summer Sessions is not affiliated with and does not provide support for any non-structured housing. There will be no supervision provided for students with at-large housing contracts.
Summer Institutes provide in depth coverage of a subject area and hands-on experience in an intensive and holistic format.
UCLA has two types of institutes: Precollege Summer Institutes and College/Professional Summer Institutes.
Precollege Summer Institutes are designed for advanced high school students who are 14 years of age or older and who want to gain an academically challenging college-level experience in a specific subject area. Areas of focus include performing arts, computer science, writing, and more.
College/Professional Summer Institutes are intended for college-level students or working professionals and deliver instruction beyond the traditional classroom experience. Areas of focus include film and television, architecture, media, industrial research, and more.
Yes, all Summer Institutes offer college credit on an official UCLA transcript upon program completion.
For visiting University of California (UC) students, all UCLA summer activity should automatically appear on your home UC campus transcript by mid-November. The grades you earn at UCLA are included in your home UC campus grade-point average (GPA).
Students outside the UC system should verify their school’s credit-granting process. Transfer of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
Schedules and syllabi for Precollege Summer Institutes and College/Professional Summer Institutes will be available on the program’s page. While schedules and syllabi may not be listed well in advance if instructors are updating them for the upcoming summer, there may be samples from previous summers for reference. If not yet listed, you may email the department, the Program Coordinator, or Instructor directly to request them, if available.
Eligibility and Application Requirements
Some Summer Institutes require students to apply. These admission-based Summer Institutes may have additional requirements (including an essay, a resume, letter of recommendation, examples of your work, etc.), all of which can be provided or uploaded during the online registration process. The Summer Institutes with program admission requirements are listed below:
- Acting and Performance Summer Institute (Essay, Letter of Recommendation, Theatrical/Artistic Resume, Taped Audition)
- Applications of Nanoscience Summer Institute (Essay)
- Art Summer Institute (Art Samples)
- Camera Acting Summer Institute (Essay, Letter of Recommendation, Resume, Tape Audition)
- Cinematography Summer Institute (Essay, Transcript, Optional Letter of Recommendation)
- Computer Science Summer Institute (Essays)
- Content Creation Summer Institute (Essay, Resume)
- Critical Thinking Summer Institute (Essays)
- Design Innovation Summer Institute (Essay, Resume)
- Digital Filmmaking Summer Institute (Essay, Letter of Recommendation)
- Economics Summer Institute (Transcripts, Essay)
- Film and Television Summer Institute – Traditional Animation (Essays)
- Hip Hop/Street Performance Summer Institute (Essay, Letter of Recommendation, Video Audition)
- International Development Summer Institute (Essay)
- Introduction to Investments Summer Institute (Transcript, Essay)
- Live Performance & Media Summer Institute (Essay, Media Sample, Resume)
- Media Parks Summer Institute (Essay, Transcript, Letter of Recommendation)
- Musical Theater Summer Institute (Essay, Letter of Recommendation, Theatrical/Artistic Resume, Taped Audition)
- Nanoscale Microscopy Lab Summer Institute (Essay)
- Nanoscience Lab Summer Institute (Essay)
- Python for Economics and Finance Summer Institute (Transcript, Essay)
- Sci|Art Lab + Studio Summer Institute (Essay)
- Stage Management Summer Institute (Essays)
- Startup UCLA: Social Entrepreneurship Summer Institute (Essays)
- Voiceover Camera Acting Summer Institute (Video Audition, Resume)
- Writing for Television Summer Institute (Essay, Transcript, Optional Letter of Recommendation)
- Film and Television Summer Institute: Creative Producing (Essay)
- Film and Television Summer Institute: Film Production (Essay)
- Film and Television Summer Institute: Traditional Animation (Essay)
- Film and Television Summer Institute: TV Writing (Essay)
- Voiceover Camera Acting Summer Institute (Video Audition, Resume)
If the program instructor has evaluated your application and granted admission to the program, you can enroll by submitting payment of the registration fee.
All other Summer Institutes not listed above are on an open enrollment (first-come, first-serve) basis permitting space and eligibility.
Registration and Enrollment
Detailed instructions for registration and enrollment can be found on our enrollment page.
Registration for Summer Institutes will open for all students on February 15 using the online Summer Institutes Registration Form. All Students (UCLA and visiting summer-only students) must complete registration for Summer Institutes. Enrollment closes on June 15.
