Are you thinking about applying to graduate or professional school? The Graduate Mentoring and Research Programs Office can help!

Mission

AAP Graduate Mentoring and Research Programs (GMRP) offer AAP students the opportunity to obtain valuable research-oriented academic preparation in the social sciences, arts, and humanities.  GMRP is committed to social justice and to the transformation of the academy. In this effort, a special emphasis is made to increase the number of low-income and ethnically underrepresented students in graduate or professional school and in professional academic and research positions. We also encourage students to participate in service learning opportunities and community-based research projects in order to transform their undergraduate experience.

Services

Our free services are open to all AAP students and alumni.  Those services include:

  • One-on-one mentoring with a currently enrolled UCLA graduate student;
  • Review of statements of purpose and other professional school admissions essays;
  • Resource library; and
  • Workshops on graduate school programs, entrance exams, and application processes.

Graduate and Professional School Mentoring

Graduate Mentors work closely with UCLA students and alumni who wish to enter graduate and professional school, assisting them in planning appropriate undergraduate courses, identifying existing graduate and professional programs that fit their interests, and encouraging them to participate in co-curricular activities.  Along with this support, the mentors walk students through the entire application process: from writing a letter of intent, asking for letters of recommendation, to taking the appropriate tests and preparing for interviews.

The GMRP Office also sponsors several research programs for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  These programs receive funding from the UCLA Division of Undergraduate Education, the US Department of Education, and/or the Academic Advancement Program. GMRP is offering the following cohort-based research programs.

AAP Graduate Mentoring and Research Programs Office
1202 Campbell Hall
T: (310) 794-4186
F: (310) 206-3189

Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Staff

ALICE HO, PH.D.
DIRECTOR

AAP Mentoring Program and Research Programs
aho@college.ucla.edu

Ifeoma Amah, Ph.D.
Associate Director

AAP Mentoring Program and Research Programs
imah@college.ucla.edu

TBA
Assistant Director, McNair Research Scholars Program

mcnair@college.ucla.edu

Brittany Wallace
Office Coordinator

bwallace@college.ucla.edu

Grad Mentors

Magali Campos
Educators for Tomorrow Coordinator

John Tran
High Achievement in Math and Science

Channel McLewis
McNair Scholars Mentor

Latana Thaviseth
Research Rookies Coordinator

Ricardo Reyes
Graduate Mentor – Law

Bianca Lizarraga
Graduate Mentor – Pre-Med and Health Sciences

Luis Aviles
McNair Scholars Mentor

Abraham Calderon
Graduate Mentor – Social Sciences

Mary Senyonga
Research Rookies Coordinator

Bernadett Leggis
Community Development and Social Justice Mentor

Tiffany Tran
Graduate Mentor – Pre-Health Science and Public Health

Tonia Guida
McNair Scholars Mentor

Shawntel Okonkwo
Graduate Mentor –  Sciences

Yadira Valencia
UndocuBruins Research Program Coordinator

TBA
Arts Initiative Coordinator

Gianna Ramos
High Achievement in Math and Science Mentor

Need help with your graduate school application?

Whether you are a currently enrolled student or an AAP alumnus, the Graduate Mentoring and Research Program is available to help make your transition to graduate school smoother! We can offer you practical information that will assist you with the application process. We have handouts and downloadable course materials for your convenience. Applying to graduate school is an exciting and terrifying adventure; don’t do it alone!

Graduate and Professional School Resource Library

The GMRP Graduate and Professional School Resource Library has graduate and professional school application resources that you can borrow free of cost at any time during the year. For more information about the resources available, please stop by our office in 1202 Campbell Hall or call us at (310) 794-4186.

Announcement: GRE Fee Waiver

You may qualify for a GRE fee waiver*!

  • Students must present a valid Bruin Card ID to the Financial Aid office personnel
  • Financial Aid will then verify that the student is eligible based on need for the fee waiver
  • Then they will grant you the fee waiver slip right there and then
  • The student will then mail the waiver to the Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • ETS will mail the student a voucher
  • This voucher is redeemed at the testing site

*Note: This process could take at least six weeks.