University of California, Riverside

Summer Academy

College Level Courses

College Level Courses


Summer Academy participants may only enroll in courses offered in: 

  • Summer Session A (June 25 – July 28) 5 Weeks
    • This is the preferred session for most students.
  • Session B (July 30 – September 1) 5 Weeks
    • Session B may overlap with the start of fall-term courses at the high schools. 
  • Session D (June 25 – August 11) 7 Weeks 

View our Course Information Packet

All courses are college-level classes taught by UCR faculty. Summer Academy students will be in courses in which the majority of their classmates will be college students from UCR, as well as visiting institutions from around the U.S. and around the world. There are no courses designated specifically for high school students.

Students can register for courses after they have received an acceptance letter. A Summer Sessions course is an accelerated version of a 10-week quarter course, we advise that students take no more than 2 courses.

PLEASE NOTE: Courses are offered for college credit, and may or may not meet any high school unit or course requirements. Specific questions should be directed to the college/career counselor at your high school.

Tutorial Assistance

Are you interested in enrolling in a course that offers tutorial assistance? The Academic Resource Center is here to offer interested students tutoring for specific courses during the summer. This is a good idea for high school students who are enrolling in a college level courses for the first time!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Add, Drop, or Withdraw

To add, drop, or withdraw from a course, please follow the steps in the instructions for R'Web. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the deadlines for each session you plan to attend. This will help avoid any late fees, extra paperwork, and frustration.

Changing Grading Basis (S/NC)

Complete and print the Summer Sessions Enrollment Adjustment form and submit it to our Service Counter on the first floor of the Student Services building after obtaining the appropriate signatures. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the deadlines for each session you plan to attend. This will help avoid any late fees, extra paperwork, and frustration.

Thinking of taking a course in the Second Session?
If you are interested in taking a course during Summer Session B, please note that the Summer faculty may or may not accommodate individual schedules. It is your responsibility to confirm that your Summer Session B class will not conflict with the start of your new high school year.

Have you met the course prerequisites?
When selecting your course, please read the course description carefully to be certain that you have met prerequisites, if required. It is suggested that you schedule to take a Foreign Language Placement Exam or the Math Advisory Exam/California Chemistry Diagnostic Test well in advance of the first day of class to be certain you can still enroll in an alternate class should you not pass the exam. Information concerning placement exams will be provided as links under specific course selections.

Thinking of taking more than one course in3 textbooks a session?
We do not recommend taking more than one course if this is your first time participating in the Summer Academy. Due to the accelerated pace of the courses, the reduced session length, and rigorous course expectations, Summer Academy students should limit their selection to one course per session. Please be sure to indicate the number of courses in your application.


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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Summer Academy Information

UCR Summer Sessions and Special Programs
Summer Academy
900 University Ave.
Hinderaker Hall 1100C
Riverside, CA 92521-0112

Tel: (951) 827-7739