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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Summer Session

Location: Los Angeles, California
Required GPA: 3.0/4.0
Minimum TOEFL iBT:  79
Minimum IELTS: 6.5
Terms of Study: Summer 2016
Session A (6-week): June 20th to July 29th 2016
Session A (8-week): June 20th to August 12th 2016
Session C (6-week):  August 1st to September 9th 2016
Application Deadlines: Session A: April 1st 
Session C: May 1st 
Language Institute Option: See UCLA overview
University Website: www.summer.ucla.edu

What University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Summer Session has to Offer

  • Students can be accepted into the UCLA Summer Session with a TOEFL iBT score of 79 (standard admission to UCLA is normally TOEFL iBT 100)
  • Various options within the Summer Session, from 6-week to 12-week programs
  • UCLA is one of the top-ranked research universities in the US and in the world
  • With its College of Letters and Sciences and 11 professional schools, UCLA serves nearly 40,000 students, making it the largest of the 10 campus University of California (UC) system
  • The UCLA Library system ranks among the top ten research libraries in the US
  • UCLA professors have received numerous awards, including the National Medal of Science, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and Guggenheim Fellowships
  • UCLA is one of the most competitive universities in the UC System
  • UCLA students are well-prepared academically and represent considerable diversity; although the majority of UCLA students are from California, students come from all fifty states in the US and from 63 foreign countries. For many years UCLA has been a popular destination for international students.
  • The UCLA campus has 419 acres, 174 buildings, and combination of Romanesque and modern architecture
  • UCLA offers a wide variety of sports and recreation facilities, including numerous outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts—mostly notably the courts that were built for the 1984 Olympic tennis competition, tracks, a soccer field, and the John R. Wooden Recreation and Sports Center


  • During the Summer Session only, SAF students are able to live on-campus in a traditional UCLA dormitory. A meal plan with daily breakfast and dinner is including with the housing. 


  • Online course catalog
  • Course availability varies from year to year
  • Enrollment is on a space-available basis, and students will need to meet course prerequisites to enroll
  • In the summer, students will earn 8 units per session, students can enroll in additional units at extra cost.

Restricted Departments

SAF students can register in any courses available to UCLA Summer Session students.

Popular Departments

  • Humanities
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Costs: USD 6,350 for 6 weeks, USD 6,950 for 8 weeks and USD 10,950 for 12 weeks. 

  • Includes tuition, administration and management fees, housing (Triple Room in residence hall with 11 meals/week), airport pick up.
  • Students can request double room and additional meals at extra cost, please inquire with SAF. 


Students should complete the SAF online application


Last Updated: 2/16/16