Congrats all! The ever-wise @Happy2Help
suggested that we start a new thread of facts like the one already stickied to the top of this form.
Since the buzz currently seems to be about what to do now that you've been accepted, I'll start there. Hopefully other experts like @Cayton
can chime in as well :)
Other topics for posts I was considering:
-what is assist.org and how do I navigate it
-how/where do I apply for UC?
-what is a TAG? where can I find the TAG matrix?
-who reads my essay?
-i made a grammar/spelling/syntax mistake, am I doomed?
-whats the Transfer Admission update?
-where do I submit UCB's forms?
-what is a SIR and how many can I submit?
-i dropped/failed/otherwise messed up a class, what do I do?
-how/where should I apply for housing?
-when are the different deadlines?
-what/when is orientation?
-what is a DAR?
As usual, links/sources are greatly appreciated where they are missing. Additionally, any new/specific questions should be posted to the regular forms (AMA threads are frowned upon on here).
Since it looks like we are in the acceptance phase of this cycle. I'll start with the last bullet point, "when are the deadlines?"
One great resource is the Newly Admitted transfer checklist:
Another is the tracking sheet I made last year (all dates are 2015):
AP Scores: Sent 4/19, Marked 4/29
Official Transcript: Fall: Sent 4/19, (email confirmation on 4/22), Preliminary Pending 4/29
Summer aid: applied before 4/30, confirmed 5/1, updated/finalized 5/23
Education Planner: submitted 5/23
Debt Management Course: completed 6/5
BruinBill Direct Deposit: set up 6/6
UCLA Recreation Acct: created 6/7
Housing: offer made 6/4, accepted 6/11
BruinCard: applied 5/20, accepted 5/22, picked up 6/23
IGETC: applied end of April, Certified by SMC on May 8, Marked by UCLA 6/25
Official Transcript: Spring: ordered on 6/22, completed 6/25, marked on MyUCLA 6/25
Applied for Fall Quarter Parking: (exemption for work) 7/1
Financial Aid: Regular: FAN official (?) on 7/3, MPN on 7/3
Ashe Center/CAPS Forms: completed 7/6
Degree Audit Report System (DARS): updated with ‘Transfer Evaluation’ up to Winter 2015 on 6/8, audit showing equivalent coursework 6/25 (up until Spring 2015), complete 7/6
DEN Pass: bought 7/15, bus pass bought 7/15
Orientation: enrolled 6/4 for 7/13, attended 7/13
Think About it course: email reminder 7/17, completed 7/18
AlcoholEDU: email reminder 8/11, opened 8/17, complete 8/17
Transit Financial Wellness: email reminder 8/11, opened 8/17, complete 8/17
Dorm assignment: 8/27
Volunteer day waiver: signed 9/9
Hope this helps! If I missed anything, or anyone thinks of other topics, let me know!