Preparing Global Scholars for Elite Universities

Acquire the academic edge needed to succeed at America’s leading universities by enhancing your academic profile and cultural fluency.


Discover the Universities that Define American Higher Education

Build a portfolio of unparalleled experiences and coursework tailored to your goals while we help you earn transfer admission to a top American university.

Introducing Academy

Academy is designed for students with the drive to succeed at leading American universities and the courage to immerse themselves in a rigorous preparatory environment. Students take cross disciplinary courses, earn valuable college credit, and apply to a diverse set of schools that meet their personal and professional goals.

Academy students who complete the program acquire the language proficiency and cultural experience needed to thrive at a top institution. Academic support and concierge services are provided prior to arrival and throughout the program. Students live and study in Westwood Village, a vibrant and historic neighborhood of Los Angeles.


The Southern California Experience: Los Angeles

From its heralded academic institutions, to its renowned tech industry as well as its world-famous film industry and gorgeous natural environment, Los Angeles is truly an incredible place.

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Transfer Advising with the Rankings Experts, U.S. News Global Education

Our expert transfer advisors, trained by U.S. News Global Education, help you identify your academic goals and customize a strategic plan to get you accepted into your first-choice transfer school.

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Personalized Support Throughout Your Academic Journey

Comprehensive academic support and concierge services ease every stage of the journey from your home country to program completion. Your dedicated advisor is here to guide you.

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UCLA Extension in Los Angeles

With 100 years of academic heritage and a location in the heart of Westwood Village, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, UCLA Extension offers extraordinary educational opportunities in a unique setting.

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Academy Admissions Process is Unique — Just Like You

The admissions process is designed to assess whether you’re a good fit for the Academy program, culture, and community.

Unlike direct admissions programs, we want to make sure you are the right type of student for this unique opportunity – one who is prepared to prove yourself in an elite preparatory environment, while still striving to receive transfer admission from an elite transfer university or college.
View a sample of the American Collegiate Academy study plan here and Apply on your application process below.

The Application Process


Complete Your Application

Submit your completed American Collegiate application form, along with your upper secondary transcripts, diploma (if available at the time of application) and any available post-secondary transcripts.


Schedule An Interview

In order to decide if you are eligible for our program, a member of our admissions team will contact you to setup an interview to hear your intended study plan


Complete the Process

Congratulations! Once you have been admitted to the Academy, our admissions and student services teams will be in contact to help you prepare for your arrival.