Making the Transfer Experience Intentional

Hi everyone and congratulations to all the incoming transfer students! My name is JuliValdivieso. I study African Americans Studies and I am a second-year transfer student. Itransferred two years ago from Ventura Community College. Like my most transfer students Ihave had quite the journey getting to UCLA. I transferred from two different community colleges from…

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…

Research as a Transfer

Hello Future Bruins! Congratulations on your acceptance to UCLA. This is a HUGE accomplishment!! You not only got accepted to the best public university in the nation, but you have done so after having to completely readjust what it means to be a student. AMAZING (to say the least)! My name is Kelly and I…

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…

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…

My Transfer Bruin Journey

I still remember submitting my UC application and the day I was admitted to UCLA like it was yesterday. I never quite foresaw UCLA as a school I would ever attend simply because of its high caliber and my own preconceived notions regarding tuition cost. I never thought I would get in or even attend…

Searching for today, but instead I found tomorrow

Early on in my schooling, I internalized messages that college was not for me. As a first-generation, low-income, non-traditional Chicano student, I clearly remember being told by my high school science teacher to “get used to taking order at McDonald’s” after him accusing me of being drunk. In addition to these messages, I was also…

Welcome, New Bruin Transfers!

Dear Newly Admitted Bruin Transfers, Congratulations on your acceptance to UCLA! On behalf the Transfer Student Center, we are thrilled to welcome you to UCLA. We appreciate and applaud your hard work and dedication to your academic endeavors. Admission into UCLA is an incredible accomplishment and we are so excited to watch you thrive as…

The Optimists: Kevin Brown

Have you met the UCLA Optimists? Over the next several months, the Bruin Blog will be highlighting our student Optimists. These current UCLA undergraduates will give you insight into the application process and tips, student life and culture, and what it means to be a Bruin. As a first-generation nontraditional college student, going to a four-year university…