New Student Programs provides leadership and support to AAP’s academic instructional programs including program development, curriculum initiatives, and assessment of student learning outcomes. New Student Programs oversees and implements a variety of academic and diversity initiatives. In addition, it provides leadership for AAP’s Student Advisory Committee. New Student Programs most highly visible programs are AAP Presentations during Bruin Day, Transfer Scholars’ Day and AAP Summer Programs. During AAP and Bruin Day and Transfer Scholars’ Day, newly admitted students are invited to learn more about UCLA and the academic resources available through AAP. More importantly, students learn about the AAP’s Freshmen and Transfer Summer Programs available to acclimate newly admitted students to the academic rigors of UCLA.

Freshmen and Transfer Summer Programs

AAP offers two academic summer programs – The Freshman Summer Program and the Transfer Summer Program- which prepare students to succeed by exposing them to the rigor and demands of academic life and to undergraduate programs, services, and learning resources.

Students enroll in two or three University courses that meet UCLA requirements for graduation, and they receive personal attention, in either small groups or individuals sessions, from teaching assistants and tutors. They are encouraged to live on campus and to participate in cultural and social events, interact with students of diverse backgrounds, build a network of friends, and broaden their life experiences and world outlook. Click on the link above to learn more about F/TSP.

To mark AAP’s 40th anniversary, we will launch an effort to raise $2 million to provide scholarships for students in the AAP Freshman and Transfer Summer Program (F-TSP). We are launching this campaign and the new scholarship, which will be called the AAP Alumni Summer Program Scholarship. The scholarship will commemorate all alumni who attended AAP’s summer programs in the past, many of whom have fond memories of their first summer on campus and have reported that FSP or TSP was a transformative experience that made their transition to UCLA so successful.

As the costs of the Summer Program increases, our incoming AAP students need financial assistance to attend the program. Please also consider giving back to help others participate and gain the benefits you enjoyed.

To make a gift to support AAP students, please visit  the UCLA Giving  website and select the Academic Advancement Program.

  • $40 – AAP Alumni Individual Contribution – We seek $40 from 400 AAP alumni each year to provide 8 summer scholarships; help us make this goal.
  • $400 – AAP Alumni Peers – Each group of 10 donations will provide 2 summer scholarships.
  • $4000 – Named Scholarship – AAP alumni who contribute at this level will be eligible for 2 scholarships in their name and will enjoy benefits of Chancellor’s Associates membership and an invitation to the annual AAP Scholarship Awards Reception.
  • $40,000 – Named Scholarship – AAP alumni who contribute at this level will be eligible for 20 scholarships in their name and enjoy benefits of Gold Level Chancellor’s Associates and an invitation to the annual AAP Scholarship Awards Reception.