Summer Sessions Forms

Summer Sessions Application
The Summer Sessions Visiting Student Application is now open!

Visiting students need to complete this form to apply for Summer Sessions at UCR. Admission to UCR Summer Sessions is a separate and distinct procedure from regular admission to the university and does not give or imply admission to UCR. If you are interested in applying to UCR, go to Undergraduate Admissions. If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree at UCR, go to Graduate Admissions.

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Special Studies Application (for enrollment in -198I, -298I or other variable unit classes)

Use this form if you would like to enroll in directed group study, independent study, research or internship classes (190-290 series). A faculty member’s signature of approval is required. An academic advisor's signature is additionally required for CNAS and BCOE students. The Summer Sessions office will complete the enrollment process after receiving your form. Special studies are charged the per-unit fee and referendum fees for the full 10-week term.

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Enrollment Adjustment Form

Use this form to request any of the following actions: add a class after R'Web is closed, enroll into a full class (space and waitlist permitting), withdraw from a class, change the grading basis of a class, waive prerequisites or resolve a time conflict between two classes. You must be an active UCR student and have a NetID and password to use this form. You must complete the form online, then print and submit the form with all the required signatures to the Summer Sessions office by the posted deadline.

Please note that the Summer Sessions office can only approve Enrollment Adjustment Forms to add to a class that is full if there are zero students currently on the waitlist for the course. If there is an active waitlist, Summer Sessions cannot process the request because doing so would be unfair to the students on the waitlist. 

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Exceptional Circumstances Petition

Use this form only in cases in which circumstances causing the situation are clearly beyond your control. You will need to log in with your UCR NetID and password to access the petition. You must complete the form online, then print and submit the form with all the required signatures and supporting documentation to the appropriate office (more information below). A separate petition is required for each class, even if the explanation is the same.

Exceptional circumstances are defined as events that are beyond the student's control that prevent the student from meeting the applicable deadline(s). Examples of circumstances that are not exceptional and will be denied include, but are not limited to:

  • not needing or wanting a class
  • poor class performance
  • not knowing you were still enrolled in a class
  • not knowing the deadline to the procedure for changing your schedule
  • inability to pay for the class when the fees were due
  • having too heavy a class load
  • wishing to improve your GPA

Important things to consider when completing this petition:

  • In most circumstances, petitions should be filed before the class's final examination. Unexplained or excessive delay in filing a petition may be grounds for denial. Any delay in filing your petition must be accounted for in your explanation.
  • Your petition must be carefully prepared, thorough, clearly stated and submitted in one complete packet. Your petition may be turned away, delayed or denied if it lacks necessary details/evidence. 
  • Any false or suspicious declarations submitted with a petition packet will automatically be sent to Student Conduct & Academic Integrity Programs (SCAIP) for review.

Once you have printed the form and obtained the required signatures, you need to turn the form into the correct office. If you are a visiting, non-UCR student, you must turn your petition into Summer Sessions Help Desk at the HUB (open mid-March through early September) or into the main office at 1100 Hinderaker Hall. Please note that Summer Sessions reserves the right to request additional clarification and/or documentation in support of a petition. If such a request is made, the student has 30 days (unless specified otherwise) from the date of the request to submit the information, or the petition will automatically be denied.

If you are a continuing or dismissed UCR student, you must turn your petition into the appropriate college office for review:

  • BCOE – Office of Undergraduate Student Academic Affairs, Skye Hall 310
  • Business – Undergraduate Business Program, 2340 Olmsted Hall
  • CNAS – Undergraduate Academic Advising Center, 1223 Pierce Hall
  • CHASS – Student Academic Affairs, 3400 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.
  • GSOE – Graduate School of Education, SPR 1223
  • SPP – School of Public Policy, SPR 1223

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