University of California, Riverside

Summer Sessions

2016 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 2016 and continuing through Fall 2016), a freshman or transfer student admitted for Fall 2016, 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 account 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 2016 on March 1. 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 you can enroll. 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. Please note that you will need a UCR student ID number before any prerequisites can be formally cleared. 

Step 4: Enroll

Registration begins for each student group as listed below. Enrollment will remain open until the late add deadline for each session.*

UCR Seniors**

 Opens May 16

UCR Juniors

 Opens May 19

UCR Sophomores

 Opens May 23

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

 Opens May 24

Visiting UC & Non-UC students***

 Opens May 25

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

 **Seniors planning on graduating in Summer 2016 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.


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