American Collegiate, Los Angeles
Located in Westwood Village, Los Angeles, students in this program will complete one year of freshman classes through UCLA Extension and cultivate rewarding experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

Why Choose American Collegiate, LA?

PREPARING GLOBAL SCHOLARS FOR TOP-RANKED INSTITUTIONS

American Collegiate, Los Angeles (American Collegiate, LA) students take rigorous courses across multiple academic disciplines. Designed for undergraduate students, American Collegiate, LA, allows students to earn recognized first-year university credits that are eligible for transfer to top-ranked institutions.

STAND OUT AMONG OTHER TRANSFER APPLICANTS WITH THE UCLA EXTENSION GENERAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE

UCLA Extension is the continuing education division of UCLA and is one of the oldest and largest continuing higher education providers in the United States.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university, ranked as the #1 public university by U.S. News & World Report (2021), and #9 in Times Higher Education‘s World Reputation rankings (2020).

Through the American Collegiate, Los Angeles program, students complete first-year classes through UCLA Extension to prepare for transfer to institutions across the US and will have the opportunity to earn a certificate in general studies, setting them apart as competitive transfer candidates.

With the UCLA Extension General Studies Certificate program, students can:

  • Become a member of the UCLA Alumni Association;
  • Access the UCLA Career Center’s online job board, Handshake, featuring thousands of job and internship postings; and
  • Benefit from UCLA Extension’s Career Resources, including online career coaching, workshops, and networking events.

EXTENSIVE ALUMNI NETWORKS

Students can leverage multiple alumni networks (American Collegiate, LA, UCLA, and transfer destination school) and career resources to make connections that fast track students’ professional goals.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Comprehensive academic support and concierge services are available to students at every stage of their journey, from making their visa arrangements to navigating the university transfer process from start to finish.

TRANSFER GUIDANCE

Students can work one-on-one with our expert transfer advisors to help them identify their academic goals and customize a strategic plan to get them accepted to their best-fit transfer school.

LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS

Students live and study in LA’s vibrant Westwood Village neighborhood while enrolled in the American Collegiate, LA program. For more information on our living accommodations, please visit our the Housing & Dining page.

*American Collegiate, LA, is an independent first-year program where classes may be held on the UCLA campus. American Collegiate, LA students are not eligible to register for UCLA courses.

If your goal is to go to a US university and you need more support American Collegiate provides you with that one year to prepare for your next step in the US university lifestyle.”
ISABELLE, BRAZIL

Sample Courses

Students can expect to take a variety of first-year courses through UCLA Extension. Click here to view more.
Statistics Precalculus
Principles of Critical Reasoning Introductory Psychology
Principles of Economics: Microeconomics Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
Live, Learn, and Grow Academic Mentoring

Visit the American Collegiate, LA profile page on Shorelight.com for more information about program costs and dates.

Program Fees

Fall 2021
Cost per Quarter Tuition Student Service Fees Health Insurance Total Program Costs
Advanced First Year (3 Quarters) $14,000 $42,000 $3,600 $2,000 $47,600
First Year (4 Quarters) $11,970 $47,880 $4,800 $2,000 $54,680
Extended First Year (5 Quarters) $10,920 $54,600 $6,000 $2,000 $62,600
Academic English (1-3 Quarters) $5,920 Varies by program duration Varies by program duration $2,000 Varies by program duration
Winter 2022
Cost per Quarter Tuition Student Service Fees Health Insurance Total Program Costs
Advanced First Year
(3 Quarters)
$14,000 $42,000 $3,600 $2,000 $47,600
First Year
(4 Quarters)
$11,970 $47,880 $4,800 $2,000 $54,680
Extended First Year
(5 Quarters)
$10,920 $54,600 $6,000 $2,000 $62,600
Academic English
(1-3 Quarters)
$5,920 Varies by program duration Varies by program duration $2,000 Varies by program duration
Spring 2022
Cost per Quarter Tuition Student Service Fees Health Insurance Total Program Costs
Advanced First Year
(3 Quarters)
$14,000 $42,000 $3,600 $2,000 $47,600
First Year
(4 Quarters)
$11,970 $47,880 $4,800 $2,000 $54,680
Extended First Year
(5 Quarters)
$10,920 $54,600 $6,000 $2,000 $62,600
Academic English
(1-3 Quarters)
$5,920 Varies by program duration Varies by program duration $2,000 Varies by program duration
Summer 2022
Cost per Quarter Tuition Student Service Fees Health Insurance Total Program Costs
Advanced First Year
(3 Quarters)
$14,000 $42,000 $3,600 $2,000 $47,600
First Year
(4 Quarters)
$11,970 $47,880 $4,800 $2,000 $54,680
Extended First Year
(5 Quarters)
$10,920 $54,600 $6,000 $2,000 $62,600
Academic English
(1-3 Quarters)
$5,920 Varies by program duration Varies by program duration $2,000 Varies by program duration

Important Dates

Fall 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE I-20 TRANSFER DEADLINE PAYMENT DEADLINE MOVE-IN/ARRIVAL DATE
FALL 2021 August 16, 2021 August 30, 2021 August 30, 2021 September 13, 2021

 

Fall 2021 Virtual
APPLICATION DEADLINE PAYMENT DEADLINE PROGRAM START DATE
FALL 2021 August 16, 2021 August 30, 2021 September 14, 2021
Winter 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE I-20 TRANSFER DEADLINE PAYMENT DEADLINE MOVE-IN/ ARRIVAL DATE
WINTER 2022 November 29, 2021 December 13, 2021 December 13, 2021 December 27, 2021

 

Spring 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE I-20 TRANSFER DEADLINE PAYMENT DEADLINE MOVE-IN DATE / PROGRAM START
SPRING 2022 February 21, 2022 March 7, 2022 March 7, 2022 March 21, 2022

 

Summer 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE I-20 TRANSFER DEADLINE PAYMENT DEADLINE MOVE-IN DATE
SUMMER 2022 May 16, 2022 May 30, 2022 May 30, 2022 June 13, 2022

 

Fall 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE I-20 TRANSFER DEADLINE PAYMENT DEADLINE MOVE-IN DATE
FALL 2022 August 15, 2022 August 29, 2022 August 29, 2022 September 12, 2022
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