BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT UC LOS ANGELES

2023-2024

UCEAP Reciprocity Information

International Education Office (IEO)
1332 Murphy Hall
Contact your advisor (by country)

Visa and Immigration Information

Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars (DCISS)
106 Tom Bradley Int'l Hall
Contact Dashew
International Student Resources
Dashew Resources Handbook
Newsletter subscription

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Reminders

  • Housing is not guaranteed.
  • A campus housing rental agreement lasts through the end of the academic year (June). If you leave your housing before the end of the agreement, you may be subject to a cancellation fee. Rental agreements in the community may last through August 31, and may not allow for cancellation. Check all terms and conditions before making a commitment.
  • If you apply for more than one housing option, accept only one. You will be financially responsible for all agreements you accept.

University Residence Halls and Apartments (UC Housing)

(Undergraduates/Graduates)

Explore Residential Communities
FAQ and Questions
Apply to Campus Housing
Contact Campus Housing

Application Deadline

  • Fall: June 1, 2023
  • Winter: As soon as you receive your UCLA ID number

Notes: Students admitted as undergraduate students, select "transfer-level" housing. Consider giving priority to apartment living when ranking your choices.  Few singles are available.  Application fee is non-refundable.

Student Cooperative Housing (UC Affiliated Housing)

(Undergraduates/Graduates)

University Cooperative Housing Association (UCHA)
Explore the UCHA
Contact UCHA

Application Deadline: No deadline but early application is encouraged. You will be added to the waitlist and placed as space becomes available. A UCLA ID number is not required. Submit a copy of your UCEAP letter from the dashboard in your account.

Community Housing (Non-UC Housing)

(Undergraduate/Graduates)

Community housing links

Explore Dashew Housing Resources

California housing board

Visit the board to see sublease offers from UCLA students studying abroad.

Dates

We strongly urge you to purchase airline tickets AFTER you have obtained your visa and confirmed travel conditions to the US from your home country.  When you do purchase a ticket, purchase a refundable/changeable ticket.

When should I arrive?

No later than

  • Fall: September 26, 2023
  • Winter: January 7, 2024

No earlier than

  • Fall: August 26, 2023
  • Winter: December 4, 2023

You may arrive no more than 30 days prior to the start date printed on your visa certificate of eligibility (DS-2019). 

Start Date on Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019)

  • Fall: September 25, 2023
  • Winter: January 3, 2024

Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars (DCISS) and International Education Office (IEO)

Orientation 

iStart Registration Begins 30 prior to the start date for your term and must be completed by the second week of the term.
Fall: August
Winter: December

Fee: $59 (subject to change) will be billed to your UCLA account (does not apply until iStart orientation program occurs).

DCISS Visa Check-in

Complete on-line check-in by the end of week two of the term.

UCLA IEO Orientation

Fall: September 27, 2023 (6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Moore Hall, room 100)
Winter: January 8, 2024 (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Moore Hall, room 100)

Housing Move-In Dates

Campus Housing Move-In Dates: Dates vary with housing assignment.

Co-Op Move-In Dates

Temporary Accommodation (Non-UC Housing)

Ground Transport to Campus

Enrollment Resources

About ID Numbers at UC Los Angeles

Students must have their UCLA Logon ID and password to enroll in MyUCLA.

Multi-factor authentication keeps your information safe.

Registering for Classes

Undergraduate Students

Enrolling in Classes

Enrollment Period

  • View your appointment time in MyUCLA. All times are California time. Check for the corresponding time in your location.
    • Fall
      • Your appointment time is available June 5, 2023 
      • Schedule of classes is available June 5, 2023 
      • Pass times begin - June 29, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.
    • Winter
      • Your appointment time is available October 23, 2023   
      • Schedule of classes is available October 23, 2023
      • Pass times begin -
        • 1st Pass: November 9, 2023 at 8:30 p.m.
        • 2nd Pass: November 16, 2023 at 8:30 p.m. 
  • Space in class fills quickly so be prepared to enroll as soon as your pass time begins.
  • Enrollment appointments are located under the CLASSES tab. Select Enrollments, then select Enrollment Appointment

If the MyUCLA enrollment system indicates that a code/permission to enroll is required:

  • Locate the course in the Schedule of Classes
    • Browse to the courses in your area of study.
    • You can use the “Filter Results” bar for more detailed results.
  • Consult the course details under the section link to determine that you meet all course prerequisites
  • E-mail the academic advisor or instructor to request permission to enroll (consult the listing of department webpages for the undergraduate department advisor contact information).
  • Include information about your academic preparation for any course prerequisites using the prerequisite clearance request form.
Online (definition as used in the Schedule of Classes)
  • Online: Classes will be held at scheduled times with faculty delivering course content using remote communication tools and students in attendance using those tools. Faculty will not record the class.
  • Online - Recorded: Classes will be held at scheduled times with faculty delivering course content using remote communication tools and with students in attendance using those tools. Faculty will record the class and make available those scheduled activities for subsequent use by students. However, students should be aware that faculty may still request their participation during scheduled meeting times.
  • Online - Asynchronous: With the exception of office hours or review sections, there are no pre-scheduled sessions for this class. Lectures and all class content will be available online.
Advising pages for:

Graduate Students

Graduate students usually register after consultation with the department’s graduate advisor. Check with your host department for registration advising.

Student Account

Check your account regularly to pay your fees and avoid late fees.  

Fees
  • International Student Orientation fee: $59 (subject to change) will be billed to your UCLA account (does not apply until iStart orientation program occurs).
  • Registrar's Document fee: $50 one-time fee (subject to change) that provides lifetime access to official transcripts, incomplete grade removal, and academic verifications.   
  • UCSA (UC Student Association) fee: $7;  this fee is not mandatory, and you may opt-out (choose to not participate) before the deadline.
    • Opt-out deadline
      • Fall- September 20 ($3)
      • Winter-December 20 ($2)
      • Spring- March 20 ($2)
  • Health Insurance Fees: Fees will be billed to your account each quarter. See Health Insurance and Services information.

2023-2024 costs and information are listed below. 

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

You will automatically be enrolled in your host university health insurance plan. No action is required.

Insurance Information

  • Undergraduates: $1067.49 each quarter
  • Graduates: $1,857.11 each quarter
Payment Deadlines
  • Fall: September 20, 2023
  • Winter: December 20, 2023
  • Spring: March 20, 2024
Effective Dates
  • Fall: September 25, 2023 - January 2, 2024
  • Winter: January 3,2024 - March 26, 2024
  • Spring*: March 27, 2024 - September 22, 2024

* If you are a registered student during spring quarter or semester, your spring SHIP fee provides coverage through the end of summer.

Immunization and TB Screening

COVID-19 

Health requirements and recommendations 

Upload documentation through the Ashe Patient Portal  (Select the yellow button on the upper right of the page.)

Deadline

  • Fall: As soon as possible but no later than October 1, 2023. Enrollment holds will be placed November 1, 2023 for non-compliance.
  • Winter: As soon as possible but no later than January 1, 2024. Enrollment holds will be placed February 1, 2024 for non-compliance.

View fees for immunization services.

Waiving SHIP

To waive SHIP, you must apply for waiver by submitting documentation of comparable health insurance. Waiver must be approved by your host UC.

If you are waiving SHIP, consider adding BruinCare for access to Ashe services on campus.

Waiver Deadlines
  • Fall: September 25, 2023
  • Winter: December 20, 2023
  • Spring: March 20, 2024

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