I am a US Student

Who is a U.S. Student?

UCLA is home to world-class academic and research programs, and its resources include extensive libraries, athletic facilities, and cultural events.

Working professionals, as well as students attending a university or community college, can participate in UCLA Summer Sessions in two ways:

  • Individual UCLA Academic Courses; or
  • Specialized Summer Institutes

If you can answer yes to any of the questions below, you are considered a U.S. 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.

If you do need a visa to study at UCLA during the summer as a visiting international student, please click here.



Academic Courses

Please visit our Academic Courses: U.S. Students page for more information on the following:

  • Enrollment and registration
  • Fees and payment
  • Relevant University and Summer Sessions policies
  • and more!

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 online courses, you will have an enriching summer, even if you can't travel to UCLA.

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.


2018 Session Schedule for Academic Courses
Session A 6 weeks June 25, 2018 August 3, 2018
Session A 8 weeks June 25, 2018 August 17, 2018
Session A 9 weeks June 25, 2018 August 24, 2018
Session A 10 weeks June 25, 2018 August 31, 2018
Session C 6 weeks August 6, 2018 September 14, 2018

2018 Schedule of Classes

More information on Academic Courses for visiting UC students

Registration no longer available for Summer 2018

Online Courses

UCLA Online Courses offer you the opportunity to earn credit anytime, anywhere. UCLA online academic courses carry the same unit value and UCLA degree credit as on-campus courses, and transcripts do not indicate the course was online.

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.

To view a full list of online courses offered during the summer, please click here.

If you enroll in online courses only, the registration 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.

More information on online courses for visiting US students

Registration no longer available for Summer 2018

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.

Listed below are the 2018 Summer Institutes open to visiting U.S. students: