PRE-ARRIVAL & ORIENTATION
|September 13, 2021||September 14 - 18, 2021|
|Day One||Day Two|
|September 14, 2021||September 15, 2021|
|Day Three||Day Four|
|September 16, 2021||September 17, 2021|
|September 18, 2021|
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to register for ACLA Orientation Day 1.
|Fall 2021||Winter 2022||Spring 2022||Summer 2022||Fall 2022|
|Move-In||September 13, 2021||December 27, 2021||March 21, 2022||June 13, 2022||September 12, 2022|
|Orientation||September 14, 2021||December 28, 2021||March 22, 2022||June 14, 2022||September 13, 2022|
|Classes Begin||September 20, 2021||January 3, 2022||March 28, 2022||June 20, 2022||September 19, 2022|
|Last Day of Quarter||December 12, 2021||March 20, 2022||June 12, 2022||September 4, 2022||December 11, 2022|
You will need to meet with your Advisor throughout your journey with American Collegiate, LA. It is recommended that you meet one-on-one with your advisor a minimum of 3 sessions each quarter. Group advising sessions will also be made available via open office hours. Office hours for each term will be announced during week 1 of classes.
Schedule an appointment with your American Collegiate, LA Advisor here.
Students will be pre-enrolled in all academic courses for their first term. Beginning term 2 and beyond, students will meet with their ACLA Advisor to selective 1-2 elective courses, depending on their study plan.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Each transfer destination will ultimately determine which of your academic credit-bearing courses will transfer to their institution. Your advisors will work with you to ensure you are enrolling in courses with the most likelihood of transferring to your desired transfer destination so that you can make steady progress in your degree requirements.
You will be pre-enrolled in all academic courses your first term with ACLA. All academic courses during the first term are required and cannot be changed. Beginning with your second term, you will meet with your ACLA advisor to select 1-2 elective courses, depending on your program track and progress. Each term will have at least 1-2 required courses for your study plan.
ACLA students enroll in a wide range of first-year foundational courses that span the humanities and sciences. Most often these courses will meet prerequisite, general education, and/or elective requirements.
All ACLA students are required to complete the ALEKS math placement exam upon full acceptance to the program. You will have three opportunities to complete the ALEKS math placemnent exam, and it is highly recommended that you complete the first attempt prior to your Pre-Arrival Advising Session with your ACLA Advisor. The ALEKS math placement exam will inform the ACLA Team which course is the right fit for you based on your current skill level, and your ACLA Advisor will provide guidance on the sequence of math courses based on your score and program track.
Students without an ALEKS math placement score will be enrolled in Introduction to Statistical Reasoning (STATS XL 10) their first term. Moving forward, if you do not complete the ALEKS math placement exam (or do not score sufficiently to qualify for advanced math courses), you will not be able to enroll in any additional math courses.
You can learn more about UCLA Extension course here.
Please note that course offerings can change each term. For this reason, you will work closely with your ACLA Advisor to determine which electives are right for you.
HEALTH & COVID-19
Visit https://covid-19.ucla.edu/ for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 on campus.
Individuals with F-1 student visa status are required to show proof of COVID vaccination in order to enter the US. Vaccinations must align with the US’s approved list of COVID-19 vaccines. Only two exceptions apply:
- Student is from a country with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability (see list here ).
- Student is under 18 at the time of travel.
Effective December 06, 2021 – all international travelers (regardless of vaccination status) must show results of a negative coronavirus test taken one day prior to their flight’s departure from a foreign country traveling to the United States.
If neither vaccine exceptions apply to you and you remain unvaccinated, you may not be able to enter the US on the date of your scheduled travel.
For those passengers traveling under one of the above exceptions they must complete and present the Combined Covered Attestation Form to the airline at the time of departure. Passengers must be prepared to answer questions regarding Section 4 of the form and should have a clear understanding of their school's COVID policies.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
To participate in any in-person orientation sessions, you must provide proof that you are fully vaccinated with a CDC-approved or WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine and/or provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours from arrival to LAX.
Please use the zip code 90024 to find a local COVID-19 testing center or vaccination cite close to Westwood Village.
Immigration and enrollment policies
All students are required to be enrolled full-time under their respective ACLA program track. Failure to remain enrolled full-time will result in the termination of the student's SEVIS record (i.e. I-20) and will the student will be dismissed from the ACLA program. Learn more about maintaining F-1 visa status here.
UCLA Extension’s International Student Office (ISO) will help students keep track of their student status while studying at UCLA Extension. Click here for more information about UCLA Extension's ISO.
Students arriving to campus will need to clearly scan the below listed documents and combine them into one PDF. This combined PDF of documents will then be emailed to the ACLA Team at studentservices.LA@americancollegiate.com. This combined PDF of documents must be received no later than ACLA Orientation Day 1.
JOB & CAREER SERVICES
American Collegiate, LA students have the opportunity to earn a UCLA Extension General Studies Certificate, exclusively offered to ACLA student only. Upon successful completion, students gain the following benefits:
The Career Accelerator Program (CAP) at American Collegiate, LA allows for students to build their skills and confidence to enter their desired professional field following graduation. Students will have a dedicated CAP Advisor with whom they can connect directly via Pronto and email. Be sure to check your Pronto for the latest events and opportunities available to students!
PARKING & TRANSPORT
- Required city permits to park in residential neighborhoods
- Street cleaning (often once a week with 2-hour window for no parking)
- Metered or timed parking
- Loading zones or Curb-side pickup only
- Reserved parking for business-specific employees and/or customers
- Anti-Gridlock Tow-Away Zones