UCLA Extension in Los Angeles


Earn Transferable Credit and Enhance Your Academic Profile

Join UCLA’s Global Alumni Base

With 100 years of academic heritage and unparalleled access to Los Angeles, UCLA Extension offers extraordinary education opportunities in a unique setting. Studying alongside American students, you’ll build your cross-cultural understanding and prepare for your future.

A Valuable Portfolio - Get access to hundreds of leading US institutions by building your portfolio at a school with instant name recognition.
Alumni Status - 3,000 international students from 23+ countries attend UCLA Extension each year.
Signature Courses - Special courses help you understand the economic and political roles played by California and the United States in the world.
Program Certificate - Earn 30+ credits recognized by leading educational institutions across the United States.
English Language Excellence - American Collegiate helps you hone your academic English and improve your communication skills.
Peerless Culture - Los Angeles is a treasure trove of cultural experiences including performance spaces, museums, and sporting arenas, as well as the natural wonders of California.

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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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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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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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.