Following international student (F-1) visa regulations, Study Abroad students must enroll in courses that will be accepted for degree credit by their home universities.
Proposed Study Plan
To ensure that students are in compliance with this regulation, you are required to submit a Proposed Study Plan with your application, listing a minimum of 10 specific UCLA and/or UCLA Extension courses. These courses need to be approved for transfer credit by the academic advisor of your home university before you arrive for the Study Abroad at UCLA program.
The Proposed Study Plan will also allow our academic advisor to assist you with your educational objectives, and if a specific course is not available, you will have other course alternatives. It is very important to talk with a university advisor or study abroad consultant in your home country to be certain that courses offered through Study Abroad at UCLA are appropriate for you.
Study Abroad at UCLA advisors will guide you through the process and suggest courses where the chances for enrollment are good.
- Course visits
During the first days of the quarter, you will visit courses that appear to meet your academic and personal objectives. Each visit will provide you with a general impression of the course and the professor as well as the chance to review the course plan for the quarter and the assignments that students will be expected to complete.
- Course admission
If you decide to take the course, you must:
- Speak with the professor during the second week of course meetings
- Present an enrollment form
- Ask if there is space available in the course and if you may join
- If the professor and/or department representative agrees, she or he will sign your enrollment form, and you will be able to enroll in the course
Bring the signed enrollment form to UCLA Extension to finalize your enrollment
UCLA Extension Courses
If you decide to enroll in UCLA Extension courses, the enrollment process is much simpler. After checking course availability and prerequisites for your chosen UCLA Extension course, contact the Study Abroad staff to determine the next steps. You may want to visit courses first to make sure that they meet your educational objectives. Please note that most UCLA Extension courses are offered in the evening between 6:30pm and 10pm.