Sending Official Records - Freshmen

Sending Transcripts

COVID-19 Update

For students educated outside of the U.S. or with international coursework, please see specific guidelines below.

Every effort should be made to submit official documentation either electronically via one of our approved vendors or via mail. However, we understand that it may be difficult to obtain official copies during this time and will be flexible with submissions of transcripts and official documents if your school does not have an option to utilize one of our approved electronic vendors.

If your school is unable to submit official transcripts electronically through the vendors listed below, we will temporarily accept verified electronic copies of your transcripts and other documents via email. They must be:

  1. Submitted by your school officials (i.e. administrators, counselors, etc) through a school domain email address.
  2. Sent to newbruins@admission.ucla.edu with this text in the subject line: ATTENTION OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.
  3. In addition to the email submission of these documents, physical paper copies must still be submitted via mail in a sealed school envelope as soon as this option becomes available and must be received by our office before you begin classes.

Please note, accountability and integrity are core aspects of the True Bruin Values. As such, your official transcripts will be compared to both your application and the emailed transcripts sent by your school. Any discrepancies may result in your offer of admission being withdrawn, even if UCLA classes have already started.




Through postal mail

Transcripts can be sent to:

UCLA Undergraduate Admission
Attn: Transcripts
1147 Murphy Hall, Box 951436
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1436

Note: Paper documents will only be considered official if they are sent in a sealed school envelope with a stamp or signature on the flap of the envelope.

Electronically*

Electronic transcripts are accepted from the following vendors:

  • Credentials, Inc.
  • E-Scrip
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Naviance
  • Parchment
  • Scoir

We must receive your transcript directly from the transcript vendor. We will not accept transcripts sent through email as official. If your school does not utilize these vendors, you will need to submit official paper copies of your documents.

You can check to see whether your transcripts and test scores have been received on MyUCLA.

* Note: once the transcript is downloaded by our office, processing time is still required. Please allow up to 10 business days for MyUCLA to be updated.

UCLA needs official transcripts from the following:

  • Your high school of graduation
    The transcript must show your entire high school program from grades 9-12 and graduation date.
  • Previous high schools
    If you took courses at any other U.S. school that do not show up (including grades) on the transcript from your high school of graduation, then we will need transcripts from these schools as well.
  • Colleges or universities
    If you took courses at a college or university, submit official transcripts from those schools even if the work appears on your high school transcript.
    Note: the sooner you send us these transcripts, the more likely university credit will be applied to your record when you enroll at UCLA.
  • Non-U.S. schools
    If you took any courses at institutions outside the U.S., submit official transcripts from those schools, even if this work appears on your high school transcript.

UCLA needs official transcripts from the following:

  • Secondary school

    Final official secondary school records (transcripts) must be sent from your school or appropriate authority. The transcripts must verify the academics you reported on your application and secondary school completion with a date of graduation. If your secondary school transcript does not contain a graduation date, please submit a true copy of your graduation certificate or diploma certified by your school, in addition to the transcript.

    If you attended a school system with external exams (IB, A’Level, Indian Year XII, etc), please be sure to have your school include your predicted grades along with your transcripts.

    If your school year finishes after July 1, please notify our office and submit your transcript as soon as it becomes available.

    Note: All transcripts not issued in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation

    Note: If your school doesn’t use one of the approved electronic vendors and is not able to mail transcripts before July 1 deadline, our office will accept verified electronic copies of your transcripts for this year. The transcripts will only be accepted if they are submitted by your school officials (i.e. administrators, counselors, etc) through a school domain email address. Documents must be sent to intlbruins@admission.ucla.edu. In addition to the email submission, physical paper copies of transcripts and other documents must still be submitted via mail in a sealed school envelope as quickly as possible and must be received before you begin classes.

  • Colleges or universities

    If you completed courses at a post-secondary college or university, submit official transcripts from the institution attended even if the coursework appears on your secondary school transcript.

  • External exam results

    We understand that external examinations such as IB and A levels have been cancelled and the examination boards are working closely with high schools on providing students with final grades. We require the students to submit their final external examination grades as soon they become available. In addition, students must submit their transcripts from their high schools including predicted grades.

    • GCSE/IGCSE/O-level, AS Level

      You must request official Certifying Statements of Results from each examining board for all GCSE/IGCSE/O Level and AS Level exams or your school may directly send certified copies in a sealed school envelope. Do not mail your original certificates, as they will not be returned.

    • A Levels/Pre-U

      If you have already received your results for your A Levels/Pre-U, submit them by July 1. If your results are pending and will become available in August, submit them before the end of August.

      Certified copies provided by your secondary school are acceptable if they remain in a sealed school envelope, but cannot be utilized for university credit.

