Updated September 14, 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.
Registrar’s Office student services are available through e-mail, Message Center, and Zoom virtual sessions. See the Contacts/Hours page for details.
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.
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: remote, on-site, and hybrid.
A remote offering meets online using applications like Zoom and other instructor identified tools. Remote offerings will have ONLINE for the meeting location.
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 list of onsite classes can be found here.
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.
Due to directives issued by the county public health department, on-site or hybrid class offering have been significantly curtailed. We will be moving to remote-only instruction for the 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 courses to be offered in fall 2020 is available 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.
Enrollment capacity of on-site or hybrid meetings are based on county public health department 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 you normally would 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 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.
The winter quarter 2021 Schedule of Classes will be posted on October 26.
Enrollment appointments for continuing undergraduate and all graduate students begin November 9. Enrollment appointment times will be posted to MyUCLA on October 26.
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 September 25, 2020 at 5 p.m. pacific daylight time. A $50 late registration fee will be assessed for payments not received by September 30, 2020. Payment must be received by October 2, 2020 at 5 pm pacific daylight time to avoid having classes dropped for nonpayment.
There will be no changes in campus tuition and fees.
See the course materials fees list to view per-class charges. These fees will be 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 listed here.
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 fall quarter 2020 is September 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 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. 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 Fall 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.