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Summer Sessions courses and programs are subject to change, without prior notice, by action of the academic department offering the course/program or by the University. Changes include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Meeting time and location changes
  • Instructor substitutions
  • Mode of Delivery (in-person, online, hybrid, etc.)
  • Course/program cancellation

Reasonable efforts will be made to notify students of such changes and suggest alternatives when applicable.

Summer Classes
Registration & Enrollment

This section contains information on registration and enrollment for Summer Courses, Summer Online, and Summer Intensives.

UCLA Students

Current and incoming UCLA students may enroll directly on MyUCLA starting February 1.

Visiting Students

Non-UCLA students must be 15 years of age or older by June 20, 2022 to be eligible. Course-specific requirements may apply.

Eligible students may register and enroll by completing the following three steps in the exact order:

  1. Complete our Summer Courses Online Registration starting February 15, 2022.
  2. Submit online payment of the $350 registration fee ($150 for current UC students).
  3. Look for the confirmation email containing the nine-digit UCLA University Identification Number (UID) and follow the directions to create a UCLA Logon
  4. Enroll in courses on MyUCLA.

Some summer classes may require you to have taken specific courses or fulfilled certain requirements before enrolling. Please read the description of the courses you intend to take before enrolling to decide if they are right for you.

UCLA Students

Requisites are enforced during the summer for UCLA students and MyUCLA will automatically verify you have met any mandatory requirements and may block enrollment. Students completing the requisite courses in winter or spring quarter may visit the course’s department and request a Permission to Enroll (PTE) number for course enrollment.

Visiting Students

A transcript or proof of completion of a requisite course(s) 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.

Note: Contract courses are intended for UCLA students.

The following types of courses require a contract:

  • Upper-division tutorials numbered 195 through 199
  • Honors Contracts (89HC, 189HC)
  • Student Research Program (99)
  • Undergraduate Student Initiated Education (USIE) contracts (188SA, 188SB).

The structure of the course, including both the specific proposed course of study and the requirements that must be met before a grade can be assigned, is formalized through a contract application available in MyUCLA.

Contract Instructions

  1. Meet with a departmental advisor for the subject area you plan to file a contract with for further information on requirements and expectations.
  2. Visit MyUCLA and sign in with your Logon and password
  3. Select “Classes,” then “Contract Courses”
  4. Each online contract form is customized for a specific course number. Follow instructions for completion, printing, signatures, and further steps.

Students are not automatically notified when their waitlist status changes. If waitlisted, students should check their status by viewing the Study List on MyUCLA.

Wait lists are maintained through Friday of the first week of the course, unless deleted earlier by the department. Students who remain on the wait list until 5PM, Friday of the first week will be dropped from the wait list with a full refund of the applicable fees.

Summer Institutes
Registration & Enrollment

This section contains information on registration and enrollment for Pre-College Summer Institutes and College/Professional Summer Institutes.

Pre-College Summer Institutes

Students must be 14 years of age or older by the first day of Summer Sessions and currently enrolled in high school.

College/Professional Summer Institutes

College/Professional Summer Institutes students must be 18 years of age or older as of the first day of Summer Sessions and hold a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program-Specific

Programs may impose further eligibility and admission requirements. Visit the program page for details. For admission-based programs, only admitted students are eligible to pay and enroll.

Eligible students may register and enroll by completing the following steps.

  1. Access the Summer Institutes Registration Form starting February 15. Read all terms and conditions, then scroll to the bottom and “Continue to Registration.”
  2. Respond to all required questions.
  3. Complete the waiver and participant agreement and submit the required payment*.
  4. Look for the confirmation email containing your nine-digit UCLA University Identification Number (UID) and follow the directions to create a UCLA Logon.
  5. Verify and pay any and all remaining balances on MyUCLA.

* If the program is full, students will not be prompted to make a payment. Students who are not prepared to pay after program acceptance can access the existing registration at a later time to make payment. Students are not enrolled in the program until the initial required payment is received.

Eligible students may register and enroll by completing the following steps.