      Cambridge GCSE/IGCSE/O Level, AS Level, A Level, Pre-U can also be sent via CIE Direct.

      Note: UCLA grants university credit for GCE, Singapore-Cambridge, and Hong Kong A Level examinations with passing grades. To receive university credit for A Level exams passed, you must submit Certifying Statement of Results directly from the examining board. Credit will not be awarded from certified true copies of your A Level results or transcripts.

      UCLA does not award university credit for GCSE/IGCSE/O Level/AS Level exams.

    • International Baccalaureate Exams

      You must request official IB exam results directly from the International Baccalaureate Organization. Exam results transcribed onto your high school transcript will not be considered official. If your results will not be available until after July 1, please submit the results as soon as possible after receiving them. It is suggested that before results are released, students request to have their results sent to UCLA.

    • India External Board Exams

      If you indicated on your UC Application that you have completed India Year X and/or India Year XII exams, you must request that your official exam results be sent to our office. Your results must be sent directly from the examining board or your school may send us certified copies provided they remain in a sealed school envelope.

    • Other External Exams

      If you have completed other external exams such as the French Baccalaureate, Abitur, New South Wales Higher Education Certificate, HKDSE, etc., you must request official exam results be sent to our office. Your results must be sent directly from the examining board or your school may send us certified copies provided they remain in a sealed school envelope.

Sending Test Scores

COVID-19 update:

For students educated outside of the U.S. or with international coursework, please see specific guidelines below.

SAT and ACT scores: The University recognizes the challenges that students are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, in response, UC is suspending the standardized test requirement for students applying for fall 2021 freshman admission.

Students applying for fall 2021 are not precluded from taking standardized tests (SAT or ACT) and sending scores if they are able, however, campuses will adjust their internal processes accordingly to ensure that no student is harmed in admissions selection should they not submit a test score.

AP scores: Wherever possible, we would encourage students to take any AP exams listed on their application, especially since UCLA credit can be awarded based on final results. However, we understand it may not be possible for all students given current conditions and our office will be flexible. Please notify us officially of any changes via your decision site.

See the FAQ below for changes to external examinations (IB, A level, India Year XII, etc.).




ACT and SAT Scores

You must also (if you have not already done so) submit official results for ACT and/or SAT examinations you took or indicated you planned to take on your application. 

Institution Codes for UCLA
ACT  0448
SAT  4837

AP or IB Scores

If you passed any Advanced Placement (AP) or higher level International Baccalaureate (IB) exams you must have official results sent to UCLA by the testing agency to receive credit. Provided we receive your official results, credit from these exams should appear on your record sometime during your first term at UCLA.


You can check to see whether your transcripts and test scores have been received on MyUCLA.

Frequently Asked Questions for Students Educated Outside of the United States

Q: What documentation do I need to submit by July 1?

A: Your high school transcript(s) must be submitted showing all four-years of coursework and grades. In addition, if you attended a school system with external exams (IB, A’Level, Indian Year XII, etc), please be sure to have your school include your predicted grades.


Q: My high school is not able to mail official transcripts due to the current situation by July 1 deadline. What are my options?

A: Every effort should be made to submit official documentation either electronically via one of our approved vendors or via mail. However, we understand that it may be difficult to obtain physical copies of school documents and mailing them to our office and we will be flexible with submissions of transcripts and official documents if your school does not have an option to utilize one of our approved electronic vendors. Currently, our office will accept verified electronic copies of your transcripts and other documents, if they are submitted by your school officials (i.e. administrators, counselors, etc) through a school domain email address. Documents must be sent to intlbruins@admission.ucla.edu. In addition to the email submission, physical paper copies of transcripts and other documents must still be submitted via mail in a sealed school envelope as quickly as possible and must be received before you begin classes.


Q: I’m not able to take AP exams listed on my application. What should I do?

A: Wherever possible, we would encourage students to take any AP exams listed on their application, especially since UCLA credit can be awarded based on final results. However, we understand it may not be possible for all students given current conditions and our office will be flexible. Please notify us officially of any changes via your decision site.


Q: My external examination (IB, A level, India Year XII etc.) has been cancelled. What documentation do I need to submit?

A: We understand that external examinations have been cancelled and the examination boards are working closely with high schools on providing students with final grades. We require the students to submit their final external examination grades as soon they become available. In addition, students must submit their transcripts from their high schools including predicted grades.


Q: How will UCLA award credit for IB subjects, the IB Diploma, and GCE A-level subjects given that the examination authorities have cancelled all exams?

A: We will continue to award credit for IB High Level subjects passed with scores of 5, 6 or 7, as well as extra units for the IB Diploma completed with 30 points or more and GCE A-level subjects passed with grades of A, B or C.



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