Dear AAP Community,

In response to the university-wide social distancing directives, AAP GM is conducting all seminars, workshops, and mentoring appointments virtually. We will continue to provide our workshops, resources, and personalized mentoring appointments through a variety of UCLA supported platforms. 

For the most up to date information on our services, please continue to check our website or check out our social media linked below. We remain committed to supporting your interest and plans towards your post-baccalaureate degrees. Thank you for your patience during this challenging time and look forward to seeing you soon.


Graduate Mentoring Staff

Mission Statement

AAP Graduate Mentoring (GM) offers AAP students the opportunity to obtain valuable research-oriented academic preparation in the social sciences, arts, and humanities.  GM 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.

Graduate and Professional School Mentoring Services

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.

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

Contact Us

AAP Graduate Mentoring
1202 Campbell Hall

E: aapmentoring@college.ucla.edu
T: (310) 794-4186
F: (310) 206-3189

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

Social Media

In order to stay updated with Graduate Mentoring make sure to engage with us on our social media accounts by visiting the Graduate Mentoring Facebook page, following the official Graduate Mentoring Instagram, and linking with us on the Graduate Mentoring LinkedIn page!

Please note that Graduate Mentoring Drop In Hours and the Virtual Front Desk are currently closed for the Summer break and will reopen in the Fall quarter.

To meet with a Graduate Student Mentor, please complete the Graduate Mentoring Appointment Request Form.

We look forward to seeing you!

Schedule An Appointment:

To RSVP to any of our workshops or events, please use the AAP Graduate Mentoring Workshops Registration Form.

The GM 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. GM is offering the following cohort-based research programs.


Need help with your graduate school application?

Whether you are a currently enrolled student or an AAP alumnus, the Graduate Mentoring 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

**Currently being transitioned to an online resource library**

The GM 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.

GRE Fee Reduction: Graduate Record Exam

You may qualify for a GRE fee reduction*! Visit the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website for more information and qualifications:

*Note: This process could take a couple of weeks so please plan ahead.

Pre-Med/Pre-Health Student Manual

Put together by students for students, consider checking out our AAP Pre-Med/Pre-Health Manual.

Graduate Student Mentors

Student Workers

Niabi Campbell

Student Worker

e: ncampbell@college.ucla.edu

Taylor Smith

Student Worker

e: tsmith@college.ucla.edu


Carolina San Juan, Ph.D.

Director, Graduate Mentoring

e: csanjuan@college.ucla.edu

Sandra Brukardt

Office Coordinator

e: sbrukardt@college.ucla.edu

Graduate Student Mentor Video Bios