  1. Review eligibility and admission information of the program of your choice.
  2. Access the Summer Institutes Registration Form starting February 15. Read all terms and conditions, then scroll to the bottom and “Continue to Registration”.
  3. Respond to all required questions on each page.
  4. Submit your registration form. For programs that require file uploads, you will be directed to the Access Registration page. Select “File Uploads” to upload your required document(s).
  5. Allow up to two weeks for your application to be reviewed. An email will be sent to you with an admission decision. If admitted to the program, follow the steps in your acceptance email to make the required payment, complete the waiver and participant agreement*.
  6. Look for the confirmation email containing your nine-digit UCLA University Identification Number (UID) and follow the directions to create a UCLA Logon.
  7. Verify and pay any and all remaining balances on MyUCLA.

*If the program is full, students will not be prompted to make a payment. Students who are not prepared to pay after program acceptance can access the existing registration at a later time to make payment. Students are not enrolled in the program until the initial required payment is received.

Programs may offer a waitlist. Being on a waitlist does not guarantee enrollment but can improve a student’s chance of enrollment. You may add yourself to the waitlist, if available.

Students who are wait-listed for a Summer Institute are notified via email when a space becomes available and will be given 24 hours from the email sent time to make the required payment for enrollment. Once the 24-hour window expires,the space will be no longer available to the student, and the student will be removed from the waitlist. Students may sign up again for the waitlist and will be placed in the last space.

After submitting the Registration Form, students can make the following changes by accessing their existing registration:

  • Submitting payment for the non-refundable registration fee
  • Uploading required documents
  • Dropping a current program
  • Adding anotherprogram
  • Switching to a new program

To proceed with any of these changes:

  1. Locate the five-digit registration number that was emailed to you.
  2. Access your Summer Institute Registration, fill out the required fields, and submit.

Summer College Immersion Program
Registration & Enrollment

This section contains information on registration and enrollment for the Summer College Immersion Program (SCIP) and Summer College Immersion Program: Online (eSCIP).

SCIP/eSCIP is designed for academically advanced high school students who will soon embark on their journey to college. To be considered, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in Grades 10—11as of Spring 2022
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA or equivalent (unweighted) at the time of application
  • English proficiency sufficient to participate in college-level courses*

*Except for citizens of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, or the United Kingdom, international applicants who are attending a high school outside the U.S. are required to provide proof of English proficiency during the SCIP application process, separately from I-20 application if applicable (link to international student info). See Application Requirements for details.

Admission to SCIP/eSCIP is highly competitive. Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Eligible applicants must submit the following materials for review of admission. All submitted materials must be in English.

  • UCLA Summer Sessions Registration Form for SCIP/eSCIP
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Resume of Extracurricular Activities
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proof of English Proficiency (if applicable)

For details, visit the SCIP/eSCIP page(link to Application and Admission accordion of SCIP) and see Application Requirements.

Eligible students may register and enroll by completing the following steps:

  1. Complete the Summer Sessions Registration Form for SCIP/eSCIP starting February 15, 2022. Once your registration form is submitted, you will be directed to the Access Registration page. Select “File Uploads” to upload your required documents.
  2. Allow up to two weeks for your application to be reviewed. An email will be sent to you with an admission decision.
  3. If admitted to the program, follow the steps in your acceptance email to make the required payment, complete the waiver and participant agreement, and reserve your space in the program.
  4. Look for the confirmation email containing your nine-digit UCLA University Identification Number (UID) and follow the directions to create a UCLA Logon.
  5. Enroll in up to two appropriate courses on MyUCLA as instructed and pay any and all remaining balances on MyUCLA.

See Course Restrictions, Impacted Courses, Wait Lists under Enrollment and Registration – Courses as they apply to courses students enroll as part of their SCIP/eSCIP participation.

SCIP/eSCIP may offer a wait list. Being on a wait list does not guarantee enrollment in SCIP/eSCIP, but can improve a student’s chance of enrollment. You may add yourself to the wait list, if available.

Students who are wait-listed for SCIP/eSCIP are notified via email when a space becomes available and will be given 24 hours from the email sent time to make the required payment for enrollment. Once the 24-hour window expires, the space will be no longer available to the student, and the student will be removed from the wait list. Students may sign up again for the wait list and will be placed in the last space.

