UCR Summer Sessions


Summer @ UC Riverside
Academics for students in grades 9-11

College-level courses (courses which are generally 5-weeks or longer in length) are offered through UCR Summer Sessions. Summer courses are taught by regular UCR faculty and distinguished visiting faculty who bring special expertise and different academic perspectives to the campus. In the summer, our diverse student body consists of continuing UCR students and visiting students from high schools, colleges, and universities all over the world. High school students who take our college-level courses are in the same courses as regular UCR students.

Eligible Early Academic Outreach Program students will be contacted by the UCR EAOP office to offer them the opportunity to participate in this program (www.EAOP.UCR.edu).

Pen and Summer Academy Application

Why wait until you graduate from high school to start earning your college degree? Start taking classes this summer at the University of California, Riverside!

Application is now Available!

Open agenda

2013 Summer Academy Dates:

Session 1~ June 24 - July 27
Session 2~ July 29 - Aug 31
Session 6~ June 24 - Aug 10



  • Get a head start toward your undergraduate degree this summer
  • Become familiar with the expectations and demands of college-level courses
  • Obtain full UCR course credit on an official UC transcript
  • Add this experience to your college applications to distinguish yourself
  • Learn about a college campus and the resources available to you
  • ... the benefits are countless!


  • Students who have completed the 9th, 10th or 11th grade. 

  • Students must prove a 3.5 GPA or higher*
    *An official, sealed transcript is required.  If interested applicants have a cumulative GPA between 3.2 and 3.5, please call to discuss possible acceptance into the program.

  • Students must provide an endorsement letter from a teacher or counselor in support of their academic skills.


  • Many high school students got a great head start on their freshmen college year by taking classes through the Summer Academy. Since 1995, over 3,000 high school students have taken between 1 and 8 UCR classes through the Summer Academy for Advanced High School Students program!

  • Academically skilled high schools can successfully earn credit in UCR undergraduate classes. Over 80% of Summer Academy students earn a grade of "B" or higher in their first UCR course. 

  • You probably know someone from your high school who has attended this program.  Students from 46 local and international high schools attended the Summer Academy program in 2012. WOW! 

PLEASE NOTE:  The UCR Summer Academy is not a guaranteed admission program into the University of California.  Students interested in attending a University of California campus to obtain a post-secondary degree must submit a regular admission application. If you are a graduating high school senior this year, you are no longer eligible for the 2013 Summer Academy program; however, you can still take classes this summer through the regular Summer Sessions term as a visiting student.

Summer Academy Information
UCR Summer Sessions and Special Programs
Summer Academy
900 University Ave.
Surge 361
Riverside, CA 92521-0112

Tel: (951) 827-3044
Fax: (951) 827-7370
E-mail: SummerAcademy@ucr.edu