University of California, Los Angeles - Pre-College Summer Institutes


program overview

UCLA Summer Sessions offers high school students two ways to engage in a college experience that will challenge and inspire them:

  • Individual UCLA Academic Courses; or
  • Specialized Precollege Summer Institutes

Summer Sessions is a unique opportunity to advance your academic career. 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 100 courses to choose from, including online courses, you can have an unforgettable summer no matter where you are.

Pre-college Summer Institutes are designed for advanced high school students who wish to gain academically challenging college-level experience.


  • Enrollment may be first-come, first-serve; however, financial aid requires a separate application
  • Program must provide residential housing; check housing and additional information to verify. For instance, Game Lab Summer Institute does not provide housing.

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Specialization(s): General College Prep, STEM, Fine Arts

Selectivity: Less Selective

Location: UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Duration: Multiple sessions available

Financial Aid: Financial aid available. Check

Fee Waiver: Not Available