The New Student Programs office oversees and implements a variety of academic and diversity initiatives within AAP and serves as the entry point for new students. New Student Programs most highly visible programs are AAP Presentations during Bruin Day and AAP Summer Programs. During Bruin Day and AAP Summer Programs, 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 three University courses that meet UCLA requirements for graduation, and they receive personal attention, in either small groups or individual 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.
The AAP Freshmen Transfer Summer Program (FTSP) is a rigorous seven-week residential academic summer program that prepares first generation, low-income, historically underrepresented students, to successfully transition to UCLA by exposing students to the rigor and demands of academic life, and to campus programs, services, learning resources, and networks.
|Freshmen Summer Program||July 31 – September 15, 2023|
|Transfer Summer Program||August 2– September 15, 2023|
Students in FTSP receive personalized attention from professors, teaching assistants, counselors, and peer counselors. Additionally, students work closely with peer learning facilitators in small groups and one-on-one meetings where they gain transferrable skills to take responsibility for their own intellectual development. Students in FTSP get a head start on their four years at UCLA by enrolling in three courses, earning 10-12 units of credit. The courses offered in FTSP provide students with an introduction to the university and research; advance their critical reading and writing skills; and explore the culture, history, and experiences of people of color. FTSP encourages students to become leaders within the AAP community of scholars, where they will broaden their life experiences and world outlook and have an entire network of support that will extend throughout their time at UCLA.
As an F/TSP student, you will:
- Be challenged academically.
- Enroll in three university courses that meet UCLA’s graduation requirements.
- Receive close personal attention from professors, teaching assistants, counselors, and peer counselors.
- Work closely with peer learning facilitators in small groups or in one-on-one individual meetings.
- Gain even more confidence in your intellectual abilities before having to deal with the pressures of your first full quarter of university academic work.
- Become familiar with the whole range of campus programs, services, and resources available to you.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this Freshman Transfer Summer Program site. However, all courses, course descriptions, dates, fees, and conditions of admission are subject to change and deletion without prior notice.
In FSP, you will enroll in university courses and receive units of credit toward your UCLA degree. Freshmen will be enrolled in the following courses:
One course of your choosing:
|African American Studies 6
Trends in Black Intellectual Thought
|Overview of major intellectual trends that have shaped ways in which Afro-American thinkers have interpreted experiences of blacks in U.S., drawing from such fields as history, philosophy, and literature.|
|Life Science 7A
Cell and Molecular Biology
|Introduction to basic principles of cell structure and cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology.|
Mathematical Outreach: Explorations of Mathematics in the Physical World
|Using inquiry based mathematical modeling as a tool for understanding dynamics of physical systems & chemical processes. Fundamental concepts of single-variable calculus and models of dynamical processes in physics, chemistry, and other subjects in which quantities change with time. Use of computer program C++ for problem solving, plotting, and dynamical simulation in the laboratory.|
|Survey of characteristics of social life, processes of social interaction, and tools of sociological investigation.|
One of the following writing courses based on your placement score*:
- English 2: Approaches to University Writing
- English 3: English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language
- English 100W: Advanced English Composition
- Honors Collegium 26: Representing Medicine: Art, Literature, Film
*Students who have not satisfied the Entry-Level Writing Requirement must take the Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE). For information about Entry-Level Writing Requirements and the AWPE, please visit: https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/elwr/
ALL Freshmen will be enrolled in:
Academic Success in the Undergraduate Experience
|Designed for first year or transitioning students to promote an understanding of the factors involved in achieving a holistic sense of success in their college experience.|
In TSP, you will enroll in university courses and receive units of credit toward your UCLA degree. Transfers will be enrolled in the following courses:
One course of your choosing:
Biochemistry: Introduction to Structure, Enzymes and Metabolism
*Pre-requisites must be met prior to enrolling.