Applicants who are not ready to upload required documents or admitted students who wish to proceed to payment of the non-refundable registration fee can access their existing registration to complete the remaining steps.

  1. Locate your five-digit registration number that was emailed to you.
  2. Access yourSCIP/eSCIP Registration (add link), fill out the required fields, and“Submit.”

To drop a course as part of SCIP/eSCIP,

  1. Log in toMyUCLA, select “Classes,” then “Drop a Class” and proceed with course cancellation; or
  2. Submit a Student Update Form to SCIP@summer.ucla.edu, if dropping on MyUCLA is not available.

To cancel enrollment in SCIP/eSCIP,

  1. Access the existing registration(link) using your five-digit registration number; and
  2. Confirm the drop on the student portal.

Payment & Refunds

This section contains information on UCLA Summer Sessions policies and procedures related to payment and refund for Summer Courses, Online Courses, Summer Intensives, Summer Institutes, SCIP, and eSCIP.

Attendance at UCLA Summer Sessions is limited to duly enrolled students. No auditing is allowed during the summer except for the UCLA Senior Scholars members as stipulated in the program.

Late registration may not be used to justify inadequate performance in a course.

If attendance is an academic requirement established by the instructor or stipulated in the participant agreement, students may be dropped because of excessive absences.

International students attending UCLA Summer Sessions on a F-1 visa must complete mandatory orientation and check-in requirements prior to attendance and maintain full-time enrollment. Failure to comply with F-1 regulations may result in the termination of F-1 status and loss of future eligibility to enter the U.S.

Fees must be paid prior to attending any course and program. In the event of late enrollment, fees are due immediately. Failure to pay by the deadline may result in any combination of the following: enrollment cancellations, placement of holds on student records, delinquent fee assessment, and collection activities.

Note for Visiting Students: Please allow up to 24 hours for your payment of the registration fee to be reflected on your BruinBill.

Once your enrollment is complete, proceed to payment. Whenever you make any changes to your enrollment, such as adding, dropping, or switching a course, be sure to check your BruinBill to verify changes to your balance.

You are not relieved of financial responsibility if you fail to attend classes, reverse your credit card charges, stop payment on your registration check, or if the bank does not honor your check or credit card payment.

Credit Card or E-Check

Accepted forms of online payment are VISA, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX, or electronic check (e-check).

  1. Sign in to MyUCLA
  2. On the main menu, select “Finances and Jobs,” then “BruinBill”
  3. Continue to BruinBill
  4. Once on the BruinBill page, select “Make a Payment” at the top

Foreign Currency Payment

  1. Sign in to MyUCLA
  2. On the main menu, select “Finances and Jobs,” then “BruinBill”
  3. Continue to BruinBill
  4. Once on the BruinBill page, select “May a Payment” at the top and select “Pay with Foreign Currency”

Travelex payments allow you to lock into an exchange rate with your bank. If your currency is not listed, you may request that your bank make the transfer in US dollars. Please note that in the event of refund, payments made using the foreign currency method will result in significant delays in receiving your refund.

Cash, Check, or Money Order

Payment in person: Payment Solutions and Compliance, 1125 Murphy Hall, UCLA

Payment via Mail: Make payable to “UC Regents” and include both your nine-digit University Identification (UID) number and the summer term (Summer 2022) on the memo line to the following address:

UCLA Payment Solutions and Compliance Office

Box 957089, 1125 Murphy Hall

405 Hilgard Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90095-7089

Students may drop their enrolled courses and programs prior to completing the final requirements for the course/program (e.g., the final exam or paper). Once the final requirements are completed, however, no course may be dropped or removed from the student’s record.

Enrollment may be canceled by the University due to reasons including, but not limited to, payment delinquency or changes to courses and programs.

Refund Policy

In the event of enrollment cancellation, the University is not responsible for any consequential loss or expenses incurred as a result. Certain fees are refundable only if students formally cancel their enrollment by the refund deadline according to the applicable enrollment cancellation procedures, or if enrollment is canceled by the University.

