Join the tens of thousands of students who have reported that UCLA Summer Sessions is an invigorating and unforgettable experience academically, culturally, and socially. You will have an experience that will challenge and inspire you. More than 1,000 course to choose from each summer and enjoy the opportunity to study in a welcoming environment that appreciates diversity and global perspectives.
Established in 1919, UCLA has evolved into a world-renowned research center, as well as one of the world’s most ethnically and culturally diverse university communities. This diversity, combined with UCLA’s remarkable educational resources, reputation for academic distinction, athletic excellence, spirited student body, and superb location, create an ideal setting for our pre-college enrichment program. Located on a beautiful 411-acre campus, in a residential area of suburban Los Angeles, UCLA is one of the world’s best known and well respected universities. The largest of the nine University of California campuses, UCLA is internationally recognized for its innovative curricula, commitment to community service, and excellence in undergraduate teaching. UCLA offers excellent facilities: a six million-volume library, numerous cultural centers and museums, one of the nation’s finest health care complexes, and some of the world’s finest athletic facilities — many built for the Los Angeles Olympic games.
UCLA College Credit Classes are offered with each class you enroll in UCLA Summer Sessions. Students earn 3-5 UCLA college credits for each course taken. Students attend regular UCLA classes with UCLA college students, taught by UCLA professors and distinguished visiting faculty. UCLA college credits are transferable to most colleges and universities nationwide. Class size varies from large lecture based classes (with smaller discussion sections) to small seminar classes. Most classes have homework, papers, midterms and/or finals. College credit courses are graded on the traditional college letter system of A,B,C,D, and F. The P/NP (Passing/No Pass) grading is also available.
Students will earn UCLA credits that are transferable. Official transcripts are available upon request from UCLA for future use.
Courses are taught by the world renown UCLA faculty including University professors and staff, graduate teaching assistants, and top secondary school teachers.
These once weekly workshops focus on contemporary issues and skills that are the keys to a productive college career. Designed to help students bridge the gap between, workshops feature interactive discussions with peers and professionals about college admissions, decision making, tolerance, stress management, harassment, substance abuse, eating disorders, AIDS awareness, and more.
Students will have a choice of living on campus in a residence hall or residential suite or off campus in University Apartments.
Living on campus at UCLA has many advantages for Summer Sessions students. The University provides comfortably furnished residence halls and residential suites within easy walking distance of classrooms, libraries, swimming pools and recreational facilities. Housing is available for three-, six-, eight-, ten- and twelve-week periods. Most students find that living on campus is a convenient and enjoyable option for the Summer Sessions. Please see the Related Information links on the right for articles regarding accommodations, the assignment process, and arrival and move out information.
Student Apartments is available to Summer Sessions students who prefer the independence of living off campus. Apartments are located within walking distance of campus.
Around the Campus, Around the Town The UCLA campus is adjacent to Westwood Village, one of America’s best college towns. The village of 30,000 boasts 50 restaurants, ice-cream and yogurt cafes galore, and lots of movie theatres. Westwood has essentially replaced Hollywood for prominent movie openings and celebrity sightings. In addition, the entertainment capital of the world is at our doorstep, with the best in concerts, theater, museums, theme parks, and television and movie studios. UCLA is also close to a myriad of outdoor pursuits including America’s greatest beaches, Santa Monica Mountains, and the best in boogie-boarding and surfing.
Check out some photos from past years
Fun in the sun Weekends Beach Bus to Santa Monica, Manhattan and Huntington beaches. Surf’s up!
Visit the amazing Getty Museum over the mountain top, oversee the entire Los Angeles and have dinner at an exclusive Summer Sunset Concert from World renown performers and bands.
Hike with us to the top of the Hollywood sign and Observe the wonders at the newly renovated LA Griffith Observatory
Disneyland or Six Flags Magic Mountain Unlimited rides and fun at two of the world’s best theme parks. Enjoy roller-coasters, thrill rides, kiddie rides, and food of all nations.
Universal Studios/Universal City Walk Still the world’s largest television and movie studio. Thrill to Jurassic Park - “The Ride”. Also enjoy City Walk with dozens of exciting shops , restaurants, clubs, movie theaters, attractions and more.
Sunset Bonfire & S’mores Pacific Ocean beach party as we toast marshmallows, make s’mores and watch our final sunset, California style.