An online introduction to academic life at UCLA, the nation’s #1 public university.
Gain the skills to succeed as a university undergraduate while earning college credit
The UCLA Summer College Immersion Program (SCIP) offers exceptional high school students the opportunity to experience a comprehensive introduction to college life while studying alongside UCLA undergraduates. The fully virtual version of this program, eSCIP, is being offered to students from all over the world as an opportunity to access the best of UCLA from the comfort of their homes.
Designed to emulate the undergraduate experience, eSCIP provides students access to a broad range of UCLA’s academic expertise and resources through lectures, workshops, and seminars, as well as UCLA coursework. eSCIP’s co-curricular components are specifically curated to empower students to gain balance and thrive as they embark on their college journey.
Successful participants will earn college credit, a certificate of completion, and the skills to successfully manage college applications, academics, and university life.
Please visit the eSCIP Bruin Guide for more information.
The Application Deadline of May 1 (5pm PDT) has passed.
We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2023.
Please view the Summer College Immersion Program Bruin Guide for more information.
eSCIP students may choose 1 or 2 Approved eSCIP Courses that are online and do NOT conflict with the program’s mandatory co-curricularss from 3:30-4:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (live streamed via Zoom)
If accepted to the program, students will receive more information on the course enrollment process.
eSCIP co-curriculars will help participants gain knowledge and skills that are necessary to navigate college admission and academic life. Students will be expected to join the mandatory, live-streamed presentations on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30-4:30pm (PST) via Zoom (link provided during summer).
Hear directly from representatives from UCLA Undergraduate Admission and get answers to your questions on everything revolving around the UC Application. In addition to the student workshop, UCLA Admissions will offer an exclusive parent workshop, led by Gary Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admission at UCLA.
As a world-class research institution, UCLA provides students with the opportunity to develop practical research skills and conduct their own research beginning at the undergraduate level. This workshop, led by UCLA’s Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Research, Dr. Tama Hasson, will introduce you to techniques for successful collegiate research.
Learn helpful tips to navigate and maximize your college experience in this insightful workshop presented by a UCLA Summer Sessions staff member and recent UC graduate. Topics will include choosing a major, succeeding in your studies, and getting involved in campus life and some of the 1,000+ campus life and organizations UCLA offers.
What do you hope to achieve during your summer at UCLA? Learn how to make the most of your time at UCLA by applying that plan to your own undergraduate journey. UCLA’s College Academic Counseling advisors will give exclusive academic advice on how to get the most out of your time on campus.
eSCIP seminars are intended to build and foster leadership and resilience that are critical for student success.
Developing leadership skills is important to anyone who wants a successful career, but those skills are essential to getting the most out of college and high school as well.
The Basics of Mindfulness for Self-Care and Stress Management.
In a seminar presented by staff of the UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, you will examine the science of mindfulness for mental and physical health, including reduced stress, improved attention, and greater mind-body awareness.
Community Engagement and Cohort Building Activities
eSCIP community engagement and cohort building activities provide students opportunities to become more deeply involved in the UCLA community while creating lifelong bonds with their eSCIP cohort. Cohort activities will support your success and help you make new friends from around the world.
Bruins uphold the five True Bruin Values at UCLA and onward: Responsibility, Accountability, Integrity, Service, and Excellence. eSCIP students will have the chance to embody the True Bruin Value of Service and give back to the UCLA community by participating in a volunteer project in collaboration with the UCLA Volunteer Center.
eSCIP students come from many different backgrounds and locations all around the world. Throughout the six-week session, students can connect with other participants who share similar passions and interests through a series of activities designed to foster a meaningful cohort experience. In addition to the program orientation and closing ceremony, students will have the opportunity to participate in study groups, team presentations, breakout sessions, and more.
eSCIP lecture series includes curated lectures by UCLA’s renowned faculty and experts to introduce students to a variety of exciting topics in the sciences and humanities beyond their enrolled courses.
eSCIP lecture series speakers are updated yearly, and past speakers have included:
Dr. Todd Presner
Author, Chair of UCLA Digital Humanities Program, Associate Dean of Digital Innovation in the Division of Humanities at UCLA, Professor of Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature at UCLA
Dr. Jessica O’Connell
Chief of Vascular Surgery Service at the Los Angeles VA Hospital, Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Dr. Christopher Walthers
Former UCLA Project Scientist; Scientist at Orca Bio, a biotechnology company focusing on creating cell products for leukemia patients.
Attendance and Expectations
Students are expected to attend all required co-curricular components at the designated times from 3:30-5:00pm (PDT) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Co-curriculars will be live streamed from campus and we highly encourage you to attend synchronously at the live time.
If you are in a different time zone or cannot attend at the specified time, there will be a recording available, however, this program is meant to be experienced in a cohort-based setting and active participation is a significant part of SCIP which will only enhance what you get out of this unique experience.
As a mature high school student, you should plan to attend on time and stay for the entirety of the co-curricular out of respect for the speaker and for your benefit.
