Updated June 15, 2020
As of Friday, March 20, and in compliance with 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.
Yes, official paper transcripts are available. Registrar staff has limited access to printing systems, so processing time is now two weeks (plus delivery time).
Depending on the degree-award term, some 2019-2020 diplomas may take longer to arrive. See Diploma Release 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 Replacement Diploma for updates.
The fall quarter 2020 Schedule of Classes will be posted on June 17.
Enrollment appointments for continuing undergraduate and all graduate students begin June 24. Enrollment appointment times were posted to MyUCLA on June 1. New undergraduates enroll during their New Student Orientation session.
Fall quarter 2020 instruction begins Thursday, October 1, 2020. See the term calendar for this and other important fall quarter dates.
Courses will be offered in three ways: on-site, hybrid, and remote.
An on-site offering will be delivered in-person with students and instructors physically present in a learning environment. The meeting location will be displayed with a building and room.
A hybrid offering 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 will be displayed with ONLINE and a building/room.
A remote offering meets online using applications like Zoom and other instructor identified tools. Remote offerings will have ONLINE for the meeting location.
We anticipate that 15% to 20% of courses will be offered on-site or in hybrid format. These include, but are not limited to, some laboratory courses, some performing arts classes, some courses in clinical health fields, as well as other classes that would be difficult to offer remotely. A list of all courses to be offered in fall 2020 will be available Wednesday, June 17, through the Schedule of Classes and MyUCLA, identifying which courses will be conducted completely remotely, which will be offered on site, and which will be hybrid. If public health recommendations change, plans for in-person courses may change.
Recommended infection control procedures will be in place on campus, including physical distancing; de-densifying classrooms and other spaces, frequent cleaning of classrooms and facilities; and requiring face coverings while on campus, consistent with guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
It is best to register for your classes now. Register for classes you are most likely to attend under your current situation, and only register for on-site classes if you plan to attend in-person.
Students concerned about their access to courses or making timely progress toward their degrees should contact their college, school, and/or departmental academic advisors for guidance.
To ensure safety protocols, the enrollment capacity of on-site or hybrid meeting will not exceed 38 students. 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.
The University is not changing policies and procedures regarding declaring nonattendance or withdrawal. Review these options
For detailed UCLA refund policy information, see the Registrar’s refunds web page.
The deadline for online fee payment is April 10, 2020 at 5 p.m. pacific daylight time. Classes being dropped for nonpayment has been postponed.
There will be no changes in campus tuition and fees.
Due to remote instruction, all spring 2020 undergraduate and graduate course materials fees tied to specific courses are suspended. See the course materials fees list; these will not be charged in spring 2020.
The School of Dentistry gown and instrument fee is also suspended for spring quarter 2020.
Late fees for add, drop, grading basis change, registration, study list, and variable unit change are suspended for spring quarter 2020.
Yes. Undergraduate Council has approved the suspension of UCLA Senate Regulation A-310 (A) and (E) for spring quarter 2020. This allows undergraduate students in good standing to take more than 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 spring quarter 2020. 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 spring quarter 2020 has been extended to March 30, 2020. 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.
Manage (add/drop) spring classes as you normally would through MyUCLA, and follow established processes and deadlines.
Classes will be offered remotely through the spring quarter. Students are encouraged to return home, but the campus is expected to remain open for those who are living on campus or have other reasons to remain. Instructors will provide information to enrolled students about how to remotely connect to their classes.
Yes. Classes are scheduled to meet only during the stated days of the week and time periods.
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.
While F and J visa regulations limit online course enrollment for purposes of visa compliance, the U.S. departments of Homeland Security and State have approved exceptions that accommodate online courses for students attending institutions that have made COVID-19 adaptations. The Dashew Center will continue maintenance of valid immigration status for students who maintain full-time enrollment (undergraduate students, 12 units minimum; graduate students, 8 units minimum) despite the transition to online instruction. See the Dashew Center website for business hours and additional information to ensure you can maintain your 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.
UCLA courses and programs scheduled in summer sessions A and C are being offered through remote instruction. See the summer remote instruction FAQ for information and updates.
UC has issued temporary guidance on establishing residence as follows:
Physical Presence Enrollment in fall 2020 classes that are delivered by remote instruction serves as a replacement for physical presence if both of the following conditions are met:
Legal Indicia Per existing requirements, the student must still acquire applicable legal indicia to prove intent to stay in California. The deadline to provide such indicia is the end of spring quarter 2021.
See the temporary amendments to UC residence policy. Additional information about intent and legal indicia is available on the Statement of Legal Residence.
See the temporary amendments to UC residence policy; see residence requirements for UCLA and UC residence information.
For students who choose the UCLA Store, course materials continue to be available online and in store. Students may log in to their MyUCLA account or the UCLA Store textbook site to view and shop for course materials.
To help ease the transition to online courses, the store offers free standard shipping on textbook orders of $50 or more through April 5, 2020. The discount is applied automatically to eligible orders. The store continues to offer free delivery to the campus Housing Mail Center and free in-store pickup. UCLA Stores remain open to shop in person; check the store hours web page or ASUCLA app for details.
Yes. UCLA Store has a large number of e-books available in store and online. Course readers are also available in a digital format.
For spring quarter 2020, purchases can be returned in person or by shipping via UPS or FedEx only (no USPS). Details are available on the Spring Quarter 2020 Textbooks FAQs web page.
Rental books are still available. For those ordering online, purchase the books first. Then any time before May 1, 2020, bring your receipt or packing list to the store. Any eligible spring textbook purchase will be converted to a rental, and the cost difference will be refunded to you.
The winter quarter rental return deadline has been extended until March 25, 2020. Details are available on the Spring Quarter 2020 Textbooks FAQs web page.
Contact the Store textbooks department by e-mail. For up-to-date information during the online instruction period, see the textbooks FAQ.