WELCOME TO AAP

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.

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

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