University of California, Riverside

Summer Sessions

2015 Admission and Enrollment

Getting Enrolled, Step-by-Step

Step 1: Admission

To take classes during the summer sessions, you must be either a continuing UCR student (enrolled in Spring 2015 and continuing through Fall 2015), a freshman or transfer student admitted for Fall 2015, or a visiting (summer only) student.

  • Continuing UCR and newly admitted students: go directly to GROWL to enroll.
  • Visiting students: please submit our online application form. Once your form is processed (allow two business days for processing), you will receive an e-mail with your UCR Student Identification Number (SID) and your Permanent Pin Number (PERMPIN), which allow you to access GROWL, our online enrollment system, where you can enroll in your courses, view your charges, and make online payments. (If you have previously taken courses at UCR or filled out an application, your SID and PERMPIN will stay the same, but you must still submit the application form to have your account reactivated.)
  • UCR students in dismissed or lapsed status: you must submit the printable application form , complete with a signature from an advisor of the department/college to which you plan to readmit, to the Summer Sessions office. Your Student ID and Permpin will be reactivated within three business days of receipt of your application. After receiving your confirmation email from our office, you can go to GROWL to enroll.

Step 2: Choose Your Courses

The Schedule of Classes will become available for Summer 2015 on March 2. Please check the Schedule of Classes frequently, as course information is subject to change. Write down the five-digit call number for each section you plan to enroll in, including lectures, discussions, labs, etc.— you will need these call numbers to enroll through GROWL.

Step 3: Clear Prerequisites

Some courses have prerequisite requirements that must be cleared before enrollment can take place. Please see the Schedule of Classes to determine if your course has a prerequisite. If the course you are interested in does not have a prerequisite, you can skip this step. 

If you are not a UC Riverside student but have had courses or practical experience comparable to the listed prerequisites, please consult with the academic department offering the course prior to enrolling to see if the prerequisites can be waived. It may be necessary to submit your transcripts for verification. Please note that you will need a UCR student ID number before any prerequisites can be formally cleared. 

Step 4: Enroll

Registration appointments will be available on your GROWL account beginning April 1st; however, your enrollment will remain open until the late add deadline for each session.*

UCR Seniors**

 Opens May 18

UCR Juniors

 Opens May 21

UCR Sophomores

 Opens May 26

UCR Freshmen & Newly Admitted (freshman and transfer) UCR students

 Opens May 27

Visiting UC & Non-UC students***

 Opens May 28

 *A late transaction fee of $50 applies to enrollment modifications made after 6/15.

 **Seniors planning on graduating in Summer 2015 need to contact their academic advisor to help them register on time.

***Non-UCR students must first submit the online application, allowing two business days for processing, before registration can take place Please read the Instructions for using GROWL for more detailed information about the registration process.

Step 5: Proceed to the "Summer Fees" Screen on GROWL

Once you have enrolled in class(es), you MUST proceed to the "Summer Fees" screen on GROWL for payment instructions. Summer is pay-as-you-go, and your fees are due in total the same business day that you enroll to complete your registration. Failure to complete the payment instructions in the "Summer Fees" screen may result in some or all of your classes being dropped.  Click here for more information about the pay-as-you-go system.


Common Questions

How do I choose my courses?

To review our offerings and select your courses please go to the Courses page. To find out what course will best benefit you, or to find out if a class is transferable to your home institution, please consult your advisor/counselor from your home institution.

How do I add, drop, or withdraw from a course?

To add to or drop from a course, please follow the steps in the instructions for GROWL. To withdraw from a course (remember—a withdrawal results in a W on your transcript and no refund), you must submit an Enrollment Adjustment Form to our office. 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.

How many classes can I take during the summer?

Students may enroll in a maximum of 10 units per session. This limit may be increased based on proven academic ability and the feasability of the student's schedule.
If you are an Undergraduate UCR student and wish to take more than the maximum load, you will need to contact your academic advisor for permission.
If you are a Graduate UCR student, you will need to contact the advisor of the Graduate Division.
If you are a visiting student, it is recommended that you consult with the academic advisor/counselor at your home institution prior to completing, printing and submitting the Enrollment Adjustment Form to our office.

How do I change my grading basis from a letter grade to an S/NC, or vice versa?

To change your grading basis, you will need to 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 signature(s).

Enrollment is closed on Growl. Can I enroll late?

Each session has a limited time frame to late add if class space permits after the GROWL online registration period closes. To late enroll, please fill out and print the Summer Sessions Enrollment Adjustment form, obtain the required signatures and turn the form into the Summer Sessions Help Desk at the HOSS in the Student Services Building. Please keep in mind that late enrollments may result in late fees. 

Will I get a confirmation of enrollment?

You will NOT receive written confirmation of your enrollment via email or regular mail. Please log on to GROWL and select 'Classes' for the 2015 Summer Term to view your enrollment, or 'Advising/Enrollment' to modify your enrollment.

How do I enroll in a Special Studies, internship, research or other variable unit course?

If you wish to enroll in a Special Study (190 or 290 series: researches, internships) please complete and print the Special Studies Form. The form must then be signed by the Instructor-in-Charge for the course and returned to the Summer Sessions office for processing. Special studies are charged per unit, just like regular courses, and are subject to the regular summer payment deadline.

How do I get a UCR Transcript?

Transcripts may be requested on GROWL or at the Registrar's Office. For additional details, please visit the Registrar's Website.


Academic Misconduct and Affirmative Action Statement

Academic misconduct

At the University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) honesty and integrity are fundamental values that guide and inform us as individuals and as a community. Students must represent themselves truthfully, claim only work that is their own, acknowledge their use of others' words, research results and ideas, using the methods accepted by the appropriate academic disciplines and engage honestly in all academic assignments. Please refer to the UCR Policies and Guidelines.

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More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Summer Sessions Information

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

Tel: (951) 827-3044
Fax: (951) 827-7370