Prospective Students

Choosing a university is no small feat. It's important to make sure that the schools you apply to have the programs and resources that meet your personal and academic needs. It's also important to understand what the schools expect from you.

We believe UCLA offers some of the best academic and student-services programs around; our undergraduates are some of the most accomplished and motivated students anywhere. Find out for yourself. Use the links below to learn more about what it takes to be a Bruin.

What you need to know about UCLA and how to apply

The Basics

How our admission process works for...

Other information

  • Residence for Tuition Purposes at UCLA
    Note: The financial independence requirement makes it extremely difficult for most undergraduate students whose parents are not California residents, including students from community colleges and other post-secondary institutions within California, to qualify for classification as a resident at the University of California. Transfer students who were classified as residents of California at their previous school should not assume that they will be classified as residents at UCLA.
  • Obtaining College Board school codes
    To obtain the College Board code for any high schools and colleges you have attended or will attend before enrolling at the UCLA, use the online code search, provided by the College Board.