Dear AAP student,

We hope that you are doing well and taking all the necessary precautions to protect yourself from the dreaded COVID-19 virus. We in AAP are working hard to make sure that we can provide you with academic and psycho-social support as you start the Spring 2020 quarter. We are treading on new territory and working with various entities on campus to make sure we are prepared to provide you with the services you may need to meet this new challenge.

AAP will be operating remotely during the Spring quarter for many of our services. New students can still join the program by visiting our website ( and getting directions on signing up for an orientation session. Information about academic counseling, peer learning, mentoring and other services can also be found on the AAP website. If you would like to make a virtual appointment with an AAP staff member please feel free to send an email. Our contact information is located on the website.

We realize this may not be the best situation to operate in, but circumstances beyond our control prevent us from doing otherwise. Again, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We are here to support you during these challenging times. Take care and be safe!

Dr. A
Charles J. Alexander, Ph.D.
Director, AAP

AAP is committed to providing a safe environment for its community and students and is prepared to take necessary steps to that end. UCLA is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will continue to provide information on new developments.  Learn more here.


The Academic Advancement Program, known on the UCLA campus as AAP, is the nation’s largest university-based student diversity program. AAP has enjoyed a tradition of academic excellence at UCLA for over 40 years. As the director of AAP and associate vice provost for student diversity, I am privileged to provide leadership for the innovative programs available to more than 5,600 UCLA undergraduates from diverse populations whose academic profiles indicate they would benefit from the guidance and support available through AAP. AAP promotes academic achievement and excellence through academic advising, collaborative learning workshops, mentoring to prepare for graduate studies and professional schools, summer bridge programs for entering freshmen and transfer students, and scholarships for our students. Many students in AAP come from high-need families, are the first in their families to go to college, are recent immigrants, or come from populations that have been historically underrepresented at the university. I am excited and encouraged by the gifted and talented students in AAP. I look forward to working with you during your academic career at UCLA.

Dr. Charles J. Alexander
Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity
Director, Academic Advancement Program


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