The following fees are refundable in the event of:

  • Enrollment Cancellation: course unit fees, program fees, and Summer Institute or SCIP residential plan fees that are applicable
  • Withdrawal (i.e., dropping ALL courses and programs): referenda fees, service fee, IEI fee, document fee, iStart fee, summer health insurance, BruinCare, course unit fees, program fees, and Summer Institute or SCIP residential plan fee that are applicable

The registration fee for non-UCLA students and the processing fee for UCLA students are non-refundable regardless of the time of withdrawal. Students are financially held liable for all fees associated with their enrollment activities after the refund deadline, i.e., fees for the canceled or added enrollment after the refund deadline.

UCLA students who have been awarded financial aid for summer enrollment will be subject to financial aid billing if switching sessions and/or taking fewer units than indicated on their summer financial aid application.

Students with unavoidable, extenuating circumstances may petition for a refund exception for a formally dropped course or program by providing a written statement with supporting documentation. Please email petition@summer.ucla.edu to request a refund petition form. Submission of a petition does not guarantee that a refund will be granted.

Students who are entitled to a cash refund from the UCLA Summer Sessions Office may receive the refund in one of the following three ways within 1-3 weeks.

  • Credit Card: Payments made with a credit card will be returned back to the credit card that made the original payment*.
  • BruinDirect: BruinDirect is a free and fast way for students to receive refunds directly to a U.S. checking or savings account. If making payment using a U.S. checking or saving account, students are strongly encouraged to sign up for BruinDirect on BruinBill.
  • Check Refund: For payment made using a method other than credit card, the refund will be issued as a paper check and mailed to the mailing address on file unless the student is signed up for BruinDirect.

*Refunds cannot be sent to a credit card that is different from the card used for original payment. Please reach out to UCLA Student Accounts for more details.

University Credit, Grades,
& Transcripts

Academic work at UCLA is measured by units of credit, which are used to evaluate the amount of time a student has devoted to a particular subject. Units of credit vary by course. This section contains information on UCLA credit and transcripts.

Undergraduate Course Numbers

Undergraduate courses are classified as lower-division and upper-division.

Lower-division courses (numbered 1–99) are often surveys of and preliminary introductions to the subject field and are designed primarily for freshmen and sophomores.

Upper-division courses (numbered 100–199) are designed primarily for students who have completed at least two years of college courses.

Graduate Course Numbers

Graduate courses are numbered 200-599. In general, graduate courses are not open to non-UCLA students.

Optional Grading Basis

Courses with an optional grading basis allow students to choose either a Letter grade or a Passed/Not Passed (P/NP) grade (for undergraduates/high school students) or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grade (for graduates/students with a bachelor’s degree).

In MyUCLA and the Schedule of Classes, the grade type for classes with optional grading is displayed as SO (Student Option) on the class information page. If no action to change the grading basis is taken, students will be assigned a letter grade by default.

Mandatory Grading Basis

Courses with a mandatory, non-optional grading basis (e.g., Letter Grade only, P/NP or S/U only) are designated LG, PN, or SU on the class information page in MyUCLA and the Schedule of Classes. Students can change the grading basis of optional grading basis courses by the applicable grading basis change deadline as follows:

  • Summer Courses, Online Courses, and Summer Intensives: Log in to MyUCLA and select “Change Grade Type” or submit a Student Update Form to info@summer.ucla.edu, if MyUCLA is not accessible.
  • Summer College Immersion Program: Log in to MyUCLA and select “Change Grade Type” or submit a Student Update Form to scip@summer.ucla.edu, if MyUCLA is not accessible.
  • Pre-College and College/Professional Summer Institutes: Request a change via email at info@summer.ucla.edu.

Students should consult with an academic adviser before taking courses on the P/NP or S/U basis to verify whether P/NP or S/U will count toward the requirement they wish to satisfy.

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. All grades except DR, I, and IP are final when filed by the instructor.

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

For grading purposes, non-UC students without a bachelor’s degree are considered undergraduate and non-UC students with a bachelor’s degree graduate.

Grades A, B, C, and D may be modified by a plus (+) or minus (-) suffix.

