During the summer months, visiting high school students have multiple summer experiences to select from here at UCLA:

  • Summer College Immersion Program
  • Summer Courses
  • Precollege Summer Institutes
  • College/Professional Summer Institutes

If you can answer yes to any of the questions below, you are considered a U.S. high school student for our registration purposes:

  • Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, i.e., a Green Card holder?
  • Are you an international student currently studying in the US and returning to the same school after the summer?

If you currently hold an F-1 visa and I-20 at another U.S. school AND plan to continue your studies at that school, you won't need to obtain an additional F-1 visa to attend UCLA Summer Sessions. There are no unit requirements and you won't be required to complete the I-20 request form or upload any documents.

NOTE: Precollege Summer Institutes are not F-1 visa eligible.Please be sure to consult your local US embassy/consulate for visa options prior to registering as an I-20 form may not be issued for these programs. Academic courses, however, are F-1 eligible.


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


Summer College Immersion Program - Online

The UCLA Summer College Immersion Program - Online (eSCIP) is designed for exceptionally high-achieving high school students to provide a real-world introduction to academic life at UCLA, one of the world's greatest research universities. SCIP students will enroll in 1-2 UCLA summer courses while also participating in lectures, seminars, and popular workshops such as Undergraduate Admissions.

SCIP is highly competitive and applicants will be required to meet specific academic thresholds.

Learn more about eSCIP

SCIP Registration Form


Summer Courses

Summer Sessions is a unique opportunity to advance your academic career. During the summer, many courses that make up UCLA's regular curriculum are offered in four sessions, Session A, B, C, and D . With over 100 courses to choose from, inlcuding online option, you can have an unforgettable summer here at UCLA.

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

Please find below helpful links to get started with academic courses this summer:

High School Pre-Approved Course List

Learn more about Summer Courses

Summer Course Registration Form



Scholarship Opportunities for California High School Students

Qualified students attending grades 8th – 11th in Spring 2021 in the state of California are eligible for Summer Scholars Support, a need- and merit-based scholarship offered by the UCLA Summer Sessions Office. A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available to support enrollment in SCIP, summer courses, or a Precollege Summer Institute. Learn more about Summer Scholars Support.

UCLA Summer Sessions 2021 will be remote. Learn More.