6 week session open to students completing grades 10,11 & 12.
2, 3, and 5 week sessions open to students completing grades 9,10,11 & 12.
Tuition includes: Term fees, academic program, use of facilities, housing, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 meals on weekends), recreation access, activities, blanket and pillow, and sheets and towel with weekly linen exchange.
Not included: Application fee, $70 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (Available for $75 each way), class materials, course supplements, $50 document fee for unlimited official UCLA transcripts (6 week program only), meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, souvenirs, and personal spending money.
We make every effort to keep class information accurate. However, changes in class availability and schedules can occur. We reserve the right to limit enrollment and/or cancel any class due to overwhelming or insufficient enrollment.
As a high school student, you may not have much say in the classes you take during the year. The summer is your chance to explore what really interests you.
Summer Discovery at UCLA offers over 100 different classes in a wide range of subjects. Most students take 2 classes. College credit, enrichment, or intensive programs, the choice is yours.
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College credit classes at UCLA
Summer Discovery partners with UCLA Summer Sessions to offer college credit classes. Classes are taught by UCLA professors and visiting faculty and meet 2-5 times weekly for 1-2.5 hours. You will be in class with UCLA freshman level students. Class sizes vary from small seminars to large lectures.
Most classes have papers, midterms, and/or finals and are graded on the traditional A, B, C, D and F system. Pass/No Pass grading is also offered. Official transcripts are available from UCLA upon request.
You will earn 4 or 5 credits for each college credit class at UCLA. Your tuition includes one college credit class. If you choose to take 2 college credit classes, there will be a fee for the additional credits of $500 for a 4 unit class or $800 for a 5 unit class. Credits are transferable to most colleges and universities in the United States.
Summer Discovery partners with UCLA Cultural and Recreational Affairs to offer enrichment classes exclusively for Summer Discovery students. These classes are taught by UCLA faculty, graduate teaching instructors, and top secondary school teachers and meet 4 times weekly for 1.5-2 hours. Class sizes average between 8-20 students.
Enrichment classes are a great way for you to learn something interesting and develop new skills. Most classes have homework, papers, and/or tests. Most classes are graded Pass/No Pass. You will receive a Summer Discovery “Certificate of Completion” at the end of the program.
Summer Discovery partners with UCLA Cultural and Recreational Affairs, UCLA Anderson School of Management, College to Career Acting (CTCA), and Collegewise to offer non-credit intensive programs exclusively to Summer Discovery students. Program sizes average between 20-30 students, except for the larger business program.
Intensive programs meet 4 times weekly, both morning and afternoon, with a lunch break. 3 and 2 week programs and programs operate independently of each other. No other courses may be taken in conjunction with them. Most programs and programs have homework, papers, and/or tests and are graded Pass/No Pass. Students receive a Summer Discovery “Certificate of Completion” at the end of the program.