Transferability of coursework taken at other institutions is determined by the UCLA Registrar’s Office and Undergraduate Admission. Both follow UC-wide transfer guidelines.
All transfer coursework and examination credit completed by incoming freshman and undergraduate transfer students is reviewed, and applied to the degree audit, by the Registrar’s Office. If all admission transcript deadlines are met, the review is completed in time for first-quarter (orientation) enrollment.
New student degree audits are finalized by the start of the first UCLA regular-session term.
Continuing students who wish to transfer coursework to UCLA should meet with a school counselor or departmental major adviser, before enrolling at another institution, to determine if those courses apply toward graduation requirements. This includes coursework taken outside UCLA during summer terms. Coursework is applied to the degree audit within four weeks of the date the transcript was received by UCLA.
Students may consult the Transferology website to see how past coursework has transferred to UCLA. Transferology is an advisory tool only, and does not guarantee transferability. Actual course transferability is subject to change without notice, at the discretion of the UCLA Registrar’s Office and Undergraduate Admission.
Guidance for courses not listed on Transferology is not given until a final transcript is received by UCLA.
Students should follow these guidelines to have courses considered for credit:
- attend a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or a recognized international university
- take academic courses substantially similar to those offered by the University of California
- take all courses in proper sequence
- not take courses that repeat material already completed in another college- or university-level course
- not take courses concurrently with enrollment in UCLA regular-session (fall, winter, spring) courses
Final approval of how coursework transfers to UCLA is made only when a complete, official transcript with grades has been received. When coursework has been completed, the offering institution must send the transcript to UCLA Undergraduate Admission, 1147 Murphy Hall, Box 951436, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1436.
- Academic policies about transfer credit
- Transfer credit and final degree audit
- UC Statement of Transfer Credit Practices (pdf)