Summer Sessions Is Here for You
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 email@example.com or (951) 827-3044. If you need to speak to someone in person, schedule an appointment with us. Please keep in mind that Summer Sessions cannot assist with summer financial aid or readmission, nor can we waive or adjust holds or fees placed by other departments.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
If you are a graduate UCR student, you will need to contact the advisor of the Graduate Division.
If you are a visiting student, you may contact the Summer Sessions office at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your unit cap be increased for summer. It is recommended that you consult with the academic advisor/counselor at your home institution prior to requesting the unit-cap increase.
- How do I enroll in a special studies, internship, research or other variable-unit class?
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.
- 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?
Why won't R'Web let me enroll in a course even though I am enrolled in the prerequisite in another session? (E.g., enrolled in SPN 001 in session A but unable to enroll in SPN 002 in session B.)
Please contact the Summer Sessions office at email@example.com so we can help you enroll. As long as you are enrolled in the prerequisite, we can help you enroll in any subsequent course(s). We understand this is inconvenient, and we do apologize--the university is currently exploring solutions with the software vendor.
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.
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 the Enrollment Adjustment Form.
What is the difference between dropping and withdrawing from a class?
When a student drops a course on R'Web, they will receive a full refund of the course fees, and a grade/W will not be recorded on the transcript. When a student requests a withdrawal, the student will not receive a refund, and a W will be recorded in lieu of a grade on the transcript. Please note that the drop and withdrawal policies have varied recently due to exceptions made in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For Summer 2021: To receive a full refund of class fees and no record of a course on the transcript, you must drop yourself from the course on R'Web by the published session deadline. If you miss the drop-refund deadline, you may instead elect to withdraw from the course via Enrollment Adjustment Form by the session deadline; a withdrawal will not result in a refund, and a W grade will not be recorded on the transcript. Note: retroactive petition requests to withdraw from a course in Summer 2021 may result in a W on the transcript, as determined by the college.
For Summer 2020: To receive a full refund of class fees and no record of the course on the transcript, the course must have been dropped on R'Web by the published session deadline. If the drop-refund deadline passed, a withdrawal was possible through the published deadline via Enrollment Adjustment Form and would result in no refund; a W grade was not recorded for Summer 2020.
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 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. You will be charged only if you are offered a seat from the waitlist and you choose to enroll at that time. If you enroll before July 15th, the fees will be due July 15, 2021. Fees for courses added later will be due August 13, 2021.
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?
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 July 15th, your class fees will be due in full by July 15th. If you enroll in classes after July 15, your class fees will be due in full on August 15th. Fees can be paid online through R'Web until 9 p.m.
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?
Please note that the drop and withdrawal policies have varied recently due to exceptions made in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For Summer 2021: To receive a full refund, you must drop the course by the published drop-refund deadline. If you withdraw from the course after that date via Enrollment Adjustment Form, you will not receive a refund. W grades will not be recorded on the transcript. Note that retroactive withdrawals may result in a W grade as determined by the college office.
Summer 2020: To have been eligible for a refund, you must have dropped the course on R'Web by the published drop-refund deadline. If you withdrew from the course after that date via Enrollment Adjustment Form, you were not eligible for a refund; however, a W grade was not recorded on the transcript.
Summer 2019 and prior: By electing to withdraw from a class, you agreed to receive a W on your transcript and no refund was issued for the class. The only way to get a refund and have no record of the class on your transcript was to drop the course on R'Web published deadline.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Having trouble enrolling in classes on R’Web? This section is for you! If you need additional R’Web help, contact Summer Sessions .
All summer enrollment takes place online through R'Web. R'Web is a portal that provides access to class schedules, enrollment, records, iLearn, R'Mail and much more. UCR students and visiting (non-UCR) students alike will use R'Web to register for classes.
You will need a NetID and a password to log into R'Web, and you will need to be an active student for summer 2021 to enroll.
If you are a continuing or newly admitted UCR student, you are already an active student and you should have access to R'Web and enrollment. The enrollment process will be the same as it is during the fall, winter and spring quarters.
If you are a visiting (non-UCR) student, you will need to submit the online application form. Once your form is processed (allow three business days for processing), you will be assigned a NetID, which you will use to log into R'Web and to enroll in classes. Please note that if you have previously taken classes at UCR or filled out an application, your student ID number and NetID will stay the same and you may already have access to R'Web; however, registration will be blocked until you submit a summer application.
UCR students with a lapsed or dismissed status will likely be able to log into R'Web with their existing NetID and password, but enrollment will be blocked. To become an active student, dismissed and lapsed students must submit the application. You will receive a confirmation email when your student account has been re-activated so that you can register.