Why be a summer bruin?


4 OUT OF 5 UCLA students will become a Summer Bruin at some point during their undergraduate career in order to graduate on-time or early, pursue a minor or other interests outside their major, save money, and many other reasons. During the summer months, current UCLA students have multiple summer experiences to select from:

  • Summer Courses
    • Academic Courses
    • Online Courses
    • Summer Intensive Studies
  • College/Professional Summer Institutes


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


Summer Courses

During the summer, many courses that make up UCLA's regular curriculum are offered in four sessions, Session A, B, C, and D . Choose from over 600+ courses in 130 majors at UCLA this summer for 3-10 weeks, including GE, Writing II, and major or minor courses.

There are three different types of summer courses:

  • Academic Courses: 6-10 week courses offered in Session A and Session C
  • Online Courses: 6-10 week courses designed specifically for an online experience offered in Session A and Session C
  • Summer Intensive Studies (SIS): 3-week intensive courses offered in Session A, B, C, and D

Please find below helpful links to get started with Summer Courses this year:

Academic and Online Course Information for UCLA Students

Summer Intensive Studies Information

2021 Schedule of Classes

Summer Staples - Courses Offered Every Summer

Summer Course Enrollment for UCLA Students

2021 Session Schedule for Academic Courses
Session A 3 weeks June 21, 2021 July 9, 2021
Session A 6 weeks June 21, 2021 July 30, 2021
Session A 8 weeks June 21, 2021 August 13, 2021
Session A 9 weeks June 21, 2021 August 20, 2021
Session A 10 weeks June 21, 2021 August 27, 2021
Session B 3 weeks July 12, 2021 July 30, 2021
Session C 3 weeks August 2, 2021 August 20, 2021
Session C 6 weeks August 2, 2021 September 10, 2021
Session D 3 weeks August 23, 2021 September 10, 2021

Summer Institutes

Summer Institutes offer the breadth and depth of UCLA's academic rigor in an intensive, holistic format that allows you to share a unique learning experience.

2021 College Professional Summer Institutes (Tentative):

Summer Institutes Registration Form





UCLA Summer Sessions 2021 will be remote. Learn More.