Transfer New Student Checklist

Fall Quarter 2020

Welcome new Bruin transfers! Make your transition to UCLA smoother by following this list of important dates and deadlines for transfers entering UCLA.

To easily import these dates into your digital calendar, an iCalendar file is available for download. This is compatible with a large number of products including Google Calendar, Apple Calendar and more.

Step 1 (April to May): Accept Admission, Apply for Honors and Housing

You’ll need your UCLA ID Number from your admit letter. Your Logon ID and password will be your key for logging in to secure sites at UCLA. Activate your Logon ID.

Financial Aid

If you filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California DREAM Act Application on or before March 2, you should now be able to access information about financial aid and scholarships awarded to you at UCLA. 

View Your Provisional Award Letter (PAL) Information. You’ll need your UCLA Logon ID to do so. This brief tutorial will help you understand your offer.

Scholarships

If you applied for any scholarships listed in the UC Application, Financial Aid and Scholarships will notify you of your eligibility. Some scholarships may be reflected on your Provisional Award Notification Letter (PAL) while others may be offered at a later date if you accept admission to UCLA.

For information on other scholarships available to you as a UCLA student, please visit Alumni Association Scholarships, Financial Aid and Scholarships and Scholarship Resource Center

For more information, contact Financial Aid and Scholarships

You must meet the conditions stated in the Admission Contract before your admission becomes official.

A copy of your Admission Contract was included with your letter of admission. You can also view your contract on the Decision Site

If, after reviewing the contract, you find that you won’t be able to meet one or more of the provisions (especially if any of the course information you reported to us has changed or you received poor grades), please immediately follow the steps for reporting changes.

Review the University of California’s immunization requirement before submitting your Statement of Intent to Register. You must complete the UC Immunization Requirement by October 1 or an academic hold may be placed on your account.

Learn more about completing these requirements before the deadline from the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center

 

The UCLA Honors Program is offered through the UCLA College. Although the other schools (Engineering; Arts and Architecture; Music; Nursing; and Theater, Film and Television) don’t currently offer a formal honors component, students in these schools can take honors courses offered through the College. 

Get housing information and the application.

Housing application deadlines:

  • Fall: June 1
  • Winter: First come, first served; based on space availability
  • Spring: First come, first served; based on space availability

Late applicants will be on a lottery waitlist and offered housing based on availability. For more information, go to Ask Housing

Step 2 (June to July): Plan for New Student Orientation, supply needed information

The Pre-Orientation Planner is a survey that will help us tailor our counseling at New Student Orientation to better meet your personal needs. You must submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) before you can access the Pre-Orientation Planner survey, and you must complete the survey in order to register for New Student Orientation.

Log in to the Pre-Orientation Planner.

We strongly encourage you to attend UCLA New Student Orientation. You’ll learn about the campus and many of the services available to Bruins, meet with academic advisors, enroll in your first-term classes and much more.

You’ll receive information on New Student Orientation soon after you submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). Beginning June 5, 2020 at 12 p.m. PDT, you can sign up for a session. You’ll need your UCLA Logon ID to do so.

If you’re unable to attend a New Student Orientation session, you’ll need to contact New Student & Transition Programs so they can advise you on how to enroll and other critical matters. You’ll also need to complete an online module for mandatory health education.

 

Contact Information

New Student & Transition Programs
Phone: (310) 206-6685
Email: newstudents@college.ucla.edu

 

Take a moment to apply for your BruinCard.

Make sure to send us official transcripts through spring 2020.

If you passed any Advanced Placement (AP) or higher-level International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, the official results must be received in our office by July 1, 2020. Provided we receive your official results, credit from these exams should appear on your record some time during your first term at UCLA.

Contact the testing agency to have the official results sent to UCLA.

  • AP: (888) 225-5427 (UCLA’s AP code is 004837)
  • IB: (301) 202-3025

AP Credit awarded at UCLA:

UCLA awards credit for AP exams with scores of 3 or higher. The credit you receive depends on the College/School your major belongs to:

IB Credit awarded at UCLA:

UCLA awards college credit for most IB higher-level exams with scores of 5 or higher. (We don’t award college credit for standard-level exams.) The specific credit you receive depends on the College/School your major belongs to:

Step 3 (July to September): Attend New Student Orientation, enroll in classes

Take a moment to apply for parking.

You must enroll in or waive UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP).

The UCLA Degree Audit evaluates your progress toward meeting UCLA graduation requirements in your major. It’s a critical tool you’ll use to select classes and plot your academic course. Your Degree Audit will be explained more thoroughly at New Student Orientation. After that, you can create your own Audit by logging in to MyUCLA with your UCLA Logon ID.

If you have taken UCLA-transferable college courses while in high school, you should submit official transcripts for this work as soon as possible. Depending on how early we receive the transcripts, credit for this work may be reflected on your Audit at New Student Orientation.

Step 4 (September to November): Prepare for classes

If you completed IGETC or UC Reciprocity, submit your official certification by September 1, 2020.

See whether your transcripts and test scores have been received (you’ll need your UCLA Logon ID).

UCLA Undergraduate Admission will review your application to determine if you need to take the English as a Second Language Placement Exam (ESLPE). If the ESLPE is required, it will be noted on your UCLA Degree Audit report, which you’ll receive when you attend New Student Orientation. See the last item in Step 3 above for more information about the UCLA Degree Audit.

View the ESLPE information and schedule

Participate in True Bruin Welcome Week.

All incoming students must go through a mandatory education program that covers topics including alcohol use, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. The requirement includes an online module and a live presentation.

Students attending New Student Orientation will satisfy the in-person presentation requirement through orientation programming. Students who don’t attend New Student Orientation will have the opportunity to attend a make-up session in the fall quarter.

More information will be sent to students via email in mid-June, along with a link to the online module, “Think About It.”

You must review the University of California’s immunization requirement before you submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). You must complete the UC Immunization Requirement by October 1 or an academic hold may be placed on your account.

Learn more about completing these requirements in advance of the deadline from the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center.

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