Filling Out Your UC Application
- Report courses exactly as they appear on your transcript, including non-transferable courses and withdrawals. You must report all courses completed at any post-secondary institution. You may not omit any courses or previous institutions from your application.
- Provide an accurate email address on your application and check that account regularly. You may receive important information via email during the admission review process.
- List the language of instruction at your high school.
- Provide your fall grades and planned spring coursework in January. To do so, log in to your application and create a Transfer Academic Update (TAU) by January 31. We can’t review your application if you have not submitted your TAU.
- Explain any gaps in education.
- Withdrawals, incomplete grades and academic renewals are not necessarily viewed negatively. Take time to address these in your application so that we have a clear understanding of your academic progress.
- You can import information directly into the UC Application from the UC TAP.
Frequently Asked Questions
UCLA doesn’t require or accept letters of recommendation or official transcripts during the admission selection process. Our review is based on the self-reported information provided on the UC Application. If additional information or materials are necessary, we will contact you directly with a specific request.
Exception: Applicants to majors in certain specialty schools (i.e. Arts & Architecture; Music; Nursing; Theater, Film and Television) may be required to submit additional materials as part of the supplemental application procedures. Learn more about the supplemental application procedure.