Some Summer Institutes are open enrollment meaning space and eligibility permitting, students will be enrolled upon successful payment of the registration fee*. Other Summer Institutes are admission based and have application requirements which require instructor consent.
If your desired Summer Institute has program admission requirements, first complete the online registration form and submit all application requirements. Once your registration form is submitted, the application will be reviewed by the program instructor. Program admission decisions will be provided via email within 2-3 weeks after submission.
If admitted to the program, you will be prompted to pay the non-refundable registration fee to reserve your space. A space in the program is not reserved for you until the required non-refundable registration fee is paid.
*The non-refundable registration fee is $350 for non-UC students and $150 for UC students. The registration fee is required for enrollment. After the May 1 payment deadline, a full payment of all program fees including the non-refundable registration fee will be due immediately to secure a space in the program.
Short Essay or Questionnaire
If your Summer Institute requires a short essay(s), a space to respond to the essay prompt(s) will be available on page 3 of your online registration form.
Uploads or Videos
Your Summer Institute may ask for a resume, a letter of recommendation, or an example of your work. These documents can be uploaded online.
Required documents do not have to be uploaded at the time registration. If you do not have your documents prepared in advance, you may access your existing registration and upload the documents at a later time. Please note that your application will not be reviewed until all required documents have been uploaded, and some programs may have a time limit on how long you can wait to submit requirements.
Please visit your specific program page and view the “Application Requirements” section for more information.
Please access your existing registration and enter your five-digit registration number, found in the subject line of your welcome email, to access your application.
If you cannot locate your registration number, please email email@example.com and include your first and last name, date of birth, and the name of the Summer Institute(s) for which you have started a registration.
If you would like to switch into a different Summer Institute or add a new Summer Institute, access your existing registration with your five-digit registration number.
Once registration has been accessed, you may select “Switch My Program” or “Add a Program” on the left hand side of the page.
NOTE: If the new program has admission requirements, you must complete all the requirements for that program, receive acceptance from the instructor, and pay the registration fee before you can enroll and reserve your space.
Students cannot enroll in multiple Summer Institutes that have overlapping meeting times. Students also cannot enroll in a Summer Institute and a Summer Course with a time conflict.
Please make sure to check your course/program of interest and make sure there are no time conflicts.
Students will not be added to Summer Institute waitlists automatically.
First complete the Summer Institutes Registration Form, and if the program is waitlisted, you may add yourself to the waitlist by selecting “Add to Waitlist” on the left hand side of the page.
If you have already submitted a registration form, you may place yourself on the waitlist by accessing your existing registration. Waitlists will remain active until the first day of the program.
If a space becomes available for you from the waitlist, you will be emailed instructions to pay and enroll in the program within the 24 hour window. If you do not pay within that time, you will be moved to the bottom of the waitlist.
Precollege Summer Institutes Housing and Supervision
Some Precollege Summer Institutes require mandatory housing while others are a commuter only program. Please consult the list below.
Mandatory Residential Programs
- Acting and Performance Summer Institute
- Applications of Nanoscience Summer Institute
- Art Summer Institute (Session A only)
- Camera Acting Summer Institute
- Design Innovation Summer Institute- Costume Design
- Design Innovation Summer Institute- Lighting and Sound
- Design Innovation Summer Institute- Scenic
- Design Media Arts Summer Institute
- Economics Summer Institute (Session B only)
- Film and Television Summer Institute- Cinematography
- Film and Television Summer Institute- Digital Filmmaking
- Film and Television Summer Institute- Media Parks
- Film and Television Summer Institute- Writing for TV (in-person sessions only)
- Game Lab Summer Institute (Session B only)
- Hip Hop/Street Dance Summer Institute
- Introduction to Investments Summer Institute
- Mock Trial Summer Institute (Session B only)
- Model United Nations Summer Institute
- Musical Theater Summer Institute
- Nanoscale Microscopy Lab Summer Institute
- Nanoscience Lab Summer Institute (Session A only)
- Political Science Summer Institute
- Sci|Art Lab + Studio Summer Institute (Session A only)
- Stage Management Summer Institute
- Startup UCLA: Social Entrepreneurship Summer Institute (Session B only)
- Teen Arch Summer Institute
Commuter-Only/Virtual-Only Programs – NO HOUSING AVAILABLE
- Computer Science Summer Institute (both)
- Content Creation & Scriptwriting Summer Institute
- Engineering Design Summer Institute
- Immersive International Studies Summer Institute
- Introduction to College Writing Summer Institute
- Nanoscience Lab (Session B only)
- Python for Economics and Finance Summer Institute
- Voiceover Camera Acting Summer Institute
The check-in and check-out times will be available on the individual institute page on the “Program Schedule” link or in the “Housing- Mandatory” section.
