Updated February 26, 2021
In compliance with ongoing, official stay-at-home orders, only essential services remain open on the UCLA campus. However, most student services are available online; or by contacting offices and departments by e-mail, or through the MyUCLA Message Center (log-in required). Students should consult individual office and department websites for information about available services and business hours.
Registrar’s Office student services are available through e-mail, Message Center, and Zoom virtual sessions. See the Contacts/Hours web page for details.
Yes, official paper transcripts are available. Registrar staff has limited access to printing systems, so processing time is two weeks (plus delivery time).
Depending on the degree-award term, some diplomas may take longer to arrive. See the Diploma Release web page for updates. Replacement diplomas sent through USPS first-class mail are not delayed. Other replacement delivery methods may take from three to five weeks; see the Replacement Diploma web page for updates.
Winter quarter 2021 instruction began Monday, January 4, 2021. Spring quarter 2021 instruction begins Monday, March 29, 2021. See the Term Calendar for all important dates.
Enrollment appointments for continuing undergraduate students, and all graduate students, begins February 8. Enrollment appointment times are posted to MyUCLA on January 25.
Fall 2020, winter 2021, and spring 2021 classes are offered three ways: remote, on-site, and hybrid.
A remote class meets online, using applications like Zoom and other instructor-identified tools. Remote classes display Online as the meeting location.
An on-site class is delivered in-person, with students and instructors physically present in a learning environment. The meeting location is displayed as a building and room. The meeting location is displayed with a building and room. Lists of approved on-site classes can be downloaded from the Registrar’s website.
A hybrid class is a combination of on-site and remote sessions. Some parts of the class are delivered in-person, while other class parts are delivered online. The meeting location is displayed as Online and a building/room.
Due to directives issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, on-site or hybrid class offering have been significantly curtailed. UCLA moved to remote-only instruction for fall, with the exception of a limited number of in-person or hybrid courses necessary to train students for essential workforce positions. A list of all classes offered in winter 2021 and spring 2021 is available through the Schedule of Classes and MyUCLA, identifying which classes are conducted completely remotely, which are offered on site, and which are hybrid. If public health recommendations change, plans for in-person classes may change.
Recommended infection control procedures are in place on campus, consistent with guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. These include physical distancing, de-densifying classrooms and other spaces, frequent cleaning of classrooms and facilities, and requiring face coverings while on campus.
Enrollment capacity of on-site or hybrid classes are based on Los Angeles County Department of Public Health protocols and may be subject to change. No exceptions will be made.
Academic departments make enrollment decisions based on the availability of resources to support remote instruction.
Academic departments determine the number of offered classes, and schedule adjustments occur all the way through the first day of instruction.
Manage (add/drop) fall classes as usual through MyUCLA, and follow established processes and deadlines.
Yes, wait-listed classes on your study list have access to CCLE materials. You will be included in communications sent by instructors through the CCLE Announcements forum or the MyUCLA Email to Class feature. Wait lists are maintained through Friday of the second week of classes.
See the Dashew Center website for information to help ensure you can maintain student status. The center also has its own COVID-19 information web page.
Submit a message using the MyUCLA Student Support COVID 19 Message Center topic.
The University is not changing policies and procedures regarding declaring nonattendance or withdrawal. Students should review the following options:
For detailed UCLA refund policy information, see the Registrar’s Refunds web page.
The deadline for online fee payment is December 28, 2020 at 5 p.m. Pacific standard time. A $50 late registration fee will be assessed for payments not received by January 8, 2021. Payment must be received by January 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. Pacific standard time to avoid having classes dropped for nonpayment.
The deadline for online fee payment is March 20, 2021 at 5 p.m. Pacific daylight time. A $50 late registration fee is assessed for payments not received by March 28, 2021. Payment must be received by March 25, 2021 at 5 p.m. Pacific daylight time to avoid having classes dropped for nonpayment.
There is no change to campus tuition and fees.
See the Course Materials Fees web page to view per-class charges. These fees are assessed based on class enrollment as of Friday of the fourth week of the quarter.
Late fees for add, drop, grading basis change, registration, study list, and variable unit change are published in the Course and Study List Fees section of the Registrar’s website.
Undergraduate students in good standing can take one class on a Passed/Not Passed (P/NP) basis.
Check with your program. Graduate Council has temporarily delegated authority to departments, Interdepartmental Degree Programs (IDPs), and schools to allow graduate students in good academic standing to enroll in more than one course graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis for winter quarter 2021. This includes courses within the degree program, with the stipulation that departments, IDPs, and schools must accept these courses towards fulfilling degree requirements if taken for an S/U grade.
Submit a question using the MyUCLA Message Center Enrollment (General) topic.
The deadline to waive UCSHIP for winter quarter 2021 is December 20, 2020. The deadline to waive UCSHIP for spring quarter 2021 is March 20, 2021. Students can submit a waiver through the insurance section of the Ashe Center website.
Students receiving financial aid can find answers related to such changes on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.
UC has issued temporary guidance on establishing residence as follows:
Physical Presence Enrollment in 2020-21 classes that are delivered online serves as a replacement for physical presence if both of the following conditions are met:
Legal Indicia A student who meets the above conditions does not need to acquire applicable legal indicia to prove intent to stay in California by the deadlines in the UC Residence Policy and Guidelines. However, UC expects the student to acquire legal indicia as soon as it is practical
A summary of the temporary changes can be found on the UC residence website. Full details of the regulations are published in the UC Residence Policy and Guidelines (PDF).
Students who choose to buy textbooks and course materials from the UCLA Store may get them online and in store. See the store textbooks FAQ for details. Students can also log in to MyUCLA to shop for course materials.
Contact the store textbooks department by e-mail. For information about academic materials, see the textbooks FAQ.