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 three different summer experiences to select from: academic courses, online courses, or College/Professional Summer Institutes.

Academic Courses

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 1000 courses to choose from including GE, Writing II, and major or minor courses, you can have a successful and productive summer no matter where you are headed.

The list of summer 2019 academic course offerings will be available for view on the Schedule of Classes starting January 14, 2019. In the meantime, please find below helpful links to get started with academic courses this summer:

Academic Course Information for UCLA Students

Summer Staples

Enrollment begins February 1, 2019. Join the Interest List for more information!

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.


2019 Session Schedule for Academic Courses
Session A 6 weeks June 24, 2019 August 2, 2019
Session A 8 weeks June 24, 2019 August 16, 2019
Session A 9 weeks June 24, 2019 August 23, 2019
Session A 10 weeks June 24, 2019 August 30, 2019
Session C 6 weeks August 5, 2019 September 13, 2019

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.

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.

Whether you will be moving back home during the summer or working full time with inflexible hours, online courses provide an alternative solution to your academic needs.

View a full list of summer online courses starting January 14, 2019.

Online Course Information

Enrollment begins February 1, 2019. Join the Interest List for more information!

College/Professional 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.

A full list of 2019 Summer Institute programs will be available for view in January 2019. Listed below are the 2018 Summer Institutes, some of which may be offered again this upcoming summer:

Registration opens February 15, 2019. Join the Interest List for more information!