Summer Sessions Is Here for You
Frequently Asked Questions
You are ready to spend this summer getting yourself that much closer to achieving your degree and career goals, but you have a few questions first. We are ready with the answers! Check out the Frequently Asked Questions below to find the answers you seek regarding summer sessions enrollment, financial aid and more. We have also got some helpful R'Web tips that will guide you through the online enrollment process. Plus, check out our list of fantastic resources across UCR ready to support you throughout the summer.
If you can't find the answer to your question here, contact the Summer Sessions office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (951) 827-3044.
Help with Enrollment
How do I choose my classes?
Check out the schedule of classes for class schedules, class descriptions, and other important information. The UCR General Catalog has class descriptions and degree requirements, which can be helpful when you are choosing classes. The CNAS office maintains this small list of comparable science and math classes offered at UC campuses.
If you need additional guidance and you are a UCR student, your academic advisor can help you choose classes. If you are a visiting student, you should visit your academic advisor/counselor at your home campus to determine which classes to take at UCR during the summer.
How do I know if classes at UCR will be accepted for credit at my home college/university?
In general, UC classes are transferable between UC campuses. However, it is important that all visiting students — whether from another UC or any other school — consult with their academic advisor/counselor at their home institution to determine whether or not classes at UCR will be accepted for credit toward their degree. CNAS maintains a small list of comparable science and math classes at other University of California campuses.
Can I get a copy of a specific class syllabus?
The Summer Sessions office does not maintain class syllabus information. You may find it worthwhile to contact the academic department directly for more help.
How many classes can I take during the summer?
Students may enroll in a maximum of 15 units. This limit may be increased based on proven academic ability and the feasibility 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 so they can increase your unit load, or you can complete an Enrollment Adjustment Form (please keep in mind that this form requires the signature of an academic advisor).
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 enroll in a special studies, internship, research or other variable-unit class?
If you wish to enroll in a Special Studies course (190 or 290 series courses such as research, internships, etc.) please complete and print the Special Studies Form. The form must be signed by the instructor in charge and (for Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering and the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences only) the academic advisor for the class and returned to the Summer Sessions office for processing. Special studies classes are charged per unit, just like regular classes, and are subject to the regular summer payment deadline.
Do I need to send my transcripts to UCR?
In most cases, you will not need to send transcripts to UCR. The only time you will need to submit a transcript to UCR is if you are trying to enroll in a UCR class that has a prerequisite. If this is the case, you must submit your transcript to the department that is offering the class. Please keep in mind that you must first be an active summer UCR student before your transcripts can be reviewed at UCR. Please include your UCR ID number in your communication with the department so they can appropriately add the permission to your student record, which will allow you to enroll.
Enrollment is closed on R'Web. Can I still enroll?
Each session has a limited time frame to late add if class space permits after the R'Web online registration period closes. To enroll late, please fill out and print the Enrollment Adjustment Form, obtain the required signatures and submit the form to Summer Sessions at the HUB Info Desk. Please keep in mind that late enrollments may result in late fees.
- I am trying to enroll in a class that has linked activities (e.g., a lecture and a lab, a lecture and a discussion, etc.). How do I enroll?
Can I enroll in classes that have overlapping schedules?
If you try to enroll in two or more classes that have conflicting schedules, you will encounter a registration error that prevents you from successfully enrolling. However, if you must enroll in both classes, you can complete an Enrollment Adjustment Form. You will need to obtain permission (in the form of a signature) from the instructors of both affected classes. Please keep in mind that the Summer Sessions office does not recommend enrolling in overlapping classes unless absolutely necessary.
Am I allowed to audit classes in summer?
No, auditing classes is not allowed in summer.
Will I get a confirmation of enrollment?
You will not receive written confirmation of your enrollment via email or regular mail. Please log into R'Web to view your current schedule.
I was enrolled in classes, but now I have been dropped. What happened?
If you enroll in classes before June 14, your fees must be paid in full by June 14. If you enroll in classes after June 14, your fees must be paid in full on the same business day that you enroll. If you did not pay your fees in full by the deadline, it is likely that you were dropped from some or all of your classes.
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 Enrollment Adjustment Form and submit it to Summer Sessions at the HUB Info Desk.
What is the difference between dropping and withdrawing from a class?
If you want to get a full refund of your class fees and have no record of that class on your transcript, you must drop the class by the published deadline. You cannot drop a class after this deadline. If the drop deadline has passed but you do not want to receive a grade (either a letter grade or an S/NC), you can elect to withdraw from the class. You will not receive a refund for the class and you will receive a W on your transcript instead of a grade. To withdraw from a class, you will need to submit an Enrollment Adjustment Form to Summer Sessions at the HUB Info Desk.
My class was canceled! Now what should I do?
