Freshmen - New Student Checklist

Fall Quarter 2018

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]

Action Item Deadline
Activate your UCLA Logon ID and password [required for all other steps]

You will need your UCLA ID Number (as displayed on your admit letter)
View your Financial Aid/Scholarship Award Information immediately
View your Admission Contract immediately
Review your immunization requirements and recommendations before you accept your offer of admission
Accept (or decline) your offer of admission
May 1, 2018
Apply for the College Honors program May 1, 2018
Apply for housing and qualify for three-year guarantee
May 1, 2018

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

Action Item 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 4, 2018
Sign up for New Student Orientation - signups begin: May 4, 2018
Take the Analytical Writing Placement Examination May 12, 2018
Apply for your BruinCard two weeks before you attend Orientation
Take the online Math Diagnostic Test July 1, 2018
Send us official high school transcripts and test scores July 1, 2018
Consider enrolling in the College Summer Institute July 1, 2018
Apply for parking July 20, 2018

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

Action Item Timeline
Take placement exams at or before Orientation
Enroll in your fall quarter classes at Orientation
Get your first UCLA Degree Audit at Orientation

Step 4: Prepare for classes [September-November]

Action Item Deadline
Pay tuition and other fees September 20, 2018
Enroll in or waive UC Student Health Insurance Plan [UC SHIP] September 20, 2018
Welcome Week September 20 - 27, 2018
Fall quarter classes begin September 27, 2018
Complete the online Mandatory Health Requirement October 1, 2018
Submit your immunization history through the Ashe Secure Portal November 1, 2018

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