Transitioning to UCLA

Hi prospective and incoming Bruins! Congrats and welcome to UCLA – we’re so excited to have you join our transfer community. My name is Maxine Zhao and I’m currently in my last quarter at UCLA, about to graduate. I’m double majoring in Political Science and Communications and am originally from northern California, where I transferred…

UCLAtHome

Hey everybody! My name is Brandon Washington.  I am a first year transfer here at UCLA from Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga.  I grew up in Los Angeles County so I, like many others, envisioned myself attending universities like UCLA or USC.  I was ecstatic when I received my acceptance letter and learned that I…

The Value of UCLA

Greetings, future Bruin! My name is Anjenica Ramos (but you can call me Nikki; pronouns she/her/hers). I’m a fourth year Cognitive Science major and Digital Humanities minor. It’s nice to meet you!  First and foremost, congratulations on your acceptance! I want to applaud you on your hard work and accomplishments thus far, especially given the…

From Brazil to UCLA: My Journey as an International Student

Hello everyone! My name is Lucas Yoshida (most people call me Yoshi so feel free to call me that) and I am a 3rd-year studying Business Economics here at UCLA! I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to Los Angeles in 2018 to start my amazing journey at UCLA! Before I…

Investing in UCLA

Hey new Bruins! My name is Renato Escobar (he/him), a 2nd-year psychobiology majorand part of the UCLA class of 2023. I am from Thousand Palms, California and I am veryexcited to share my thoughts, feelings, and steps that I took at the time when I was in yourposition, and hopefully provide you with some insight…

The UCLA Transfer Center

Bienvenidos nuevos Bruins a la Familia! My name is Ivan Vera and I am a 4th year Political Science major, African American Studies minor, transfer student from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am here today as a senior graduating from the #1 public university because of the community, support, and aid I have…

UCLA: Am I Meant to be Here?

Hello everyone! My name is David Franco (they/them). I am a first generation, third year Sociology major from Bellflower, CA. Once again, a huge congratulations on your acceptance to UCLA! You have just accomplished something so wonderful and you should be so proud of yourself! When I learned that I had gotten accepted into UCLA,…

My Transfer Experience

Hi everyone! I want to start off by saying congratulations to all the incoming transfer students on your acceptances to UCLA! My name is Caitlin McKenna I’m an Anthropology major and Film minor. Even though I’ll be graduating this spring, my UCLA journey started two years ago when I was accepted as a transfer student…

Finding Support in the Sciences: UCLA PEERS Program

My name is Mel Miller and I am a second year Biology major with a minor in African American studies. My hometown is far away from Los Angeles in Dallas, Texas; but, I chose to leave the Lone Star State for the greatest college experience I could have ever hoped for.  April 2018 was the…

Tips from a Current Student

Hello everyone! My name is Evelyn, and I’m a sophomore English major (and prospective Film minor) from Shanghai, China. To start off, congratulations on being accepted to UCLA! We’re so incredibly proud of you, and we can’t wait to see what amazing things you’ll accomplish here. Having lived in a few different countries before, deciding…