In order to allow enough time to change your Fall I-20 to summer and obtain your visa, the deadline for international students to register for CSI is June 1, 2018.
Visa and Full-time Enrollment Requirement for International Students in CSI
The United States Department of Homeland Security requires all incoming international students to obtain an F-1 student visa. Newly admitted undergraduate students participating in the CSI program must hold F-1 status and maintain at least 8 units of enrollment for the duration of Summer Session C. International students may not participate in CSI while holding a business or a tourist visa (B-1 or B-2) (including those entering the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program).
Once your CSI registration is complete, a combined I-20 reflecting your Summer Sessions registration and fall admissions status will be issued. Upon obtaining an I-20 from UCLA, you will need to apply for an F-1 visa from the U.S. Embassy or Consulate nearest you.
Information on I-20
To obtain a UCLA I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant F-1 Student Status), you must first submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to confirm acceptance of your admission to UCLA. Once you have submitted your SIR, you will be emailed instructions on how to request a combined Summer/Fall I-20 online via the I-20 Request Portal. While completing your I-20 Request online, please indicate in the ‘Comments’ section that you will be participating in CSI.
If you have already completed the request for your Fall I-20 online via the I-20 Request Portal prior to enrolling in the CSI program, please message the Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars (DCISS) at I-20 Message Center as soon as possible to request for an updated Summer/Fall I-20. You will not be able to participate in the CSI program with the Fall I-20.
I-20 shipments will incur a shipping fee that will be billed to your BruinBill account.
Newly admitted F-1 undergraduate students participating in the CSI program must complete a Confidential Financial Statement (CFS) and provide evidence of financial support to cover Summer Session C fees and living expenses in addition to one year of undergraduate tuition and living expenses at UCLA (exact required amounts will populate in the I-20 Request Portal).
I-20 Request Deadline: I-20 requests for CSI students must be completed no later than June 1, 2018.
Students currently in the U.S. holding F-1 status
If you are currently in the U.S. holding F-1 status and have a valid SEVIS record, you must initiate a SEVIS transfer with your current institution to transfer your SEVIS record to UCLA for the Fall Quarter, but you may not require a UCLA I-20 for Summer Session C. Please message I-20 Message Center if you will be transferring your SEVIS record to UCLA.
Enrollment requirements for F1 students
F-1 students must be enrolled full-time throughout the entire period of study. For CSI students, summer counts as the first academic quarter. Students enrolled in summer need to carry at least 8 units to be considered full-time (during the academic year, the minimum is 12 units).
In rare cases, students may be approved for a Reduced Course Load (RCL). If, for example, you wish to drop a course during CSI due to academic difficulty and this causes you to fall below the summer 8 unit minimum, you will need to request an RCL. Since you are only permitted one (1) RCL based on academic difficulty during your entire undergraduate study, be sure to consult with a CSI counselor about any enrollment changes.
For I-20 and F-1 Visa-related inquiries, please contact I-20 Message Center.
CSI move-out is scheduled for September 15, 10:00 am.
Campus move-in will start September 20th.
If you like to stay on campus during that period, you must select “stay-through” when you register to have access to meals and housing for an additional $275.00.
More details can be found on the “Housing” page.
UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP)
Students must maintain sufficient health insurance coverage through September 23, 2018 in order to participate in CSI. As such, students will be automatically enrolled in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP), a comprehensive medical insurance program offered to UCLA students at a prorated fee, reflecting the CSI duration. UC SHIP coverage includes medical, vision, dental, behavioral health and pharmaceutical care.
Those students who already have insurance coverage comparable to UC SHIP and do not want to keep UC SHIP must submit an online UC SHIP waiver application by July 27, 2018 (The waiver application is not open yet; when it is available the link will be provided here). Submission of the waiver application does not guarantee that UC SHIP enrollment will be waived. Unless waiver application is approved, the student will remain enrolled in UC SHIP and will be responsible for the UC SHIP fee.
In addition to UC SHIP charges, all CSI students will be assessed the user fees for the UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center and the UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services. These user fees may not be waived under any circumstances, even if the UC SHIP waiver request is approved.
For CSI students enrolled in UC SHIP, the insurance coverage dates are July 30 – September 23, 2018. However, students will not be eligible for services outside of the Ashe Center, Bruin Health Pharmacy, and CAPS until all CSI fees are paid in full.
Regardless of the UC SHIP enrollment status, all CSI students can access services provided by the UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center and UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services on a fee for service basis.
The UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center (Ashe Center) will be the primary health facility where students will initiate their healthcare needs. For psychological services, the UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will the first appointment students should make.