FAQs from Admitted Freshmen

Here are the most common questions from freshman applicants who have been admitted.*

We also strongly suggest that you review the New Student Checklist.

*The answers below assume you have been admitted to a fall term.

Q: Does UCLA allow students to defer to a subsequent term?

A: On a case-by-case basis, students may submit a written request for a deferment to another term if they have significant extenuating circumstances, such as being called to active military duty.

Q: How do I accept my admission offer to UCLA?

A: Login to MyUCLA, the student portal, and follow the steps to complete the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR).

Note: if you have not already done so, you will need to first activate your UCLA Logon ID. Your Logon ID and password will allow access to websites at UCLA.

Q: What is the deadline for accepting?

A: The deadline is 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on Friday, May 1, 2020

Q: When is the housing application due?

A: The deadline is Friday, May 1, 2020

For more information, review the UCLA Housing website, or contact their office at (310) 206-7011.

Q: Do I have to take the UC Analytical Writing Placement Exam?

A: Incoming freshmen are required to fulfill the Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR). You will need to take the Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE) if you do not have one of the following:

  • 30 or better on the ACT, English Language Arts; or
  • 30 or better on the ACT, Combined English/Writing (last administered June 2015); or
  • 680 or better on the SAT, Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing; or
  • 680 or better on the SAT Reasoning Test, Writing (last administered January 2016); or
  • 3 or above on either Advanced Placement Exam in English; or
  • 5 or above on the International Baccalaureate Higher Level English A: Literature exam
    (formerly known as Higher Level English A1 exam); or
  • 6 or above on the International Baccalaureate Standard Level English A: Literature exam
    (formerly known as Standard Level English A1 exam); or
  • 5 or above on the International Baccalaureate Higher Level English A: Language and Literature exam; or
  • 6 or above on the International Baccalaureate Standard Level English A: Language and Literature exam

If you have any of the above scores/grades (and you have not already done so), please send us your official records. If we do not have your official test scores (or college transcript), you will not be able to enroll in any English composition courses in the fall quarter.

Q: When do I need to turn in transcripts?

COVID-19 update

UC continues to request that transcripts be submitted by July 1 if at all possible.

Students have until the first day of class to submit official documents before their admission is rescinded.

A: Your final high school transcript(s), any college transcript(s), and official exam results are due July 1, 2020.* If you complete coursework over the summer after graduation, we will need the relevant transcript(s) by September 1, 2020.

* If your transcripts and test scores are not received by July 15, 2020, a hold will be placed on your record. This will prevent you from enrolling in classes and receiving services from the university.

Q: Can I change my major?

A: A major change requires approval by the department of the major you want to switch to. We recommend that you contact the department directly regarding the formal procedures for a major change request. You can also discuss major change options with your advisor at New Student Orientation.

Q: How do I get a parking permit?

A: You can apply for a parking permit through UCLA Transportation. However, you should be aware that permits are not guaranteed. For further assistance, contact UCLA Transportation: (310) 794-7433, transportation@ts.ucla.edu.

Q: When will I receive my Financial Aid notification?

A: If you filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2, you can access your information on MyUCLA.

If you have additional questions about financial aid, contact Financial Aid and Scholarships: (310) 206-0400, Financial Aid message center.

Note: If you have not already done so, you will need to first activate your UCLA Logon ID. Your Logon ID and password will allow access to websites at UCLA.

Q: I received a D grade in the fall semester … or...
I am thinking of dropping a class….

A: If you change your course schedule, receive two or more C grades, receive any grade lower than a C, have your senior year unweighted GPA drop below 3.0, or fail to meet your provisional contract, please report it immediately. We will review these changes in the context of your overall record and let you know whether they affect your admission. You may be required to take additional classes in the summer or, in some extreme cases, your offer of admission can be withdrawn. Therefore, the sooner you notify us of changes, the more options you may have.

Q: When can I meet with a counselor and sign up for courses at UCLA?

A: You will do this at New Student Orientation.

For more information or if you are unable to attend Orientation, contact the New Student &Transition Programs: (310) 206-6685, newstudents@college.ucla.edu.

Q: When is the Honors Program application due?

A: The honors application deadline is May 1, 2020. For more information, contact the Honors Program: (310) 825-1553, honors@college.ucla.edu



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