If your class was canceled, you may enroll in another class in its place or you may elect to receive a refund. In both cases, you will need to go to R'Web, select Registration and drop the cancelled class (if you haven't been dropped already). If you wish to enroll in another class, you may do so and the fees you paid for the canceled class should be credited to the new class. If you incur the $50 Late Fee as a result of enrolling in another class, please contact us at email@example.com so we can review your account and waive the Late Fee, if applicable. If you do not want to enroll in another class, simply drop the cancelled class and a credit/refund will automatically be issued to you.
When do I pay for a waitlisted class?
You only pay for classes that you are officially enrolled in. When you add yourself to a waitlist, you are not officially enrolled. However, if you receive an email notification that a space is available and you choose to enroll, you will then be required to pay for the class on the same day that you enroll. If you do not pay for the class after you have enrolled, you may be dropped overnight and you will have to add yourself to the waitlist again if you still need the class.
Do waitlisted classes count toward my financial aid unit requirement?
No. You must be fully enrolled in a class for it to count toward your financial aid unit requirement.
How do I get a UCR transcript?
Transcripts may be requested on R'Web or in person at the Registrar's office. For additional details, please visit the Registrar's website.
I am a parent/family member of a student, and I have a question about their enrollment/grades/transcripts/etc.
The Summer Sessions office is bound by FERPA to keep students' educational records private, and we can only speak to the student directly about their record. If you are a parent/family member and you have a general question about Summer Sessions, we are more than happy to help, but if you have a specific question about your child's enrollment, grades, etc., we will have to speak directly with the student. For more information about FERPA at UCR, please see the Registrar's website.
Help With Fees
When are my class fees due?
If you enroll in classes on or before June 14, your class fees will be due in full by June 14. If you enroll in classes after June 14, your class fees will be due in full on the same day that you enroll (or the next available business day, if enrollment takes place on a weekend or holiday). Fees can be paid in person at the Cashier's office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–3 p.m. or online through R'Web until 9 p.m. Please be advised that failure to pay your fees in full by the applicable deadline may result in some or all of your classes being dropped. If you do not pay your fees and some or all of your classes are dropped, you are welcome to re-enroll if seats are still available in the class(es), or in alternative classes. Please be mindful, though, that you will have to pay your fees on the same day that you enroll; otherwise, you risk being dropped again.
What are Referendum Fees?
The Referendum Fees (also known as Quarterly Fees) are mandatory campus fees that were approved by ballot by the student body at UCR. They cover such services as the Student Recreation Center, the campus newspaper and the radio station. Learn more about quarterly fees here.
I don't plan on using the Student Recreation Center (or another service funded by the referendum fees). Why do I have to pay for it?
There are no fee waivers for any of the referendum fees. They are all mandatory.
I withdrew from a class, but I am still being charged. Why?
By electing to withdraw from a class, you agree to receive a W on your transcript and no refund will be issued for the class. The only way to have no record of the class on your transcript and to get a refund is to drop the class by the published deadline.
My class was cancelled and I was charged a $50 Late Fee when I registered for another class in its place. Can I get the Late Fee waived?
Yes. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can review your account and confirm that the fee should be waived.
I work at UCR. Do I qualify for a staff discount?
If you are a UCR career staff employee with a non-ending employment date and you are a continuing, active student for the upcoming academic year, you are eligible for reduced Summer Sessions fees. You will need to complete the UCR Career Staff Discount Form and submit it to the Summer Sessions office for approval before the fee waiver will be applied.
I am the parent/family member of a student who is taking a summer class at UCR, and I have a question about their bill.
The Summer Sessions office is bound by FERPA to keep students' educational records private, and we can only speak to the student directly about fees charged to their account. If you are a parent/family member and you have a general question about fees, we are more than happy to help, but if you have a specific question about charges on the student's bill, we will have to speak directly with the student. For more information about FERPA at UCR, please see the Registrar's website.
Help with Financial Aid
Please keep in mind that the Summer Sessions office can only answer general questions about financial aid. Learn more about summer financial aid options on the Cost & Aid page. If you have a question about your specific aid package, you will need to contact the Financial Aid office directly at email@example.com or (951) 827-3878.
Can visiting, non-UCR students get financial aid through UCR in the summer?
Only regular UCR students are eligible to receive aid from UCR. Visiting students may apply for aid through their home campus or another source, but all arrangements will need to be handled by the student, not by the UCR Financial Aid office.
Do I have to take all my classes in a single session to qualify for financial aid?
No, you do not have to take all of your summer classes in one session.
I am having trouble reaching anyone in Financial Aid. Can someone in the Summer Sessions office help me?
The Summer Sessions office can only answer very general questions. None of our staff members are financial aid counselors and therefore the advice we can provide is limited.
I applied for financial aid late. How can I make sure I don't get dropped from my classes while my aid is being processed?
If you applied for aid late and you have already enrolled in classes, the only way to ensure you will not be dropped from your classes is to pay the fees out of pocket and wait to be reimbursed once your aid is ready.