Don’t wait for fall. UCLA Summer Sessions allows you to start making progress toward your degree right away. Incoming UCLA freshmen and transfers have hundreds of courses to choose from that can satisfy GE and other degree requirements.
Begin Your UCLA Journey in a Supportive Environment
UCLA’s summer programs specifically designed for incoming students offer smaller class sizes and individualized attention from counselors and peer learning facilitators, preparing you for a smooth transition to university life. When fall starts, you will find yourself more than ready to hit the ground running from day 1.
Get Acquainted with Your Future Home
Our sunny Westwood campus is yours to explore in the quieter summer months. Find the best study spots, scope out coffee and dining options, and try out UCLA’s recreational amenities and sport facilities. By the time the rest of your classmates arrive in fall, UCLA will already feel like home.
Make Lasting Connections
Begin building the network of friends and mentors that will guide and support you throughout your time at UCLA. Summer Sessions is your time to meet new friends, seek out faculty you’d like to work with, and start building relationships with staff who will help you succeed and achieve your goals.
Incoming students have several ways to get a head start at UCLA.
The College Summer Institute (CSI) is specifically designed for incoming freshmen seeking head-start advantages. You will participate in the program with fellow incoming students that have similar objectives, creating life-long friendships and networks while taking courses that satisfy degree requirements. You will complete a minimum of two courses offered with a smaller instructor-to-student ratio, providing more opportunities to interact with UCLA faculty than during the regular academic year. UCLA’s popular University Studies 10 is offered at no additional cost to CSI participants to help with a smooth transition to UCLA.
The Freshman Summer Program (FSP) is a rigorous, seven-week program designed for freshmen who are Academic Advancement Program (AAP) students. AAP serves members of the UCLA population who may be first-generation students, underrepresented minorities, and/or students from financially under-resourced high schools. You will enroll in three university courses that meet UCLA’s graduation requirements and receive close personal attention from professors, teaching assistants, counselors, and peer counselors. In addition, peer learning facilitators that are current UCLA students will work closely with you in small groups or in one-on-one individual meetings to ensure your successful participation.
The Transfer Summer Program is a a rigorous seven-week program designed for transfers who are Academic Advancement Program (AAP) students. While participating in TSP, you will gain even more confidence in your intellectual abilities before experiencing the pressures of your first full quarter of university academic work. You will become familiar with the whole range of campus programs, services, and resources available to you and have the opportunity to engage with fellow TSP students of diverse backgrounds.