Current UCI students can make progress toward their degree year round. Choose from over 800+ courses in 70 academic disciplines. Enrollment opens March 1, 2023.

Continuing Students

Continuing and incoming students from other UC campuses who attend UCI Summer Session pay the same fees as UCI students. Credits earned at UCI are automatically transferred to your home campus after the summer. Your advisor (major, college, school or undergraduate dean/vice provost) should approve your proposed study list and verify fulfillment of specific degree requirements for the courses you take at UCI.
Enroll online or submit an enrollment form.

Note: Financial aid students from visiting UC campuses must submit the Enrollment Form. For details, review our section on financial aid for visiting UC students.

Visiting US Students

Students visiting from other U.S. colleges are invited to attend UCI Summer Session. It is important to check with your advisor (major, college, school or undergraduate dean/vice provost) to ensure transferability of credit for the courses you take at UCI.

Enroll online or submit an enrollment form.

Freshman Students

Start your UCI experience this summer.

Program Dates for Summer 2023: TBD

As an incoming UCI student, you are invited to join Freshman Edge, an early start program that will provide you with a rich academic, social, and personal foundation for your time at UCI and beyond.

Freshman Edge

Freshman Edge is available to all incoming freshmen from all majors. Students who identify as a member of our international community or receive a Summer Bridge Program Scholarship participate in Freshman Edge with additional catered support.

Freshman Edge International

Incoming international students participate in Freshman Edge through additional and tailored program requirements that promote a successful transition to UCI.

Summer Bridge Scholarship

UCI Student Success Initiatives (SSI) offers a limited number of Summer Bridge Scholarships to First Generation and/or income-eligible students that covers the cost of Freshman Edge, provides additional benefits (such as priority registration) and requires academic year program participation.

Transfer Students

Are you a new Transfer student looking to get a head start?

Transfer Edge during Session II: TBD

Transfer Edge is an optional early start program which prepares you for success at UCI and beyond. Students participating in Transfer Edge enroll in at least one course of their choosing in addition to the program required University Studies 196 which helps students learn more about undergraduate research, adapt to the academic expectations at UCI, network with faculty, meet fellow transfer students and more. In addition, you will gain access to exclusive events and support from our student mentors and professional staff counselors. Benefits of the program include:

    • Get Started on Degree Completion – Earn Units
    • Get Access to Exclusive Opportunities
    • Get Connected and begin building your network

High School Students

I am graduating from high school in 2023 and…

    • I am planning to attend UCI. Join us before fall term begins for Freshman Edge.
    • I am planning to attend another college or university. Open enrollment in Summer Session allows you to get an early start on college.

I will graduate from high school in 2024 or 2025 and…

    • I have an unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher in college preparatory classes. I have a strong reason and desire to enroll in one UCI course only. Enroll in pre-approved courses numbered 1-99 without special prerequisites through open enrollment. Complete an Enrollment Form and submit it to the Summer Session office. You will need to provide a copy of your most current high school transcript along with your enrollment form. Please Note: Please be aware that courses will continue to be taught at a college level. We encourage students to make the appropriate adjustments to ensure their success in these courses. All students are responsible for making the necessary changes/updates to their schedules prior to the Summer Session deadlines.

International Students

International students continuing their studies at a UC campus, or newly admitted for the fall are welcome to attend Summer Session. For registration procedures and fees, simply follow the instructions for UC students. Enroll online or submit an enrollment form.

The International Center is available to provide immigration related information and assistance. For further information, contact the International Center:

University of California, Irvine
International Center
G302 UCI Student Center
Irvine, CA 92697-5255
(949) 824-7249 tel
(949) 824-3090 fax