New Student Checklist: Freshmen

Fall Quarter 2016

The transition from high school to college will be smoother if you make thoughtful and timely decisions about housing, orientation, and other programs. This checklist will guide you through the process.

Step 1: Accept admission, apply for honors and housing [March-April]

Step 2: Plan for New Student Orientation, supply needed information [May-July]

Action/Event Deadline
Report changes in your high school academic record or mailing address
as needed, before the end of your last pre-UCLA class
Request your I-20 to obtain your student visa [international students only, F-1 and J-1 visas] after you accept your offer of admission
Complete your Pre-Orientation Planner survey [required to sign up for New Student Orientation] before May 3, 2016
Sign up for New Student Orientation - signups begin: May 3, 2016
Take the Analytical Writing Placement Examination May 14, 2016
Take the online Math Diagnostic Test June 26, 2016
Submit your immunization history through the Ashe Secure Portal before you attend Orientation
Send us official high school transcripts and test scores July 1, 2016
Consider enrolling in the College Summer Institute July 1, 2016
Apply for your BruinCard July 1, 2016
Apply for parking July 22, 2016

Step 3: Attend New Student Orientation, enroll in classes [July-September]

Action/Event Timeline
Take placement exams at Orientation
Enroll in your Fall 2016 classes at Orientation
Get your first UCLA Degree Audit at Orientation

Step 4: Prepare for classes [September-October]

Action/Event Deadline
Pay tuition and other fees September 20, 2016
Enroll in or waive UC Student Health Insurance Plan [UC SHIP] September 20, 2016
Fall quarter classes begin September 22, 2016
Complete the online Mandatory Health Requirement October 1, 2016

Other things to know before you enroll . . .