BLACK LIVES MATTER 

In light of recent events, AAP College Counseling wants to take the opportunity to make our stance transparent.  We proudly stands in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter Movement and continuously seeks to bring awareness and action to the constant crimes committed against the Black community. We are incredibly saddened and outraged by the cruel and callous murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor-just a few among thousands of Black lives lost to police brutality. We stand proudly with not only UCLA students, staff, and faculty affected by the ongoing, senseless brutalization of Black people, but also with those within the larger campus community, around the country, and beyond.

The history of AAP speaks wonders and specifically resonates in this instant.  AAP began as a way to and continues to serve historically underrepresented communities amidst a lack of support within the university. Our purpose is driven by the necessity to uplift and support such communities, including Black Bruins. As a program designed to widen access to communities of color we have a duty to work toward the legacy of Bunchy Carter and John Huggins, two Black Panther Party students murdered in Campbell Hall.

We are fully committed to supporting our Black community in fighting the injustices present in their daily lives and the failures of our political institutions in supporting Black people. We are committed to providing resources to educate oneself, petitions to sign, donation funds if financially able, and other concrete ways to make effective change within our local and federal governments. Furthermore, we are deeply upset about UCLA’s involvement in the LAPD’s activities and fully support the Afrikan Student Union and the Black Graduate Student Association in their demands.  We are committed to anti-racism. We are committed to amplifying the voices of our Black community to end the normalization of this despicable violence.

We ask that our extended AAP community also actively advocate against the indiscriminate violence against the Black community and fight for equality, justice, and change every day as our Black peers do.  All lives cannot and will not matter until Black lives do.

With strength and solidarity,

AAP Peer Counseling

AAP College Counseling

AAP Counseling Mission Statement

Academic counseling is an integral component of learning and personal development at UCLA. Appreciating that students are multifaceted, AAP counselors honor the diversity of their experience and background. We foster student empowerment through a developmental approach and philosophy. Counseling supports AAP scholars in order to facilitate academic and personal achievement, by expanding aspirations and future endeavors.

AAP counselors are professional academic counselors who have substantial experience advising students regarding the myriad of questions that generally arise during all stages of your progress to degree. For example, you should see a full-time counselor if you need help program planning for double majors and special degree programs, or if you think you might have challenges in satisfying the senior residency requirement.

We can be of particular assistance to students who are facing any academic challenge, are seeking readmission to the university, or need guidance on making the most of your undergraduate experience. Please come and see us as often as you like – we are here for you and your ultimate success!

If you are an undergraduate in the Academic Advancement Program, we encourage you to consult these pages to educate yourself about the rules affecting your academic career and to explore the many resources available to you here in AAP and at UCLA in general. Please remember however, that each student’s situation is unique and that you should use this site as a supplement to, rather than a substitute for, meeting with your AAP College Academic Advisor.

AAP addresses the specific needs of its target population, and it is very important that you frequent the advising office in order to meet with an AAP College Academic Advisor or process UCLA College petitions and related requests.

All AAP College Counselors are available for scheduled in-advance or same-day appointments. Come to the AAP Counseling Front Desk at 1205 Campbell Hall to schedule a time to meet with your AAP Counselor or Peer Counselor.

Vivian Salazar

Vivian Salazar

Associate Director for Counseling
Jesus Miranda Prado

Jesus Miranda Prado

Assistant Director
Albert Alexander, Jr.

Albert Alexander, Jr.

College Counselor
Michelle R. Anderson

Michelle R. Anderson

College Counselor
Sandra Arreguin

Sandra Arreguin

College Counselor
Jessika D. Herrera

Jessika D. Herrera

College Counselor
Autumn Kanne

Autumn Kanne

College Counselor
Laura Sencion-Mendoza

Laura Sencion-Mendoza

College Counselor
Stephanie Valdez

Stephanie Valdez

Office Coordinator

Please note, petitions and forms may take up to 15 business days to process during Summer schedule. Please check your MyUCLA>Academics >Petitions for updates.