Undergraduate Grades

  • A: Superior
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Fail
  • P: Passed (achievement at grade C level or better)
  • NP: Not Passed

Graduate Grades

  • A: Superior
  • B: Satisfactory
  • C: Passed the Course
  • F: Fail
  • S: Satisfactory (achievement at grade B level or better)
  • U: Unsatisfactory
  • IP: In Progress

Incomplete Grades

An instructor may assign the Incomplete (I) grade when work is of passing quality but is incomplete for a good cause (such as due to illness or other serious condition). Once an I grade is assigned; it remains on the transcript along with the passing grade a student may later receive for the course. It is the student’s responsibility to discuss with the instructor the possibility of receiving an Incomplete. Unless the work is completed by the deadline, the I grade lapses to an F, NP, or U as appropriate.

Deferred Report

The DR (Deferred Report) grade is given when an instructor’s final grade report is not submitted or when the instructor believes the student’s work to be complete but cannot assign a grade because of disciplinary proceedings or other problems.

The final examination is typically given during the last scheduled class meeting time. When a final examination is required, there may be no individual exemptions. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure final examination times do not conflict.

Students with a documented disability who require accommodations should request accommodations as soon as possible. See Accessible Education under Additional Support and Services below.

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 in the event that administering the test or examination at an alternate time would impose an undue hardship which could not reasonably be avoided.

  • 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. In general, the student should request an alternate examination date from the instructor during the first two weeks of instruction or as soon as possible after a specific examination date is announced by the instructor.
  • A student unable to reach a satisfactory arrangement with the instructor should contact the Ombuds Office, or the Office of the Dean of Students, or the Office of Summer Sessions if a non-UCLA student, for assistance.

Transcripts

A 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. The accomplishment of the UCLA coursework of any non-UC student enrolled in UCLA Summer Sessions is recorded on a formal UCLA transcript in the same way as a UCLA student. Current or newly admitted visiting UC students do not need to order a transcript from UCLA. Grades will appear on their home UC campus’s transcript by mid-November.

Grades appear on the transcript immediately after grades are submitted by the course instructor ten days after the final or last day of instruction for all other students including newly admitted UCLA students and non-UC students.

Unless special services are required, ordering a transcript can be done online through MyUCLA (“Grades and Transcripts” under the “Classes” tab). Students who require an expedited or special delivery transcript must submit a Transcript Request Form (PDF).

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

Transferring Credit

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).

While UCLA coursework is generally accepted for transfer credit, all decisions on transferability rest with the visiting student’s home institution.

Students should consult with or get advance approval from their home institution prior to registration in UCLA Summer Sessions.

Additional Support & Services

This section contains information on additional support and services related to enrollment in UCLA Summer Sessions.

The UCLA Center for Accessible Education (CAE) facilitates academic accommodations for enrolled students with documented permanent and temporary disabilities. Accommodations are designed to promote successful engagement in the UCLA academic experience.

Timely disclosure of information regarding disabilities and requests to be accommodated for the disabilities will allow UCLA to ascertain the reasonableness of such requests.

How to Request Accommodations

  • Summer Courses, Online Courses, Summer Intensives, and College/Professional Summer Institutes: Students are strongly encouraged to complete CAE’s intake form immediately after enrollment.
  • SCIP and Precollege Summer Institutes: Students may complete and email the Accommodation Request Form to confidential@summer.ucla.edu, along with supporting documents, by May 15 or upon enrollment if enrolling after May 15.

Students who applied for veteran’s education benefits and have received a Certificate of Eligibility letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs should have their enrollment certified by a UCLA certifying official.

For assistance with certification, contact the UCLA certifying official at vabenefit@registrar.ucla.edu or through the MyUCLA Message Center (Veterans Benefits topic).

Students are encouraged to consult academic advisors with regard to degree and graduation requirements or transferability of credit prior to finalizing enrollment decisions.

UCLA Students

UCLA students can schedule an appointment with their home College or School advising offices or departmental advisors.

Non-UCLA Students

Students should discuss questions regarding the transferability of credit and academic progress with an advisor at their home institution. Students are welcome to contact UCLA Summer Sessions at info@summer.ucla.edu for advice on what to expect at UCLA this summer or how to navigate UCLA campus resources.