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Summer 2019
*Registration forms must arrive at UCEAP a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the beginning of session of enrollment to insure that visa documents can be generated in time for students’ departure
Schedule of classes becomes available on-line Mid-January
Registration period begins* February 15
Session A (6-week) June 24 - August 2
Session C (6-week) August 5 - September 13
Transcripts are sent to the students’ home university as they become available Mid-September

Eligibility and English Language Proficiency

Students must be selected and nominated by their home university.

Students must be able to speak and write English at the university-level and should be comfortable studying in an cooperative learning environment. Participation may represent a significant portion of the course grade.

For students who plan to take courses in English and whose home university language of instruction is not English, see the English language proficiency requirements.

A limited number of English as a second language courses are offered by UC summer sessions. There is no minimum score recommendation or requirement for English as a second language courses. Placement exam will be administered.  See also introductory communications major coursework specifically paced and adapted to international students. 

Course Selection and Courses Load

It is particularly important that advisors and students be attentive to any course prerequisites or special enrollment instructions (i.e.: "Math 5 required”, “consent of instructor required" or "by audition only") given in the catalog course descriptions.

Many summer classes list prerequisites in their course descriptions. Students are responsible for verifying they meet the requirements for the class. Students should assess their background in light of the listed prerequisite. When in doubt, contact the department or the instructor for advice, or request an exception to the listed prerequisite at the first class meeting.

Students should have another course in mind as a backup if permission for an exception is not granted.

The compressed time frame of the summer sessions in comparison to the regular academic term makes it necessary for students to devote a much greater percentage of time than usual to study. Students generally enroll in two classes depending on the number of units assigned each class. Most courses are 4 or 5 units each.

Full-time enrollment in a minimum of 8 units is required for issue of the I-20 certificate of eligibility of F-1 student visa application. 

Grades and Transcripts

Grades will be recorded on an official UC transcript as during the academic year. EAP Reciprocity students are not enrolled in degree programs and will receive no credit toward a UC degree.

Grading options-Summer sessions students receive grades for all coursework (except in cases where the pass/not pass option has been requested).

Please be aware of your home institution's grading requirements before you indicate the "grading option" on your application. Most universities require that their students take courses for a letter grade (A,B, C etc.) and do not accept Passed/Not Passed (P/NP) or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/US) grades.

Grading option changes must be made in advance of the "Change Grading Option" deadline.

Enrollment - It is very important to complete official “add” procedures and "drop" or cancellation procedures for any courses that they decide not to attend. If a student does not attend a course it will later appear as the UC transcript as an "F" grade. When an "I" (incomplete) appears on the transcript the student has asked the instructor for additional time to complete work required for the course. Incomplete work must be completed before the end of the following academic term or the "I" will become a grade of "F".

Health Services and Insurance

U.S. medical care is expensive and enrollment in the UCLA insurance plan is required. Students are responsibility of the payment of insurance plan costs.

All students are advised to arrange for adequate travel insurance to cover transit to and from the home country to the U.S. and travel prior to or after the summer sessions program.

Visa Information

In order to obtain an F1 visa, students must apply through a U.S. consulate or embassy. Contact the nearest consulate for information about visa application.

Documentation of access to $4,650 USD (to be confirmed) for each six week session is required. This amount does not include the cost of travel. The living expense estimate is for the purpose of I-20 certificate of eligibility issue only.  The actual cost of living will vary depending on each individual's lifestyle.

In order to receive an I-20, you must complete the online I-20 request form. 

  1. Be prepared to upload the following documents:
    • Passport page that shows your full legal name, passport number, birth date, passport expiration date, and photograph
    • Bank verification of living expense funds. Complete the Confidential Financial Statement form and provide a bank letter written in English and on official bank stationery, dated within the last three months. A bank statement in English or Certificate of Deposit verifying funding can also be submitted.


The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is an electronic system for collecting and managing information about international students and scholars. There is a SEVIS fee of $200. This fee is in addition to the fee paid to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate for visa application and must be paid at least three days in advance of the visa interview appointment. See Visa Resources for more information on the SEVIS fee.


Students may reserve housing and pay associated housing charges on-line after receipt of their UCLA UID number and PIN.

Link to UCLA housing options and rates (2019 application will open in Spring)
University Cooperative Housing Association

Financial Information

MyUCLA: View your student account. Financial information is available online. You are responsible for checking your student account regularly and paying any fees that apply.
International Student Orientation (iSTART): $59 will be billed to your account.
Document Management Fee: $50 one-time fee eliminates charges for individual documentary requests and provides students with unlimited transcripts, incomplete petitions, verifications of enrollment and more.

Late Add course fee: late fee of $50 will be charged to participants for each course added after the first two weeks of instruction.

Health Insurance (see details above): $375 


Foreign student visa regulations require that student arrive no more than 30 days prior to the start date of their academic program. The time required for processing of the student visa at the U.S. consulate is variable and it is to the student’s advantage to allow a maximum margin for visa processing prior to departure. Students benefit from a grace period of 60 days after the last day of the academic program and should be advised to plan to travel after their studies.

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