Transfer Credit Courses

Earn credit that transfers to UC and Cal State schools.*

The classes you need. When you need them.

Graduate on time, earn credits toward your degree, or prepare for graduate and professional schools.

UCLA Extension offers courses in a wide variety of subjects that can help you fulfill graduate program prerequisites or earn unit credit toward a bachelor's degree. Our transfer credit courses are directly transferable to UC and Cal State campuses, plus many universities nationwide.*  Choose from courses offered in Westwood, Downtown L.A., Woodland Hills and online on a number of subjects:

  • Anthropology
  • Chemistry
  • Creative Writing
  • Economics
  • English & Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages
  • Life Sciences
  • Math & Statistics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


XL 1 - XL 199: UCLA Extension courses with XL 1 – XL 199 in the course number are equivalent to undergraduate courses offered by UCLA regular session and provide credit toward Bachelor’s Degrees across all campuses of the University of California (unit and subject credit) and the California State University System (up to 36 units of unit, subject and grade credit) and are also accepted at many universities nationwide. Always check with your receiving institution for transferability, as limits may apply. 

X 1 - X 199: UCLA Extension courses with X 1 – X 199 in the course number are structured in accordance with requirements for UCLA undergraduate courses, but include subject matter not part of the regular undergraduate curriculum. While no courses exactly equivalent to these are offered in UCLA’s regular session, they are transferrable for unit credit toward Bachelor’s Degrees at all campuses of the University of California and up to 36 units of unit, subject and grade credit at California State University schools. Applicability for subject credit is typically determined by a UCLA student’s major department and by other institutions upon consideration of the full course description.

Courses numbered 1-99 are considered lower division (freshman/sophomore); those numbered 100-199 are considered upper level (junior/senior).

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