American Collegiate, Los Angeles
Located in Westwood Village, Los Angeles, this location is only for non-degree-seeking students. Students complete one year of freshman classes through UCLA Extension and cultivate rewarding experiences inside and outside the classroom.

Why Choose American Collegiate LA?

PREPARING GLOBAL SCHOLARS FOR ELITE 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. Study alongside peers on the UCLA main campus, while also benefiting from personalized instruction in small classes.

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

All students admitted to the American Collegiate LA program are automatically enrolled in the UCLA Extension General Studies Certificate program. Upon successful completion of certificate requirements, they will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from UCLA Extension.
With the UCLA General Studies Certificate program, students can:

  • Become a member of the UCLA Alumni Association
  • Access Handshake, UCLA Career Center’s online job board, featuring thousands of job and internship postings
  • Benefit from UCLA Extension’s Career Resources, including online career coaching, workshops, and networking events
  • Take advantage of the UCLA Recreation facilities at no additional cost

EXTENSIVE ALUMNI NETWORKS

Leverage multiple alumni networks (American Collegiate LA, UCLA, and the transfer university of the student) 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 Housing page.

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

Program Fees

  FALL 2019 WINTER 2020 SPRING 2020** SUMMER 2020
PROGRAM LENGTH* 3 quarters 3 quarters 3 quarters 3 quarters
Tuition $39,600 $39,600 $39,600 $39,600
HOUSING $12,376 – $23,163 $11,777 – $22,027 $12,612 – $23,606 $12,778 – $23,930
HEALTH INSURANCE $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
TOTAL $53,976 – $64,763 $53,377 – $63,627 $54,212 – $65,206 $54,378 – $65,530
Note: Costs are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change. The total costs are estimates, and textbooks are not included. *A quarter system divides the academic year into four sessions. Each quarter session lasts about 10 weeks. **Spring intake not offered for American Collegiate, LA in 2020.

Important Dates

For all application and payment deadlines as well as move-in and program start dates, please visit the Important Dates page.

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Take the next step towards studying in the United States with American Collegiate.