Summer Session and UC Irvine Extension

Gary W. Matkin, Dean, Continuing Education


Several summer sessions are held on the Irvine campus. The summer 2010 schedule is: Session I, June 21-July 28; Session II, August 2-September 8; overlapping 10-week session, June 21-August 27. Those who enroll in these sessions and take an academic program equivalent to a regular quarter may accelerate their progress toward a degree.

Courses offered include a wide variety from the regular session, supplemented by experimental offerings available only during the summer, including courses offered online. Admission is open to all university students, high school graduates, community members, and qualified high school students who have completed their junior year. Admission to Summer Session does not constitute admission to a regular session of the University; therefore, official transcripts of educational records are not required.

In addition to the regular curriculum, Summer Session also coordinates summer travel-study programs providing students with a sampling of collegiate life abroad. Programs are available in the following countries: England, Italy, Chile, Costa Rica, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.

Information is available from the Summer Session Office in the UC Irvine Extension Building; telephone (949) 824-5493. Application forms and course listings are available in March.

Freshman Summer Start Program

Incoming first-year students are invited to take part in the Freshman Summer Start Program (FSSP). Students begin college during the summer, when the campus is more accessible and relaxed. They will be part of a small, highly motivated group of incoming students and have an opportunity to become familiar with the academic rigor and social scene of UCI under ideal conditions of maximum opportunity and support. For more information, including FSSP fees and schedules, visit or call (949) 824-0234.


UC Irvine Extension serves the continuing education needs of the community by providing more than 2,000 credit and noncredit courses, certificate programs, specialized studies, seminars, workshops, and lecture programs annually. Call (949) 824-5414 for a free quarterly catalogue.

Individual courses promote career advancement and lifelong learning, while certificate programs offer the opportunity for a distinctive achievement in a wide range of fields. Certificate programs are a sequence of courses designed to develop in-depth expertise to improve career opportunities. Extension offers 42 certificates and 17 specialized studies programs in fields as diverse as information technologies, engineering, management and leadership, appraisal studies of fine and decorative arts, teacher education, medical product development, finance and investor relations, and paralegal.

To meet the specialized, in-house training needs of business and industry, UC Irvine Extension develops custom education and training programs. Free evaluations of training needs are available from the director of corporate training at (949) 824-1847.

In addition, Extension offers a wide variety of cultural enrichment programs in such areas as art and cultural appreciation, literature, creative writing, personal wellness, foreign language, film, screenwriting, and photography.

Most courses are held on campus in the evenings, on weekends, as well as online to accommodate the working professional locally, nationally, and internationally.

The general public also has an opportunity to take regular UCI courses without formal admission to the University, through Extension's ACCESS UCI Program (also know as concurrent enrollment). Courses are available on a space-available basis with the approval of the course instructor and/or academic department. Call (949) 824-5414 for more information.

Several unique programs complement UC Irvine Extension. The Women's Opportunities Center (WOC) provides resources and support for individuals who are in need of career and life planning programs and services; telephone (949) 824-7128. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers a wide variety of educational and cultural programs for the retired or semi-retired intellectually active adult, all for one annual membership fee. Institute members are also eligible for a 30 percent discount on most Extension courses on a space-available basis. For more information, call (949) 451-1403.

UC Irvine Extension also is actively involved in OCTANe@UCI, UCI's contribution to innovation-based economic growth in Orange County. OCTANe@UCI designs and executes programs that connect Orange County companies, entrepreneurs, and investors with UCI researchers and their projects. These programs are specifically intended to benefit entrepreneurs and companies in the information technology and biomedical industries. OCTANe@UCI provides a forum to exchange ideas to accelerate and foster innovation. Program attendees include entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, large-company executives, UCI researchers, and students. For more information, visit

UC Irvine is also a member of the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW). In joining the consortium, UCI has committed to strengthening the Open Educational Resource (OER) movement, placing UCI on a growing list of prestigious U.S. and international universities already members of the OCW Consortium, including the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Kyoto University of Japan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National Institute of Technology at Tiruchirappali in India, Paris Tech Graduate School, The Open University of United Kingdom, Tufts University, University of Notre Dame, and Yale. UC Irvine's membership in the consortium is consistent with its public and land-grant missions and its desire to play a significant role in contributing to the social welfare of the state, the nation, and the world. OER showcases the University's top instructional efforts and makes course materials free for everyone in the world. Availability of the learning assets and course materials is significant for educators, students, and self-learners. For more information, visit

UC Irvine Extension English and Certificates for Internationals (ECI)

UC Irvine Extension's ESL and Certificate programs prepare international students to pursue their educational objectives in U.S. colleges and universities, as well as provide opportunities for professional development. An intensive English program offers core courses in grammar, writing, reading and vocabulary development. Other topics include conversation and discussion strategies, listening, note-taking, debate, and public speaking. Elective courses such as TOEFL test preparation, business English, and idioms also are available.

Professional certificate programs for international students and professionals are offered in an accelerated full-time format. The fast-paced educational format helps individuals become more effective in their English communication skills, increasing their career potential in today's competitive global business environment.

Requests for information should be addressed to English and Certificates for Internationals, UC Irvine Extension, P.O. Box 6050, Irvine, CA 92616-6050; telephone (949) 824-5991.

An Academic English/ESL program is offered by the School of Humanities to students who have been admitted to UCI. Refer to the section on Admission of International Students in this Catalogue for information.


Although actual ROTC courses are not taught on the UCI campus, a cross-town agreement allows qualified UCI students to participate in the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) or the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (Army ROTC). Academic units earned in these programs are counted as elective units toward fulfillment of UCI graduation requirements. Additional information is available from the Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools, 204 Aldrich Hall.


Through arrangements with the University of California, Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, and the University of Southern California, two- through four-year AFROTC programs are available to all qualified UCI students. Students interested in the two-year program must apply prior to January 15 of the calendar year they wish to enter the program. Successful completion of as little as four semesters or six quarters of AFROTC upper-division academic courses and leadership laboratories can lead to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force.

AFROTC offers a variety of two-, three-, and four-year scholarships, many of which pay the full cost of educational instruction and fees. Four-year scholarships for incoming students must be applied for before December 1 in the year prior to entering college. Scholarships provide tuition and fee payments and a tax-free stipend of at least $300 per month. More information is available from the Department of Aerospace Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, (310) 825-1742, e-mail:, Other detachments are located at Loyola Marymount University, (310) 338-2770, e-mail:,; and the University of Southern California, Colonel Scott Grunwald at (213) 740-2670, e-mail:


Two-, three-, and four-year Army ROTC programs are available to all qualified UCI students. Successful completion of the ROTC program leads to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army (Active, Reserve, or National Guard). Two-, three-, and four-year competitive scholarships which provide tuition and fee payments at UCI, payments for books, and stipends ranging from $350-500 per month are available. Qualified students currently serving in any Reserve or National Guard unit may transfer to the Army ROTC program to complete their commissioning requirements.

More information is available from the Department of Military Science, California State University, Long Beach, (562) 985-5766 or -8108, e-mail:,