Applying for Admission
Who can applyUCLA accepts applications from first-time freshmen and junior-level transfer students.
Who is a first-time freshman?You are considered a first-time freshman applicant for admission purposes if:
- you are still in high school, or
- you have graduated from high school but have not enrolled in a regular session at any college or university. You cannot disregard your college record and apply as a freshman.
Who is a junior-level transfer student?
- You are a transfer student if you graduated from high school and enrolled in a regular session at any college or university since your high school graduation. You cannot disregard your college record and apply as a freshman.
- To be considered junior level you must have completed 60-86 semester units or 90-129 quarter units by the time you enter UCLA
Admission to UCLA is highly selective, as we receive far more applications from qualified students than we can accommodate. For detailed information about the freshman and transfer admission processes, refer to our pages on Freshman Admission and Transfer Admission criteria. We also recommend that you discuss your academic program with your high school or college counselor.
- Apply to UC
Fall Quarter (September - December)
- UCLA is open to new students in most undergraduate programs. The application filing period for November 1-30.
- Fall Quarter 2011 application deadline: Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Winter Quarter (January - March)
- UCLA is not open to new applicants for the winter quarter.
Spring Quarter (March - June)
- UCLA is not open to new applicants for the spring quarter.
- UCLA does not offer an early decision option.