University of California, Riverside

Summer Sessions



2014 Admission, Registration & General Information


Step 1: Admission

To take classes during the summer sessions, you must be admitted to UCR either on a continuing status, or as a 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 to our office the printable application form signed by an advisor of the college to which you plan to readmit, so that your Student ID and Permpin can be reactivated. After receiving your confirmation email from our office, you can go to GROWL to enroll.

Step 2: Registration (Enrollment)

Registration Appointment times will be available on your GROWL account beginning April 1st. Enrollment on GROWL starts:

UCR Seniors*..................................................................................................May 15-16
UCR Juniors ...................................................................................................May 19-20
UCR Sophomores ...............................................................................................May 21
UCR Freshmen & Newly admitted/Transfer UCR students .......................May 22
Visiting UC & non-UC students** .....................................................................May 23

*Seniors planning on graduating in Summer 2014 need to contact their advisor to help them register on time.

**Non-UCR students: Once you have received your Student ID number and PERMPIN via email, you can choose your courses, gather the call numbers for each course and its lab or discussion (if applicable), and enroll on GROWL for summer courses.

Step 3: Payment

Once you have enrolled into the class(es) of your choice, you MUST proceed to the "Summer Fees" screen on GROWL for payment instructions to complete your enrollment. Failure to complete the payment instructions in the "Summer Fees" screen will result in the dropping of some or all of your summer classes.  Click here for more information about the pay-as-you-go system.

General Information

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 your academic transcript, or to find out if a class is transferable to your home institution, please inquire from your advisor/counselor at your home institution. 

Clearing Prerequisites

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. It may be necessary to submit your transcripts for verification. Please note that in order to gain permission to enroll, the academic department will need your UCR student ID number. Find an academic department.

Add, Drop, or Withdraw

To add, drop, or withdraw from a course, please follow the steps in the instructions for GROWL. 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)

To change grading method basis, please contact your academic advisor. 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.

Maximum Load

The total number of units a summer student may earn is 10 units per session. This limit may be exceeded for one additional course 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 at your home institution prior to completing, printing and submitting the Enrollment Adjustment Form to our office.

Confirmation of Enrollment

You will NOT receive written confirmation of your enrollment. Please log on to GROWL and select 'Classes' for the 2014 Summer Term to view your enrollment, or 'Advising/Enrollment' to modify your enrollment. 

Late Enrollment

To add a class after the GROWL online registration closes, please fill out the Summer Sessions Enrollment Adjustment form (subject to seat availability, late fees, and session deadlines).

Special Studies (Variable Unit Courses)

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.

Transfer of Enrollment

You may change your course and sessions until the published session add/drop dates. Once GROWL enrollment closes, transfer of registration between sessions is not permitted.

Obtaining a UCR Transcript

Transcripts may be requested on GROWL or at the Registrar's Office (in person or on their site). For additional details or fees for extra requests please visit the Registrar's Website.

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.

Affirmative Action Statement

In accordance with applicable State and Federal laws and University policy, the University of California does not discriminate in any of its policies, procedures, or practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, status as a Vietnam era veteran or disabled veteran, medical condition (as defined in Section 12926 of the California Government Code), ancestry, or marital status; nor does the University discriminate on the basis of age or citizenship, within the limits imposed by law or University policy. In conformance with applicable law and University policy, the University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Direct inquiries regarding the University's equal opportunity policies to Gladys Brown, Director for the Office of Faculty and Staff - Affirmative Action, (951) 827-5604.

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
E-mail: summer@ucr.edu

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