Welcome to the Academic Advancement Program

Dear AAP Community of Scholars,

I would like to take this time to welcome you back to campus, and if you are a new student entering this year CONGRATULATIONS on your acceptance and enrollment to UCLA! AAP has a long and rich history of working with students like yourself and we are excited about supporting and assisting you with graduating from the nation’s #1 Public University. We plan to open our offices during the week of September 20 to provide academic support and services. Some services will continue virtually such as Peer Learning and Academic Counseling. We hope to be fully operational in-person in winter; however, this can change based on the course of the pandemic and governmental regulations at that time.

This Fall AAP will be rolling out our Community of Care campaign to support our transition back to campus. The AAP Community of Care is a response initiative that supports AAP students and staff mutual care of one another as we return to campus during a pandemic. More specifically, it is 1) culturally responsive; 2) politically aligned with our communities’ needs; 3) based on personal and community responsibility; 4) starts with compassion (understanding isn’t the same as agreement); and 5) acknowledges mutual respect for different perspectives and opinions.

These have been challenging times. However, we hope to provide you the support and guidance to succeed while you’re enrolled at UCLA. We are looking forward to seeing you and wish you the best as you begin the academic year. Take care and be safe!

Go Bruins!

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