Certificate Programs for International Students

Upon Completing Your Certificate

The Next Steps

Upon satisfactory completion of your program, you will receive a gold seal certificate and be eligible to attend the annual late spring graduation ceremony. Official UCLA Extension transcripts will be available at the end of each academic quarter. The transcript will report all of your UCLA and UCLA Extension courses as well as the grades and academic credit that you earned for each course.

Certificate Program Completion

After you complete the last class in your certificate program, you have a 60-day grace period during which you can:  

  • Remain in the United States for the 60-day period. You can travel anywhere within the U.S., but if you leave the U.S., you cannot reenter.
  • Transfer your I-20 to another U.S. school.
  • Apply for and engage in Optional Practical Training. You remain in F-1 status while on OPT. During OPT you must maintain your health insurance, keep your contact information current, and inform your ISO advisor if you change employers.

You may also apply for a second certificate program at UCLA Extension, to begin the next quarter. You must submit your application to the ISO for the new program before the last class session of your first program. 

Stay in Touch

When you graduate, you join the Bruin family! You can activate your UCLA Alumni Association membership and take advantage of networking opportunities.  Remember to stay in touch and continue to update your contact information via the Student Portal.

vector icon of building

Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

Learn More

vector icon of building

Donate to UCLA Extension

Support our many efforts to reach communities in need.

Innovation Programs

Student Scholarships

Coding Boot Camp

Lifelong Learning