The Southern California Experience: Los Angeles
Explore the History and Culture of Southern California with Local Experts
The Southern California Experience
Study and live in the heart of one of California’s most vibrant cities – Los Angeles. You’ll share its famous streets with visionary business leaders, groundbreaking artists, and technological innovators.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.
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.