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UCLA College Counseling

If you are an undergraduate in the UCLA College, we encourage you to consult these pages to educate yourself about the rules affecting your academic career and to explore the many resources available to you here at UCLA. Please remember, however, that each student's situation is unique, and that you should use this site as a supplement to, rather than a substitute for, meeting with your UCLA College academic advisor.

UCLA College Advising Units

There are four principal advising units administered by the UCLA College:

Since each unit has been created to address the respective needs of its target population, it is very important that you know which advising office you should go to in order to meet with a full-time counselor or process UCLA College petitions and related requests.

For a full list of the counseling resources and special programs offered by the UCLA College, please visit the UCLA Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) homepage.

Academic Administrator Position Opening

College Academic Counseling has an Academic Administrator position open. For more information about this position, please see this information sheet.

Bruin Readmission Program

The Bruin Readmission Program is for students who have been academically dismissed from UCLA to allow access to campus resources and work towards being readmitted.

New Enrollment System Effective Winter 2016 - FAQs

Why is there a new enrollment appointment system?

In order to insure that students have access to courses that are appropriate for their “true class” level, a new system was devised that eliminated AP and IB units from the calculations of appointment times. The new appointments are based on where a student is according to their true year in school, so that students may get access to the courses that they need in order to graduate. For example, a true senior who needs a course for their major will no longer be competing for a course with a student who has senior standing due to AP units.

How does this help course enrollment?

Previously, the appointment times had more students at certain levels, creating large numbers of students enrolling in certain class size times (e.g., freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors) that were not consistent with the actual class size. In addition, lower division students would have an enrollment time that allowed them to take courses that they were not necessarily ready for academically. They would often drop the courses later due to difficulty, which would take seats away from true juniors or seniors who needed the course.

Now, students who need the courses at their true class stage have access to the classes they need to graduate. This means more course availability due to less drops of courses.

What about my priority enrollment?

Priority enrollment is not changing in any way.

Why take out the AP/IB units to do this?

The goal was to create a true class structure for enrollment appointments that was fair to all UCLA students. Using this system for UCLA’s enrollment appointments achieves that.

Why did I take the AP/IB courses in the first place if they no longer count?

The units from AP and IB tests still count. They will be calculated toward your degree as always. Any credit that they count for towards a degree requirement will still count as well. AP/IB units also will count towards class standing – for example, if you want to take a course that is restricted to “JUNIORS AND ABOVE” you can do so if the AP/IB units puts you at the junior level. The removal of AP/IB units only affects the system of assigning enrollment appointment times.

In addition, taking AP and IB courses counted toward your admission to UCLA.

What if I’m ready to take a course that’s now full? I want to graduate on time or early.

If you want a course that is restricted to juniors or seniors, or want a course for your major that is in high-demand, you can always contact the professor or department to see what the enrollment policies are for a course.

If you want to explore ways to graduate in four years or earlier, see an academic advisor. They can assist you with mapping out a degree plan, and talk to you about your enrollment choices before you enroll.

Did you get student input on this?

Yes, several student groups were consulted for their feedback on this new system, and all were highly favorable of it. Even those who benefitted from the current system agreed that this was more fair.

CAC Survey

CAC Survey: Students show high satisfaction with College Academic Counseling!

Please note: the policies and procedures described in these pages apply only to undergraduates in the UCLA College. If you are an undergraduate in the school of Arts & Architecture, Theatre, Film, & Television, Engineering & Applied Science , or if you are a graduate student, please contact your particular school or department concerning its policies.