Freshmen - New Student Checklist


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Fall Quarter 2020

Welcome New Bruins! This page provides important dates and deadlines necessary to set yourself up for success and make the most of your time at UCLA. Follow these action items below to ensure you are on track and be sure to review the resources available.

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 before you accept your offer of admission
Accept (or decline) your offer of admission
May 1, 2020
Apply for the College Honors program May 1, 2020
Apply for housing
May 1, 2020
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
Review I-20 and student visa process [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] June 3, 2020
Sign up for New Student Orientation - signups begin: June 3, 2020 3 pm
Take the Analytical Writing Placement Examination  
Apply for your BruinCard two weeks before you attend Orientation
Take the online Math Diagnostic Test and/or the Chemistry Diagnostic Test July 1, 2020
Send us official high school transcripts and test scores July 1, 2020
Consider enrolling in the College Summer Institute July 1, 2020
Action Item Timeline
Apply for parking TBA
Contact UCLA Parking for details
Enroll in or waive UC Student Health Insurance Plan [UC SHIP] September 20, 2020
Take placement exams at or before Orientation
Enroll in your fall quarter classes at Orientation
Get your first UCLA Degree Audit at Orientation
Action Item Deadline
Pay for parking TBA
Contact UCLA Parking for details
Pay tuition and other fees September 18, 2020
True Bruin Welcome Week September 24 - October 4, 2020
Fall quarter instruction begins October 1, 2020
Submit your immunization history through the Ashe Secure Portal October 1, 2020

(a hold on your record may be placed for non-compliance)

Complete the Mandatory Health Requirement October 15, 2020

Other important academic, financial, and campus resources . . .