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Words of Advice
- Students are strongly encouraged to take their required
English and math courses as early as possible with at
least one English course and math course completed by the end
- To be competitive for admission to UCLA, students
should focus on completing the general UC transfer
requirements and major preparation first.
- IGETC is only required for School of Nursing and School
of Theater, Film and Television.
- UCLA does not pre-evaluate course transferability prior
to submission of an application.
- Double check your coursework on ASSIST.
Students may be deficient units because a course
was not transferable, or did not receive credit due to
limitations, duplications or other restrictions.
- Students who have completed courses outside the
California Community College system should compare
those course descriptions with courses in the UCLA General Catalog.
- Courses completed in the summer immediately prior to
transfer cannot be used to fulfill the minimum unit
MAJOR PREP TIPS
- Students MUST complete their major preparation
requirements by the end of spring prior to transfer.
- Students MUST take the correct calculus course sequence
for their major. Visit ASSIST to determine the required calculus course or sequence that fulfills major
- Students applying to a highly selective major should
complete the majority of their major prep as early as possible.
- The most competitive applicants for Business Economics,
Economics, and Psychology will have completed all
major prep by the end of fall prior to transfer.
- Report courses exactly as they appear on your transcript,
including nontransferable courses and withdrawals. You
must report all courses completed at any post-secondary
institution. You may not omit any courses or previous
institutions from your UC application.
- Provide an accurate email address on your UC application
and check that account regularly. You may receive
important information via email throughout the
admission review process.
- List the language of instruction at your high school.
- Provide your fall grades and planned spring coursework
in January through the Transfer Academic Update (TAU)
by January 31st. We cannot review your application if you
have not submitted your TAU.
- Explain any gaps in education.
- Withdrawals, incomplete grades, and academic renewals
are not necessarily viewed negatively. Take time to
address these in your application so that we have a clear
understanding of your academic progress.
- You can import information directly into the UC Application
from the UC Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP).