See below to get an idea of the different ways both prospective and current UCLA students can receive credit for coursework done in advance.
Credit from Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
UCLA awards college credit for AP exams with scores of three or higher. The specific credit you receive depends on the college/school your major belongs to:
Credit from International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams
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:
Credit for UCLA Summer Sessions
Regularly enrolled undergraduates may attend UCLA Summer Sessions for full unit and grade credit. Summer Sessions work is recorded on your UCLA transcript and grades earned are computed in your grade point average.
Check with your college or school counselor about applying these courses toward your minimum unit requirements and for any limitations your college or school may impose on Summer Sessions study. Unlike enrollment in regular terms, you may attend another college/institution for credit while enrolled in UCLA Summer Session.
Credit for Non-UCLA Summer Sessions
From a four-year institution:
You may attend a summer session at a four-year institution or University Extension after you become a UCLA student. Grades earned in a regular summer session at another UC campus are computed in your GPA; grades earned during a summer session at a non-UC institution are not computed in your GPA. The University Extension catalogs provide information regarding the transferability of their courses. Review this information prior to enrolling.
From a community college:
You may also attend a community college summer session after you become a UCLA student. You’ll receive only unit credit for summer session coursework taken; grades earned during summer session at an institution other than a UC campus are not computed in your grade point average.
UCLA will apply up to 70 semester or 105 quarter credits completed at a community college toward the degree. Units earned in excess of this amount may satisfy subject requirements (general education/preparation for the major), but no further unit credit toward the degree will be granted.
In addition, if you’re a student in the College and have completed 105 quarter units, regardless of the institutions attended, you won’t receive unit credit toward the degree for courses completed at a community college. Units earned in excess of this amount may satisfy subject requirements (general education/preparation for the major), but no further unit credit toward the degree will be granted.
Consult your academic counselor and UCLA’s General Catalog for more information.
Credit for Units or Subject Matter Toward Degree Requirements
Although the admission office may grant unit or subject credit for work completed at another institution, the work may not necessarily apply to specific UCLA degree requirements (i.e., general education or major requirements). Contact your college and/or major advisor regarding specific credit applications and limitations. Also, be aware of the residence requirements, which are specific to your school or college.
Concurrent enrollment means taking courses for credit in UCLA regular session (Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter) and at another institution (including UCLA Extension) at the same time. Concurrent enrollment is not permitted except in extraordinary circumstances, and no credit will be given for courses taken concurrently elsewhere without prior approval from your college or school.