Visiting International Students: How to Enroll

Update Regarding Enrollment For Visiting International Students:

We will be offering a majority of our 2021 summer session courses as remote or online learning. An I-20 and Visa are not required and will not be issued for International students who enroll in a remote or online course. All Students are eligible to enroll and can do so as a Visiting Student. If you are interested and would like more information on how to enroll, please contact

How to Enroll

Follow the steps below to complete your enrollment at UCI Summer Session.

 Before Enrolling

Select A Session

As a visiting international student, you have four session options to choose from. Please review the date ranges below and choose the session that fits you best.

Session 1Session 210–Week SessionSession 1 & 2
June 21 – July 28August 2 – September 8June 21 – August 27June 21 – September 8

Search Available Courses

Before enrolling, be sure to know which Summer Session courses you would like to take. Be sure your courses are offered during the session you plan to attend. You must enroll in a minimum of 6 on-campus units to maintain your full-time status for an F-1 visa. Review your course selection with your academic advisor if necessary.

Prepare Proof of English Proficiency

We will need a copy of your official test scores from either the TOEIC, IELTS, iTEP, ISE or TOEFL to measure your English ability level. The following are the minimum scores needed to enroll in academic courses in Summer Session*:

6856.53.5II (B2)213 (Computer-based Test)79 (iBT)550 (Paper-based Test)

*If you attend a university in a country that meets the minimum English Proficiency Requirement, please submit the English Proficiency Requirement Form with your application. Contact our office for the form.

Prepare Proof of Funds

If you will need an I-20 so that you may apply for an F-1 student visa, you will need to include a bank statement, a letter on bank letterhead, or a certification by a bank representative with an official bank stamp/seal certifying that you have sufficient funds to cover the cost of tution and living expenses:

Session 1Session 210–Week SessionSession 1 & 2

Prepare Academic Integrity and Student Conduct Forms

All participants are required to submit a signed copy of the Academic Honesty and Student Conduct form. For more information, view the pages for Academic Integrity and Student Conduct.

Understand Student Privacy Laws

If you are applying with the assistance of an agency or institutional partner, it is important to understand the policies and rules implemented to protect the privacy of your student record. In order for them to assist you with your enrollment, please complete and submit the Consent to Release Educational Records form.


Enroll using Appropriate Enrollment Method (click on the bullet point that best describes your situation to find more information)

First-time Applicants
Returning Applicants

Complete the International Student Paper Application. You will also need to submit a copy of the I-20 from that school, your passport, student visa, and Transfer Evaluation Form with your current institution.

Status Changed/Academically Disqualified

Mail/Fax Application (Paper Enrollment ONLY)

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If you complete the paper application, you may mail or fax the application to us. It is highly recommended that you submit your application to us via fax to help expedite the review process and ensure there is enough time for you to apply for the visa at the U.S. Embassy or consulate in your country. Find approximate visa Appointment and Processing wait times.

Applications received after the deadlines will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Review refund and cancellation policies before submitting a late application. If you complete the online application, you will receive an email confirmation and your submission will be reviewed before your official acceptance.

Mail or fax your original application with supporting documents:

Express Mail

UCI Summer Session
University of California, Irvine
Pereira Drive West of East Peltason, Building A, #231
Irvine, CA 92697-5705 U.S.A.

Phone: +1 949-824-6494

Regular Mail
UCI Summer Session
University of California, Irvine
P.O. Box 5982
Irvine, CA 92616-5895 U.S.A.

Fax: +1 949-824-7477