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UCLA Class of 2024 Discussion

10s4life10s4life 2210 replies47 threadsForum Champion UCLA Forum Champion
Hi potential Bruins! Welcome to College Confidential and the 2024 UCLA thread. This will be the official discussion thread for applicants. I’m 10s4life and currently serve as College Confidential’s UCLA Forum Champion and moderate all UCLA related threads. I’m also a current UCLA student and work in admissions as an Engineering Ambassador. Feel free to ask any UCLA related questions here. Note I do not chance. Please refer to released stats and see where you fall, I cannot and all users cannot tell you if you’ll get in or not. Welcome and good luck on the admission journey!
edited June 10
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  • MoonKnightMoonKnight 377 replies9 threadsRegistered User Member
    @10s4life Is there an official transfer thread for students applying as a transfer for the 2020-2021 school year?
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  • MoonKnightMoonKnight 377 replies9 threadsRegistered User Member
    Never mind. I found it. For anyone else who wants to transfer to UCLA and can't find a transfer thread, I'll just post it here.

    https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/uc-transfers/2141430-ucla-transfer-fall-2020.html
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  • achaldachald 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Hi My Son is in IB board , can you tell me what is the range of IB points one should have for a fair shot at UCLA . Every where they are saying GPA.
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  • 10s4life10s4life 2210 replies47 threadsForum Champion UCLA Forum Champion
    edited July 6
    @achald IB scores are the same as AP scores. They are “value added”. Gpa and sat/act are the most important things. Ap and IB scores are negligible in the process. Engineering for instance does not accept IB year scores for credit.
    edited July 6
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  • asdfghjkl2020asdfghjkl2020 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Hello, are there certain things I should pay attention to when I write my Personal Insight Questions (ex. certain characteristics or situations to emphasize)? Is it too late to start doing community service if we didn't do much before?
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  • typiCAmomtypiCAmom 526 replies30 threadsRegistered User Member
    Thanks for all your help before and going forward! A question about AP and subject test scores. I have a feeling D forgot to list the colleges to receive free reports when taking those tests. Should I order them to be sent or they are just redundant? I know only a few AP scores will matter anyway, and since D will be taking those next year after admission decisions, she could (hopefully!) just list the college she’ll be attending at that time. I just wonder if it’s worth it ordering any reports now for admission purposes. Thanks!
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27636 replies148 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    @typicCAmom: No reason to send AP scores now. They need to be sent only to the college where your D ends up attending next year.
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  • lakmaklakmak 5 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    When will the common Data set for Fall 2019 be published for UCLA?
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  • 10s4life10s4life 2210 replies47 threadsForum Champion UCLA Forum Champion
    @typiCAmom What @Gumbymom said. Send it in once you’re admitted
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  • 10s4life10s4life 2210 replies47 threadsForum Champion UCLA Forum Champion
    @lakmak Fall
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  • typiCAmomtypiCAmom 526 replies30 threadsRegistered User Member
    @Gumbymom and @10s4life, thanks! What about subject tests? I know they are not required for non-engineering majors, but are they helpful or somehow expected from non-lower-income students? Thanks!
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  • 10s4life10s4life 2210 replies47 threadsForum Champion UCLA Forum Champion
    @typiCAmom They are value added. Sending them can help. Not sending them doesn’t hurt you
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27636 replies148 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    @typiCAmom: If there are SAT subject test recommendations for the major and it is not a financial burden, then I would have your D consider taking them. If she is not happy with her score(s), she can use score choice and send none, 1 or 2 but they could enhance her application if the scores are competitive.
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  • typiCAmomtypiCAmom 526 replies30 threadsRegistered User Member
    @10s4life and @Gumbymom, huge thanks!
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  • crknwk2000crknwk2000 325 replies15 threadsRegistered User Member
    For those who are interested, I just saw that the admission rate for 2019 was 12%

    https://www.admission.ucla.edu/prospect/Adm_fr/Freshman_Admission_Guide.pdf

    To compare from other years:
    Fall 2019: 111,000 applicants / 12% acceptance rate / 13,320 total admitted

    Fall 2018: 113,761 / 14% / 15,970

    Fall 2017: 102,242 / 16% / 16,456

    Fall 2016: 97,121 / 18% / 17,474

    Fall 2015: 92,728 / 17% / 16,016
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  • TheBibster27TheBibster27 1 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I'm applying from out of state (NC) and was wondering if a high school arts credit is really required for out of state students. I assume that it is required in California high schools, but in NC we do not need the fine arts credit. Thanks.
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  • lkg4answerslkg4answers 1589 replies189 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Yes, a year of visual and performing arts is a requirement regardless of what state you are from. http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/out-of-state/index.html
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  • seniorssenoirseniorssenoir 1 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Would it be worth applying if I haven’t completed all of the A-G requirements? The only class I couldn’t fit in my schedule is a visual arts class. I feel like my application could be strong otherwise, but without it will solemnly be considered.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27636 replies148 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    edited July 31
    @seniorssenior:
    Here is UCLA’s response to another applicant missing the VPA requirement.
    While the University of California have a set pattern of academic courses that are required for admission, we understand that these subject requirements may be difficult for some applicants to meet due to differences in school curriculum.

    All applications for admission are reviewed within the context of courses available to them; if a particular required subject is not available, we will consider the application without it. We would not deny an applicant due to any one single criteria, therefore if the applicant is otherwise a strong competitive applicant but they are missing the VPA course (1 semester or the entire year) we can still admit that student.

    There is no single academic path that we expect all students to follow, but the strongest applicants take the most rigorous high school curriculum available to them.

    Sincerely,
    UCLA Undergraduate Admission
    ASUAR

    My suggestion is to be the most competitive applicant for UCLA, you should definitely make room for a VPA course be it at your local CC for a 1 semester course, on-line or replace a HS course Senior year.
    edited July 31
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  • RA12345RA12345 2 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Hi, 10s4life! I plan on applying to UCLA Engineering for Fall 2020, and I had several questions regarding the admissions process and how it differs from the general College of Letters and Sciences.

    Firstly, I have heard that GPA and SAT scores are some of the most important things considered for admission; is this still true for engineering? Does UCLA only consider STEM classes for engineering admissions or do you consider all classes?

    Additionally, how important is it to have demonstrated interest through engineering-related extracurriculars? For example, if applicant #1 had a high GPA and test scores (especially in STEM) and participated in many extracurriculars and is a strong leader, but doesn't have any engineering experience, and applicant #2 had the same GPA/test scores but participated in more engineering-related activities with less leadership experience, how would each applicant be viewed by the engineering admissions?

    Finally, is it important to demonstrate a specific interest in engineering through the PIQs, or should they be used to highlight other aspects of a candidate (leadership, musical/athletic experiences, etc.)?

    Thank you so much for your time!
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