Summer Academy

Students, please be sure to view our Summer Academy Orientation.

We are no longer accepting applications for 2019.

If you would like to be notified when our 2020 application opens, please fill out our interest form.  We expect to have our application open in mid-March, but will contact you when it is available.

Summer Academy Contact Information:

(951) 827-7739
1100 Hinderaker Hall


*If you are a UCR student who needs help with summer courses, please contact and they will be able to assist you.

The Summer Academy program offers you the chance to join the University of California, Riverside (UCR) community of more than 150 advanced rising junior and senior high school students. This program gives you an opportunity to earn college credit on an official UC transcript, meet with distinguished faculty, and build new relationships with fellow UCR students. 

Whether you are looking for the next set of courses beyond your high school offerings, are ready to try courses in an area of special interest, or are exploring a possible college major, you can find it here at UCR in the summer. Please email the Summer Academy coordinator at with any questions. Eligible Early Academic Outreach Program students will be contacted by the UCR EAOP office to offer them the opportunity to participate in this program (

Summer Academy program participants may only take courses from Summer Session A unless they receive special permission to attend Session B or D. These sessions are not recommended as they may overlap with the start of the fall-term at most local high schools.

  • Summer Session A (June 24 - July 27)
    •  Priority Application Deadline - April 7
    • Application Deadline - May 24* 
    • Final Enrollment Deadline - June 14 (no students will be allowed to attend Summer Academy if they are not fully registered for courses by this date)

*Students who submit their applications before April 7 will be processed early and will be allowed to register for courses in late April. Applications accepted after April 7 be processed after the May 24th deadline has passed and will be able to register for courses once we have processed applications and admittance (late May). 

The Summer Academy program at UCR has been designed for students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2019 - 2020 academic year. This is a great opportunity for high school students to get a head start on their college career. Many students specifically attempt to complete one or more of their "A-G" requirements through the program. 

    • Benefits to attending Summer Academy
      • Get college credits for a 50% discount on tuition.
      • College credit that may be transferable to another college program*
      • Complete A-G requirements during the 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

      *PLEASE NOTE: Acceptance of transfer credit is always at the discretion of the accepting institution. At this time we have no capacity for housing students for any of the Summer Academy sessions.

    • Eligibility
      • Students who will be a junior or senior for the 2019 - 2020 academic year.
      • Students must prove a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher (on an unweighted, 4.0 scale).
      • Minimum of 3.0 for any previous college courses taken.
      • A copy of an unofficial transcript to verify high school GPA.


    • Facts
      • Previous Summer Academy participants received a great head start on their freshman year in college by taking classes through the Summer Academy. Since 1995, over 3,200 high school students have taken classes through the Summer Academy for Advanced High School Students program!
      • Academically skilled high school students can successfully earn credit in UCR undergraduate classes. Over 80% of Summer Academy students earn a grade of "B" or higher in their courses.
      • You probably know someone from your high school who has attended this program.

      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 can still take classes on 'Visiting Student' status outside of the Summer Academy program - please contact Summer Sessions to apply for this option separately.

    • After you've been accepted!

      If you are accepted into the program, you will be emailed an Acceptance Letter that contains the following:

      • Your UCR Student Identification Number (SID)
      • Your NetID (this will comprise the first part of your UCR email)
      • Your Personal Information Number (PIN)

      Your acceptance letter will provide detailed instructions on how to use these pieces of identification to set-up your e-mail account and enroll in classes. Accepted students will be able to enroll through R'Web during the last week of April up to the day before classes start. Oftentimes in the past students wait until the last minute to enroll in a course, and the courses end up getting cancelled due to low-enrollment, so we highly recommend students to enroll once they have received their admissions information and have cleared any pre-requisites. 

      Additionally, with your acceptance letter we will provide a link to our online Orientation Presentation that will provide an overview on UCR resources, the basics of Summer Academy, and course enrollment information. This Orientation video is mandatory and must be viewed prior to enrollment of courses.

      We have a final enrollment deadline this year of June 9th. Any admitted Summer Academy student who has not enrolled by that date will not be permitted to attend.

    • Recommended Courses
    • Federal Education Respect and Privacy Act (FERPA) Information

      FERPA protects the privacy rights of students by giving college students the rights (with some exceptions) to: 

      1.  Control the disclosure of their “education records” to others; 
      2. Inspect and review their own “education records”; 
      3. Seek amendment of their “education records”; 
      4. Receive annual notification of their rights under FERPA; and 
      5. File complaints with the Department of Education regarding the failure of the institution to comply with FERPA. 

      UC students have these rights as soon as they enroll or register with an academic program of the University. (Once a student of any age is enrolled in or registered with an institution of higher education, the FERPA rights transfer from the parent to the student.) UC students under the age of 18 are treated as adults for this purpose.

      For more information about UCR FERPA policy, visit the Registrar's Office page. 

    Summer Academy 2019 Deadlines


    Summer Sessions 2019
    Session A
    June 24 - July 27
    Application Deadlines
    • April 7 (priority deadline)
    • May 24 (final deadline)

    Enrollment Dates

    *Note that the enrollment dates are different than UCR Summer Sessions. You MUST be enrolled in your courses by June 9th to attend Summer Academy.

    • 1st admit (priority deadline) enrollment begins - April 22
    • Final deadline enrollment begins - May 27th

    *Final date of Summer Academy Enrollment - June 14

    Payment deadline

    June 24
    Session A Classes Begin June 24

    Drop and Refund Deadline

    *Final day to drop a course with 100% refund and no grade:


    June 28

    Holiday (No Classes - Campus is closed) July 4

    Withdrawal Deadlines

    *Last day to withdraw using Enrollment Adjust form. "W" grade, no refund, no fee

    July 5

    Withdrawal Deadlines

    *Final day to withdraw using Enrollment Adjust form. "W" grade, no refund, $4 fee

    July 14


    July 28 - 29

    Grades available on R'Web

    August 7