Around a third of each incoming undergraduate class at UCLA is made up of transfers, and 1/3 of UCLA's baccalaureate degrees are awarded to transfer students. UCLA has the largest transfer student population in the UC system, totaling 7,375 enrolled transfers in 2013.* We just accepted 2,900 new transfers. We're proud of our long tradition of Bruin transfer student success.
UCLA faculty, staff, and employers value its transfers' previousexperience. Around 90% of UCLA'stransfers come from the thriving California Community College system, which, in conjunction with the Universities of California, have an rich history of excellent teaching of lower-division courses and providing access for students to world-class UCs and CalStates.* As UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, a former transfer student himself, reminds us:
the beauty of the public UC system is that you do not have to be wealthy or dependent to excel in higher education.* Students who transfer here do just as well in their classes and graduate at similar rates as students who arrive as freshmen.* Their demographics are alsosimilar in age, ethnicity, and gender, but transfers are more likely to be financially independent from families, come from a wider range of socio-economic backgrounds, or be first-generation college students.*
The Bruin Transfer Program (BTP) in the Bruin Resource Center is here to support accepted, current, and former transfer students achieve personally, academically, and socially. If you're interested in transferring to UCLA, visit Undergraduate Admissions. On this website, we provide knowledge of how transfers succeed, provide tools for transfer students to advocate for themselves, and offer suggestions for success for incoming, current, and graduated transfer students.
UCLA Department List (Majors)
AAP Transfer Summer Program (TSP)
UCLA Center for Community College Partnerships (CCCP)
ORL First Year Experience
STOMP (Student Transfer Opportunity & Mentorship Program)
UCLA Campus Tours
UCLA Transfer Admissions
Admissions' New Student Checklist
Sources include: Transfer student suggestions,* frequently asked questions, ethnographic data, SAIRO's population research & qualitative UCLA Transfer Student Focus Groups. Also: Laanan, F. S. (2001); Townsend, B. K. & Wilson, K. B. (2006); Astin, A. W. (1999); Townsend, B. K. & Wilson, K. B. (2009); Wang, X. (2008); Wawrzynski, M. R. & Sedlacek, W. E. (2003).
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