International 

Welcome to our global community. As an international student, you probably have a unique set of questions including ones about enrollment. It’s our job to get you the information you need so you can start your journey with UCI Summer Session. Enrollment begins on April 1st, 2022. 

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 21 – July 27 August 1 – September 7 June 21 – August 26 June 21 – September 7
2. 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.

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*:

TOEIC IELTS iTEP ISE TOEFL
685 6.5 3.5 II (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.

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
$8,000 $8,000 $11,200 $13,000
5.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.

6. 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.

7. Enroll using Appropriate Enrollment Method

First-time Applicants

Use the International online application.

Returning Applicants

Complete the International Student Paper Application.

Transfers

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

8. Mail/Fax Application (Paper Enrollment ONLY)

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 our 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

Calendar and Policies

Important Dates Session I 10-Week Session II
Program Dates June 21 – July 27 June 21 – August 26 August 1 – September 7
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 April 1 April 1 April 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 13 May 13 June 24
First Day of Instruction June 21 June 21 August 1
Mandatory Orientation Day June 21 June 21 June 21
Last Day to Add, Drop, or Change Grade Option without additional approval June 24 July 1 August 5
Last Day to Apply for Full Refund of Course Fees – No refunds after July 1 July 15 August 12
Holiday July 4 July 4 September 5
Absolute Deadline for Any Course Changes (with approval) July 8 July 29 August 19
Instruction ends July 27 August 26 September 7
Final Exams July 26 and July 27 August 26 September 6 and 7
Grades Available [Students are responsible for the order and payment of their transcripts.] August 4 September 7 September 15

Program Fees

Expenses vary with the length of your stay. The chart represents the cost of taking two courses (4 units each) during a 6-week session.

Required Fees

Type Amount
International Student Application Fee $750 (non-refundable)
Summer Session Tuition** $349 per unit (additional materials and/or lab fees may apply)
Most courses are 4 units and most students take two courses per session.
Mandatory Campus Fee** $285 (non-refundable)
TOTAL (estimate) $3,827

 

Housing and meal plans costs vary and are separate from your program fees. Check the Campus Life link in the left-hand navigation for more information.

Payment Methods

    • Credit Card: This is the only method of payment for the online application. The following cards are accepted:
        • Visa
        • Mastercard
        • American Express
    • Money Order or Bank Check: Must be issued by a U.S. Bank payable to UC Regents.
    • WUBS – Bank to Bank Transfer: 

    Billing Statement

    Students will be sent a verification of enrollment and payment to the address provided on the application.

    *Upon receipt of an application by the Summer Session office, students are responsible for all program fees.*

    Academics

    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 in Summer Session, please take a look at our course listing to determine which courses would fit you best. Review your course selection with your academic advisor if necessary.

     

    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 internationalsummer@uci.edu.
    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 internationalsummer@uci.edu.

    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 internationalsummer@uci.edu 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 internationalsummer@uci.edu for assistance.

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

    See the dark blue task bar at the top of the screen. Hover your mouse over the “Pending Applications” text and click “Document Uploads.” 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 internationalsummer@uci.edu for assistance.