UCLA Summer Sessions offers international high school students flexible options to experience college life at a world-renowned research university and earn UCLA credit. You can enroll in academic courses, online courses, or select one of our Precollege Summer Institutes.



For our registration purposes, you will be subject to I-20 requirements and will need to come on an F-1 visa if you answer no to ALL of the questions below:

  • Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, i.e., a Green Card holder?
  • Are you an international student currently studying in the US and returning to the same school after the summer?
  • Do you intend to enroll only in online courses?
  • Do you intend to enroll only in precollege Summer Institutes?

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

 

Academic Courses

Summer Sessions is a unique opportunity to advance your academic career. You get the chance to study and socialize among America's finest group of undergraduates. During the summer, many academic courses that make up UCLA's regular curriculum are offered in two sessions, Session A and Session C . With over 100 courses to choose from, including Communication Skills courses and ESL courses designed specifically for international students, you can have an unforgettable summer no matter where you are from.

More information on Academic Courses for visiting international students

 

Academic Course Registration

 

 

Online Courses

UCLA online courses* offer you the opportunity to earn credit anytime, anywhere. UCLA academic courses delivered online carry the same unit value and UCLA degree credit, and transcripts do not indicate if a class was taken online or on campus. Whether you have other summer activities planned or wish to stay in your hometown during your studies, online courses provide an alternative solution to your academic needs. To view a full list of online courses offered during the summer, please click here.

If you enroll in online courses only, the campus fee will be waived. Please note that "hybrid" courses that have components offered both online and on UCLA campus are not considered online courses for summer registration purposes.

* Not eligible for an F-1 visa

 

Online Course Registration

High School Students enrolling in only online courses are not eligible to apply for the F-1 student visa.

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.

 

2020 Session Schedule for Academic Courses
SESSION WEEKS START DATE END DATE
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

Below is a list of ESL courses that you may find of interest. 2020 schedule of classes will become available on January 13.


ESL 20. Conversation and Fluency
ESL 21. Pronunciation
ESL 22. Public Speaking
ESL 23. American Culture through Film
ESL 24. Preparation for American Universities
ESL 25. Academic Reading and Writing
ESL 26. Business Communication: Speaking
ESL 28. English through Language, Culture, and Society


Communication 1A - Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers (4 units)

Designed for non-native speakers of English to increase fluency and vocabulary while improving presentation skills, language usage, reasoning, style, and delivery. P/NP or letter grading.


Communication 1B - Learning American English and Culture from Movies (4 units)

Designed for international students to increase fluency in conversational, American-style English and the underlying meaning of American popular culture through the disciplined study of current movies. P/NP or letter grading.


For more information, please see English Requirements and Exemptions.

For our registration purposes, you are considered an international high school student only if you answer no to ALL of the questions below:

  • Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, i.e., a Green Card holder?
  • Are you an international student currently studying in the US and returning to the same school after the summer?
  • Do you intend to enroll only in online courses?

Precollege Summer Institutes

Precollege Summer Institutes are designed for advanced high school students who wish to gain academically challenging college-level experience.

High school students who are 14 years of age or older by program start date may participate in our Precollege Summer Institutes. If you do not meet the age requirement but wish to participate in one of the programs, please contact us at institutes@summer.ucla.edu.
Most of our programs offer mandatory or optional housing with full supervision.

2020 Precollege Summer Institutes:

* Not eligible for an F-1 visa

 

Summer Institute Registration

High School Students enrolling in a Precollege Summer Institute are not eligible to apply for the F-1 student visa. Students enrolling in a less than full-time precollege program MAY attend the program on the Visitor (B) Visa. However, UCLA strongly recommends that students consult with their local U.S. Embassy / Consulate for more information regarding visa requirements.

 

 

UCLA Summer Session A Transitions to Remote Instruction. Learn More.