Please note, NO early check-in or late check-out can be accommodated.
The dorm rooms include a bed, desk, chair, closet, and trash bin. Bedding basics (sheets, blanket, and pillow) will also be provided for Precollege Summer Institute participants.
Breakfast and dinner are provided as part of the residential Summer Institute plan. While lunch is not provided, we have several on-campus dining options within walking distance for students of all dietary needs.
No meals are provided for commuter Summer Institute plans.
Yes, students will reside in a triple occupancy room of three people total. Room assignments are made at check-in and cannot be requested prior to arrival.
Unfortunately, no. UCLA Summer Sessions does not provide any housing options for students enrolled in Commuter-Only Summer Institutes.
College/Professional Summer Institutes Housing
Fees and Payment
Each Summer Institute varies in price. Please visit our Fees page and select your program of interest and student type under “I am interested in” to view fees.
Full fees are due by 5pm PDT May 1 for all Summer Institutes programs. If registering for a program after the May 1 payment deadline, the full program fee will be due at the time of enrollment.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
You can drop your Summer Institute by accessing your existing registration. You will need the five-digit registration number you received via email. Once you access your registration, select “Drop My Program” on the left hand side.
Note that the registration fee is non-refundable at all times. After June 15, the full fee for the program is no longer refundable if the program is dropped.
The registration fee is non-refundable for Summer Institutes.
Program fees other than the non-refundable registration fee (and the iSTART fee for international students if applicable) are refundable until June 15 for all programs.
No refunds are issued if the program is dropped after the June 15 refund deadline. It is the responsibility of each student to know and comply with Summer Sessions policy and deadlines. Lack of knowledge of the Summer Sessions refund policy and deadlines is not justification for a refund.
Leave and Curfew Exception Requests
In accordance with the Program Participant Agreement, participants must abide by the evening curfew of 11:00 PM, which is to ensure sufficient rest for successful participation in the program’s activities, and must sleep in the assigned room each evening. Curfew violations without prior approval may result in disciplinary actions.
A parent/guardian may use a Leave and Curfew Exception Request Form (see below) to request an exception to the evening curfew. Approval will not be granted if forms are incomplete or submitted by someone other than the student’s parent/guardian. After receiving the request, the residential staff will contact the parent/guardian for verification purposes.
Students may be absent from the program’s required activities due to medical reasons, emergencies, or personal reasons. However, absences may affect successful performance, and full participation in program activities is essential to your success in the program. Any foreseeable absence from a mandatory activity must receive prior approval via the Leave and Curfew Exception Request Form (see below).
PROGRAM LEAVE AND CURFEW REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN THE END OF THE FIRST DAY/START DATE OF THE STUDENT’S PROGRAM/COURSE SESSION.
Summer College Immersion Program (SCIP)
The Summer College Immersion Program (SCIP) is an immersive, 6-week long academic experience designed for exceptionally high-achieving high school students about to begin their junior or senior year. The program not only gives students the opportunity to study at UCLA during the summer alongside UCLA and other visiting college students, but provides participants with a real-world, collaborative experience like none other.
Students have access to a variety of academic resources and services to support their success at UCLA and in their future academic careers, including seminars and workshops on college-level research and writing, college admission, as well as resilience leadership training and mindfulness components.
SCIP is a fully-immersive college experience that lasts the duration of a regular summer session term at UCLA. Students are able to select from roughly 100 different UCLA courses approved for high school students and will attend these courses alongside UCLA and visiting undergraduate students for an authentic college experience.
Unlike summer courses, SCIP students will also have exclusive access to co-curricular components designed to support students’ college academic readiness, resilience and wellness, and ability to successfully navigate college life.
SCIP is exclusively intended for rising high school juniors and seniors with highly competitive academic credentials. We invite eligible students from all around the world to apply.
Once you have completed the SCIP registration form, you will be prompted to upload your supporting documentation. Please note the required file formats for each upload, as not all file types are accepted by our registration system. Once you have successfully uploaded all of your required application materials, you will receive a confirmation email outlining the next steps.
SCIP Early Action registration opens January 3; normal registration opens February 15.
Application deadlines are April 1 for international students who require a visa; May 1 for domestic U.S. students.
