Proposed study plan
The Proposed Study Plan, submitted during the application process, allows our IP-GEO advisors to provide you with guidance in making the best choices to meet your individual needs and goals.
Undergraduate courses are typically numbered 0-199, post-baccalaureate and professional level courses are numbered 300-499. Learn more about course numbers, including XL, X, XLC.
Courses denoted X 400-499 are generally post-baccalaureate credit-bearing courses and lecture series in professional fields. They are designed in content, focus, and presentation style to standards of instruction used in professional-level degree programs. Credit earned in these courses may lead to the award of formal certificates by UCLA Extension, and may be transferable for undergraduate or post-baccalaureate degree credit, subject to the procedures of the receiving institution.
Courses with numbers 700-999 are non-credit bearing and are not open to Study Abroad or International Certificate students, as all courses must be credit-bearing to be in compliance with student visa requirements.
The decision to accept transfer credit from UCLA, UCLA Extension, or any other university, rests with your home institution. We recommend that you consult with your home university advisor, or study abroad consultant, to determine whether or not credit for specific courses at UCLA will be transferable.
Measuring units of credit
Academic work at UCLA is measured in units of credit. These measure the amount of time that a student has devoted to a particular subject. One unit of credit represents three hours of work per week during the quarter, including both class attendance and preparation.
How to convert quarter units:
- To convert quarter to semester units: divide quarter units by 1.5
- To convert semester to quarter units: multiply semester units by 1.5
- European units: 30 ECTS=22.5 quarter units
- Use a GPA calculator
Official UCLA Extension transcripts are available at the end of each academic quarter. The transcript reports all UCLA Extension and UCLA courses, grades, and the academic credit earned for each course. UCLA Summer Session courses and grades are listed on a separate official UCLA transcript. To order your UCLA Extension transcript, visit the Order Transcript webpage.