New Student Checklist for Transfers

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

April to June

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 and Scholarships

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. You’ll need your UCLA Logon ID to View Your Provisional Award Letter (PAL) Information. Some scholarships may be reflected on your first PAL, while others may be offered on subsequent award notifications. This brief tutorial will help you understand your financial aid offer. 

For more information, contact Financial Aid and Scholarships.

You must review the provisions of your contract by visiting the MyApplication Status website as soon as possible. You must meet the conditions stated in the Admission Contract to maintain your admission status.
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. 

The housing application is not currently open for students to submit their application. Housing will update all admitted students about the housing process and next steps soon.  We continue to be impressed by your resiliency and ask for your patience while we determine what is possible.

We are making strides toward resuming our normal housing program, but must still proceed with caution until we have a more complete understanding of our housing options for Fall 2021. 

Get housing information and the application.

Bruin to Bruin sessions are your first opportunity to meet with UCLA students. Each session is designed to provide you with lots of information including New Student Orientation, upcoming dates and deadlines, placement exams, academic requirements, choosing classes, and much more. Your Bruin to Bruin session will be hosted by a New Student Advisor (NSA) who will go over important information you need prior to orientation, as well as answer your questions.

Your Bruin to Bruin session will be scheduled for 45 minutes. The first 15 minutes will be introductions and getting everyone situated. Once that is completed, you will be placed in a small group of 2-4 students and have a discussion that will last no more than 30 minutes. The day before your Bruin to Bruin session date, you will be emailed a Zoom link and password; please check your email for this information in order to enter your session.

You will be able to view all available sessions and register for your Bruin to Bruin session through MyUCLA.

June to July

Before the end of your last pre-UCLA class, report changes in your academic record or mailing address.

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

Log in to the Pre-Orientation Planner.

You are strongly encouraged to attend 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 1, 2021, 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


Before you attend orientation, apply for your BruinCard.

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 15, 2021. 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:

July to September

Take a moment to apply for parking.

Spend a moment taking the Transfer Student Survey.

During orientation, you must register for your fall quarter classes.

he UCLA Degree Audit evaluates your progress toward meeting graduation requirements in your major. It’s a critical tool for selecting classes and plotting your academic course. It will be explained in-depth at New Student Orientation. After that, you can create your own audit by logging on to MyUCLA with your UCLA Logon ID.

If you have submitted official transcripts of all pre-UCLA college work — including courses in progress and planned — to Undergraduate Admission, your audit will reflect the evaluation of your transfer credit at UCLA.

September to November

If you completed IGETC or UC Reciprocity, submit your official certification by September 1, 2021.

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 required, it will be noted on your UCLA Degree Audit, which you’ll receive at New Student Orientation. See the last item in Step 3 above for more information about the 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 requirement through in-person programming. Students who don’t attend New Student Orientation will have the opportunity to attend a make-up session in the fall. 

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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