Updated October 26, 2020
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.
Fall quarter 2020 instruction began Thursday, October 1, 2020. Winter quarter 2021 instruction begins Monday, January 4, 2021. See the Term Calendar for all important dates.
Enrollment appointments for continuing undergraduate students, and all graduate students, begins November 9. Enrollment appointment times are posted to MyUCLA on October 26.
Fall 2020 and winter 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 will be displayed with a building and room. A list of approved fall on-site classes and list of approved winter 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 to be offered in fall 2020 and winter 2021 is available through the Schedule of Classes and MyUCLA, identifying which classes 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 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 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. Pacific standard time. A $50 late registration fee will be assessed for payments not received by January 7, 2021. Payment must be received by January 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. Pacific standard time to avoid having classes dropped for nonpayment.
There will be no changes 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 fall 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 winter quarter 2021 is December 20, 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.
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).
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. 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. Check our website or the ASUCLA for store hours.
Yes. We have a large number of eBooks available on our website and all UCLA Store course readers are available in a digital format. Additionally, you can search all available eBooks from either of our eBook partners via our Textbook home page.
While UCLA conducts remote learning, you can return purchases at your own expense via UPS or FedEx (no USPS). If you choose to ship a return, ship only via UPS or FedEx and we highly recommend insuring your shipment. Return shipments must be delivered by the standard return deadline. Please include a copy of your purchase receipt or packing list.
Ship returns to:
ATTN: Textbook Returns
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-8355
You can now rent books online from the UCLA Store! Simply select the Used or New books you wish to rent from the UCLA Store. On the Secure Checkout page, in the Gift Message box, enter your Bruin ID# and your official campus email address on file with the UCLA Registrar. The Store will use that information in the processing of your rental order and take care of the rest. All Fall rentals must be received back in-store by December 21st, 2020. All other rental and refund policies apply. View Rental Agreement.
Fall 2020 rental books must be returned in person or shipped by UPS or FedEx no later than December 21st, 2020. If returning by UPS or FedEx at your expense, we highly recommend insuring your shipment. Please include your Name, Bruin card number and email address with the rental return and ship to:
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-8355
Titles may also be returned in-person to Hill Top Shop. See Store Hours.
The Store has a NEW Buyback program for you! We are excited to announce an Online Buyback program with FREE shipping! Visit our Buyback Information page for details. Online textbook buyback quotes are valid for 30 days and included FREE shipping via a prepaid shipping label.
Inclusive Access is a growing program where you are provided digital access to the course materials by the first day of class. You are automatically included as part of your course enrollment and you have complementary access to the materials during the Opt-Out period (through Friday of Week 2). For those remaining in the program, you are then charged for the materials, at a significant discount, during 3rd week of the term directly to your Bruin Bill account. See our Inclusive Access webpage for complete details or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the Store textbooks department by e-mail. For up-to-date information during the online instruction period, see the textbooks FAQ.