You will receive an email once your application has been successfully submitted. Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the application and uploads have been completed correctly; UCLA Summer Sessions will not contact students about errors on their application.
First round applicants that submit applications by March 1st will hear admissions decisions by March 15th. Thereafter, admissions will be on a rolling basis, and you should receive an admission decision via email within two weeks after your application is submitted with all required documents.
Yes. If an official transcript is unavailable, homeschooled students must submit two letters of recommendation or character references from non-relatives who can attest in detail as to your academic ability and potential for success in a college-level academic program.
Fees and Payment
Depending on which courses are chosen and whether or not a student lives on campus or commutes, the price of SCIP can range from $6,000-$10,000.
The non-refundable registration fee of $350 is due immediately in order to reserve your program space. The remaining program-related fees (excluding housing) are due in full by 5PM PDT, June 9.
Parents and Guardians
High school students have three options to earn UCLA credit during the summer: Summer Courses, Precollege Summer Institutes, and the Summer College Immersion Program (SCIP).
With over 100 Summer Courses, high school students 15 years of age or older may enroll in one or two college courses alongside our UCLA students. Summer courses range in length from 3-10 weeks, with the majority of offerings lasting 6-weeks.
Students may consider Summer Courses, Summer Online, or Summer Intensives for their academic experience. The list of approved summer courses for high school students will become available online in mid-January.
Precollege Summer Institutes
UCLA Precollege Summer Institutes provide high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while advancing their skill set in one area of study. Precollege Summer Institutes are available in a wide range of subject areas in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and STEM.
Precollege Summer Institutes range in length from one to three weeks and are open to high school students 14 years of age or older.
For a complete list of Summer Institutes and individual program requirements, please visit our Precollege Summer Institute page.
Summer College Immersion Program
The Summer College Immersion Program (SCIP) combines co-curricular components, such as workshops on college admissions and seminars on leadership, with 1-2 UCLA courses, giving participants a comprehensive look into college life.
Rising high school juniors and seniors can apply for this exclusive 6-week experience and join the next cohort of high-achieving students! Please visit the linked program page to learn more about SCIP.
Students, parents, and guardians may locate information about tuition and payment deadlines on our Fees, Payment, and Financial Aid page. Please note, tuition costs and deadlines will vary based on the student’s enrollment.
Students can authorize a third party (e.g., a parent, a guardian, or a family member) access to view their student records. The third-party must create their own separate MyUCLA account to set up access, then share their UCLA Logon ID (i.e., username) with the student.
For additional information on third-party access or to view a video tutorial, visit the UCLA Parents and Family Programs webpage. Please note, students may revoke access or change access features at any time.
Academics, Grades, and Transcripts
Yes, all students that successfully complete course work or a program through UCLA Summer Sessions will be awarded college credit on a UCLA transcript.
UCLA courses are generally accepted for transfer credit at most collegiate institutions; however, all decisions on transferability rest with the receiving institution. Students may conveniently order transcripts on MyUCLA. Once signed in to their account, they may select “Classes,” then “Transcripts – Official.”
Note, parents do not have automatic access to view their student’s grades. If a parent or guardian wishes to view the student’s grades, Third-Party Access must be set up on MyUCLA. For more information on Third-Party Access, visit the UCLA Parents and Family Programs webpage.
All instructors and teaching assistants (TA’s) make themselves available to meet with students during office hours. Your student may utilize office hours to get their questions answered or to discuss challenging material. Please encourage your student to speak with the instructor or teaching assistant about their difficulty with the material.
Additionally, for writing-related concerns, visiting students also have access to the UCLA Undergraduate Writing Center.
Some instructors may require assignments to be completed before the first day. If so, more information will be emailed to students by the instructor or provided on the syllabus.
Parents and guardians are welcome to attend housing check-in, but are not required to be present.
All students are expected to participate in mandatory class time or activities. However, during hours when there are no mandatory curricular classes or activities, students may explore campus or nearby areas on their own or participate in the optional, supervised activities planned by residential staff.
Student Conduct and Emergency Contact
All students are required to follow the UCLA Code of Conduct. Behavior governed by the UCLA Student Conduct Code includes academic honesty, treatment of others, health and safety, use of resources, and use of alcohol and controlled substances.
Additionally, students in SCIP or a Summer Institute must read, sign, and submit the Participant Agreement, which outlines the policies and expectations of visiting students. If the student is under 18 years old, this document must also be read and signed by the student’s legal guardian.