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UCLA Transfer Admission


Competition for transfer openings has increased in recent years. Thus, strong academic preparation and performance are primary elements in the UCLA admission decisions. The average GPA of transfer applicants who are admitted to UCLA is 3.72, and most students who are admitted have completed most or all of the preparatory coursework for their majors.


Academic Criteria - Overview

  • Transfer Applicants must achieve Junior-level standing (60 semester/90 quarter transferable units completed) by the end of the spring term before transfer.
  • GPA of 3.20 or higher earned in transferable courses.
  • Progress towards completion of major preparation requirements by spring prior to transfer.
    • There may be additional lower division requirements that students may complete--either at their current institutions or at UCLA. Should a major not have specific prerequisites, students are expected to demonstrate interest in academic study by completing coursework in the major.
  • Completion of the UC English composition, mathematics, and additional subject requirements by spring prior to transfer:
    • Two courses in English composition/critical thinking and writing.
    • One transferable math course that has a prerequisite of intermediate algebra or higher.
    • Four transferable college courses in at least two of the following subject areas: arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical and biological sciences. 

  • Transfer Alliance Program (TAP)

    The UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) gives the opportunity to enhance student's ability to transfer to UCLA at the junior level from a California community college. 
  • UCLA Nursing 
    The B.S. Prelicensure program is designed to prepare students for a career in professional nursing practice.

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