Welcome to our global community. It’s our job to get you the information you need so you can start your journey with UCI Summer Session. Please review the important information below.


Non-matriculated visiting international students may enroll in UCI Summer Session courses. UC Irvine is authorized to issue a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) for Non-Immigrant (F-1) Student Status – For Academic and Language Students. Full-time students must obtain an F-1 student visa. Please read over the enrollment requirements in How to Enroll carefully.

To allow for sufficient processing time, students should submit their online application by mid-April for Session 1 or the 10 week Session, and mid-June for Session 2. It is important to apply for your visa appointment early! June, July, and August are the busiest months in most consular sections. Please apply early so that you have your necessary documents in time for your departure date. To find the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your city, please visit

How to Enroll

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

1. 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 1 Session 2 10–Week Session Session 1 & 2
June 24 – August 1 August 5 – September 11 June 24 – August 30 June 24 – September 11
2. Search Available Courses

Summer Session offers more than 800 courses across 70 subject areas. Most students choose to enroll in two courses per session (4 units each). Before enrolling, be sure to know which Summer Session courses you would like to take and that your courses are offered during the session you plan to attend. You must be enrolled a minimum of 6 units to maintain your full-time visa status and 4 of these units must be on campus. Review your course selection with your academic advisor if necessary.

3. 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*:

685 6.5 3.5 II (B2) 213 (Computer-based Test), 79 (iBT), 550 (Paper-based Test)


*If you are coming from an English speaking country, please submit the English Proficiency Requirement Form with your application. Please contact our office at for this form.

4. 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 1 Session 2 10–Week Session Session 1 & 2
$8,500 $8,500 $12,200 $15,000

If someone other than the student will be providing proof of financial support, please have them and the student complete the Statement of Financial Support and upload this with the necessary bank statement or other documentation.

5.Prepare Academic Honesty and Student Conduct Form

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.

6.Prepare Health Insurance Acknowledgement

All participants are required to submit a signed copy of the Health Insurance Acknowledgement. Your health and safety is important to us. Students must acknowledge that they have sufficient health insurance coverage for the duration of their enrollment.

7. Understand Student Privacy Laws

It is important to understand the policies and rules implemented to protect the privacy of your student record. Summer Session will not be able to speak to anyone other than the student regarding their academic and student record. It is important to understand the policies and rules implemented to protect the privacy of your student record.

8. Enroll using Appropriate Enrollment Method

First-time Applicants

Use the International Online Application to enroll.

Returning Applicants

Contact our office at for the International Student Application.


Use the International Online Application to enroll. You will also need to submit a copy of the I-20 from your current school.

Status Changed/Academically Disqualified

Contact our office at for the International Student Application.

Calendar and Policies

Important Dates Session I 10-Week Session II
Program Dates June 24 – August 1 June 24 – August 30 August 5 – September 11
Course Titles Available January 2 January 2 January 2
Course Descriptions Available [Full course descriptions, including any prerequisites, day/time of course, required materials, additional fees (if any), and other course details will be available on this website.] March 1 March 1 March 1
Registration Begins March 1 March 1 March 1
Application Deadlines [Applications received after the deadline are accepted on a case-by-case basis. If you are applying after the application deadline, please contact our office for further instructions.] May 1 May 1 June 1
First Day of Instruction June 24 June 24 August 5
Last Day to Add or Drop course(s) without instructor’s signature (instructor’s signature approval requried after this date)* June 28 July 5 August 9
Last Day to Apply for Full Refund of Course Fees – No refunds after July 5 July 19 August 16
Holiday July 4 July 4 September 2
Absolute Deadline to submit an add or drop request (with instructor’s signature approval)* July 12 August 2 August 23
Absolute deadline to change a grade option July 30 August 29 September 9
Final Exams July 31, August 1 August 30 September 10, 11
Official Transcript Grades Available** August 9 September 11 September 19

*Chemistry, Math, Physics, and Writing require department approval instead of instructor approval.

**Official transcripts are available from the UCI Registrar –

Program Fees

The total cost for enrolling in Summer Session varies based on course enrollment.


Required Fees

Type Amount
International Student Fee $750 (non-refundable)
Course Fees* $374 per unit
eTech Fees* $4 per unit (undergraduate lecture courses)
Mandatory Campus Fee $290 (non-refundable)
TOTAL (estimate) $4,064

*Most courses are 4 units and most students take two courses per session. Additional course materials fees may apply.

Payment Methods

    • Credit Card: This is the only method of payment for the online application. The following cards are accepted:
        • Visa
        • Mastercard
        • American Express
    • Convera – Bank to Bank Transfer: A bank-to-bank transfer service is an effective method of making international payments to UCI Summer Session. For more information and instructions on how to submit this payment method visit our Bank-to-Bank Transfers page.

Once Enrolled – What Happens Next

Notification regarding your F-1 student visa will be sent from UCI International Center via email. You can also check the status of your visa on their website at

If you need to make any changes to your course enrollment prior to arriving to UCI Summer Session, you may do so on My Account. As an international student, any changes/updates you make to your summer enrollment may affect your I-20 status and/or eligibility. It is your responsibility to be aware of the policies and procedures along with any other pertinent information regarding I-20 and Visa related information.

If you have additional questions regarding your visa and I-20 requirements, please contact the UCI International Center at 949-824-7249 or email



Online Application Troubleshooting Guide

Frequently asked questions about the process.

I am unable to log into my account.
On the log in screen, click on “Did you forget your password” to reset your password. Please do not create a new account.
After enrolling in my courses and submitting payment, I did not receive a confirmation email.
If you do not receive a confirmation email and itemized receipt within 24 hours, please contact our office immediately at
I logged back in and am unable to see what courses I originally put in my cart, select courses, and/or proceed to the payment page.

We highly recommend you complete the application in one sitting by reviewing our website and ensuring you have all of the required information and documentation. Once you have entered your personal information you cannot go back to the previous page and make changes. If you make a mistake or would like to make a change to your application, please contact our office at

I submitted payment once but was charged twice, how do I get this resolved?

Do not click the back button once you have submitted payment. Clicking the back button or attempting to make any changes while payment is being processed can result in duplicate charges against your account.If you were charged twice, please contact our office at for assistance.

I received an error message, “Exception present. The website administrator has been notified. Exception: Property Access Token is required.”

We recommend utilizing Google Chrome or Internet Explorer to complete the online application. If you are having issues, please contact our office at for assistance.

When I log back in, I am directed to the course pages and cannot select any courses.

Make sure that all of the required documents have been uploaded before proceeding to course selection.Please refrain from clicking back or refresh button multiple times while completing the application. Doing so can cause your application to be modified or remove previous application selections. If you are having issues, please contact our office at for assistance.

Still Have Questions?

Visit our International FAQ page