We highly encourage eSCIP students to attend all co-curriculars, however, we understand that events arise that may not allow you to attend every co-curricular. Such events may include an emergency, illness, appointment, etc.
Students are allowed up to two excused absences. If you need to miss a co-curricular, you must submit an absence request form so we have a record of your attendance. Missing more than two co-curriculars may result in dismissal from the program.
eSCIP is the virtual format of the Summer College Immersion Program. The Summer College Immersion Program is a rigorous, six-week long academic experience designed for exceptionally high-achieving high school students about to begin their junior or senior years. The program gives students the opportunity to earn UC college credit by participating in UCLA courses during the summer with UCLA and other visiting undergraduate students. Beyond attending academic courses of their choosing, students will have access to various academic resources and other services to support their success at UCLA and in their future academic careers. eSCIP students will also have the opportunity to create new friendships with like-minded students from around the world.
eSCIP is a program whose focus is providing students with a concentrated college experience that lasts the duration of a regular summer session term at UCLA. Students are able to select from a list of UCLA online courses and will attend these courses alongside UCLA and visiting undergraduate students for an online college class experience. Unlike academic courses, however, eSCIP students will have exclusive access to co-curricular components designed to support students’ college academic readiness, resilience and wellness, and ability to successfully navigate college life.
Both eSCIP and SCIP are Summer College Immersion Programs. Students in both eSCIP and SCIP will receive the UCLA class experience, UC college credit, and access to exclusive co-curricular programming designed to emulate the undergraduate experience. While SCIP takes place on the UCLA campus with in-person courses, live co-curricular activities, and the opportunity to live in the UCLA residence halls, eSCIP is a 100% virtual program. Students who are not able to travel to Los Angeles or with commitments such as summer jobs, sports practices, or vacations should look to eSCIP for a more flexible program with the same benefits as SCIP.
eSCIP is intended for students who have completed two years of high school with highly competitive academic credentials. Students that will have graduated from high school by the time the program begins are not eligible. We invite students from all around the world to apply.
Enrollment in eSCIP does not have any bearing on future admission to UCLA or any other University of California campus. With that being said, participating in a college-level program such as eSCIP will prepare students for success in their future academic careers at any leading college or university around the world and may strengthen their college applications.
Once you have submitted your eSCIP registration form, available starting February 15, 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.
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 is filled out correctly and proper documents are being uploaded. The Summer Sessions Office will not contact students about errors on their application.
Admissions will be on a rolling basis, during which time decisions will be emailed within two weeks after an application is submitted.
Yes. In lieu of an official transcript, homeschooled students must submit two letters of recommendation/character references from non-relatives who can attest in detail as to their academic ability and potential for success in a college-level academic program.
Standardized test scores are not a part of the eSCIP admissions requirements, with the exception of proof of English Proficiency if you are an international student whose high school is not primarily taught in English (see Application Requirements).
Please follow the steps in your acceptance email which includes the following steps:
- Access your registration with the 5-digit registration number in your application confirmation email
- Select Pay Now on the left hand side
- Have your parent/guardian complete the Participant Agreement/Waiver
- Submit payment of the non-refundable $350 registration fee
Students outside the UC system should verify their school’s credit-granting process. Transfer of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
Students who apply to a University of California (UC) school should provide information on their participation in UCLA Summer Sessions during application.
No, but the courses you take will generate an official UCLA transcript. In rare cases, a high school will accept a course to fulfill a high school requirement. Check with your high school counselor about this possibility.
Yes, students will be responsible for preparing for all required materials for their enrolled courses. Check the class textbook information of each enrolled course. Students are encouraged to plan for classroom materials such as notebooks, pens, etc. that they would use for any other class.
All eSCIP students must take 1-2 courses that are offered online during Summer Session A.
eSCIP students are required to be enrolled in at least 1 course for the duration of the six-week program.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the course you are interested in early on for our consideration. Please note that exceptions from the list of approved courses are not guaranteed and a petition process may be required.
Yes, every course will require homework and/or study time outside of class.
Missing any portion of the program past the two excused co-curricular absences will put you at a great disadvantage.
Please make sure not to schedule commitments or vacations that will interfere with your ability to participate in your course and eSCIP programming. If you have questions about missing any part of eSCIP, please email us at email@example.com.
Please let your instructor or teaching assistant (TA) know that you are having difficulty with the material and they will be able to help you. Every instructor and TA is required to have at least one office hour every week. Utilize office hours to get the questions you have answered.
If you need to drop the course, be sure to follow all deadlines and procedures for doing so. Important: The deadlines to drop a course and the refund deadlines may not be the same.
Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
Let the instructor know well in advance and they will determine if other arrangements can be made. Please note that the instructor is not required to schedule an alternate exam time to accommodate your needs*.
A course may not be dropped or removed from your record if you take the final exam.
*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 in the event that administering the test or examination at an alternate time would impose an undue hardship which could not reasonably be avoided.