Words of Advice

TRANSFER TIPS

  • 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 of fall.
  • 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 requirement.

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 preparation requirements.
  • 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.

APPLICATION TIPS

  • 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).