Please note that Summer is not an automatic vacation quarter at UCLA Extension. We offer four quarters of courses annually. You become eligible for a vacation quarter after you have completed three quarters of F-1 study in your program at UCLA Extension. For example, if you begin in the Spring quarter, you become eligible for a vacation quarter the following Winter quarter. Programs that can be completed in two quarters do not qualify for vacation quarters. Program eligibility for taking a vacation quarter is subject to change without notice.
To find out if you qualify for a vacation quarter, please contact your ISS advisor one quarter before taking the vacation.
If you need to leave the U.S. for one quarter but don’t qualify for a vacation quarter, you may be eligible for a leave of absence (LOA). Please contact your ISS advisor to discuss the possibility of taking a LOA outside of the U.S.
If you have a medical condition that prevents you from attending classes, you may be eligible for a medical Reduced Course Load (RCL) while remaining in the U.S. To qualify, you must provide a doctor’s note (a medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy, or licensed clinical psychologist) stating that you cannot attend courses. The dates must be specific on this letter. You can be authorized for a medical RCL for a maximum of one calendar year (12 months) and the medical RCL must be granted individually each quarter.
If you need to leave the U.S. before completing the certificate program, we will terminate your I-20. You will have 15 days to leave the U.S. after your I-20 is terminated.