|Structure of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids; enzyme catalysis and principles of metabolism, including glycolysis, citric acid cycle, and oxidative phosphorylation.|
|Chicana/o Studies 191
Variable Topics Research Seminars: Race, Housing, and Transportation in 20th Century Los Angeles
|Historical overview of race, housing, and transportation in 20th century Los Angeles, emphasizing a historical approach to understanding current inequities that exist today. History of suburban development, highway construction, Urban renewal and other policies, public and private, that helped to create current disparities within the region’s sprawling geography of race and class in the greater metropolitan area.|
|Application of psychological principles to understanding and solution of community problems. Topics may include community development, community mental health problems, drugs, racism, and rehabilitation of prisoners.|
|History 150B/Af Am Studies M158B
African American History
|Survey of Afro-American experience, with emphasis on three great transitions of Afro-American life: transition from Africa to New World slavery, transition from slavery to freedom, and transition from rural to urban milieus.|
Los Angeles Literature
|Exploration of place of literary imagination in making of cities, with focus on questions of cultural exchange, development, migration, urban rebellion, and style. Topics may include meaning of urban space and time, city as urban village or cosmopolitan hub, segregated dystopia or postmodern future, and impact of exile, tourism, and migration in making of cities.|
ALL Transfers will be enrolled in the following courses:
Interdisciplinary Academic Writing
|Course in academic writing that helps students develop academic papers with range of complexity and length. Focus on conventions of academic prose and genres across disciplines. Written assignments include common forms of academic writing such as argument, research paper, and/or critical essay.|
|Research Practice 103
Student Research Forum
Section 1 – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences majors
Section 2 – Life and Physical Sciences majors
|Designed to promote deep engagement in university research, including instruction on securing research opportunities, skills necessary for research and professional success, exploring research internships on and off campus, and communication of research across all disciplines.|
*Students who select this course must email unofficial transcripts of all of their science courses to email@example.com to verify that they have fulfilled all prerequisites.
In F/TSP, you are paired with a Peer Learning Facilitator (PLF) for each of your F/TSP courses. PLFs are AAP undergraduates who are successful UCLA students. AAP Peer Learning is conducted in small groups, which enables you to be a part of an intellectual community that promotes discussion and allows you to listen to, grapple with, and articulate new and different perspectives. English Composition Peer Learning is one-on-one tutoring that teaches you to analyze and critique your own writing.
NEW! For instructions on how to enroll in Peer Learning Sessions, click here.
AAP Counselors provide you with information about university requirements and various academic opportunities, as well as, personal support and guidance.
AAP Peer Counselors (PCs) are undergraduate students who work closely with AAP academic counselors to further students’ academic and personal success. PCs also provide peer to peer support while living with students in the residence hall.
You may apply to F/TSP online via MyUCLA
- Click on “New Students”
- Look under Admissions for F/TSP application.
There is a $60 application fee for applying to F/TSP (not due at time of submission). By applying to F/TSP you are agreeing to pay the application fee regardless of participation.
Freshman Summer Program
|Transfer Summer Program||May 1, 2023|
If you have any questions or problems making your reservation, please email your full name and UCLA ID number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The non-refundable $60 F/TSP application fee, the FSP instructional fee, and the health services fee will appear on your Summer Sessions Bruinbill account late June or early July. If you apply for F/TSP and decide not to attend UCLA, you will still have to pay the $60 application fee to UCLA via student accounting.
We encourage you to complete your F/TSP application as soon as possible because space is limited. If you submit your F/TSP application after the program is full, we will place you on the F/TSP wait list.
Freshman Summer Program
|Transfer Summer Program||Early June|
Students will then continue to be accepted on a rolling basis.
The basic cost of the 2023 Freshman Transfer Summer Program is around $6,958. This includes: a non-refundable $60 application fee, the Summer Sessions instructional fee of $2,511, a housing fee of $3,524, a health services fee of $463 and around $400 for textbooks, document fee, and personal expenses. Do not send any FSP payments until charges appear on your Summer Sessions Bruinbill account.
F/TSP Financial Aid
The UCLA Financial Aid Office (FAO) will award financial aid to students who have filed the FAFSA on time and who are eligible. The FAO and AAP will award eligible students grant and scholarship money to cover some or all of the cost of room, board, instructional and student fees, and a health services fee. You may also use loans to cover additional costs.
Students enrolled in F/TSP will be notified via e-mail, when their summer electronic Financial Aid Notification (eFAN) letter is available for review. Students enrolled in F/TSP should receive their eFAN in early to mid-July.
F/TSP students DO NOT need to apply for summer financial aid. Students enrolled in F/TSP who have applied for the 2023-2024 FAFSA or DREAM ACT, and are eligible, are automatically considered for financial aid.
The $60 F/TSP application fee, the Summer instructional fee, document fee, and the health services fee will appear on your Summer Sessions Bruinbill account early July.
If you withdraw from F/TSP after being billed, you will be charged as follows: (a) $150 cancellation fee by UCLA Summer Sessions; (b) $463 for the non-refundable health services fee (c) a non-refundable $60 application fee and you will also have to pay back all, or a percentage of any summer grant money awarded to you.
NEW STUDENT SESSIONS
All F/TSP students must enroll and attend a UCLA New Student Session.
|New Student Session # 105
Dates: August 1- August 3, 2023
Reservation sign-ups begin: May 15, 2023 at 3:00pm (PDT)
|New Student Session 204
Date: August 4, 2023
Reservation sign-ups begin: June 5, 2023 at 12:00pm (PDT)
You can sign up for your New Student Session from your MyUCLA page.
Sign-ups for UCLA’s New Student Sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis.
For questions or help regarding UCLA’s New Student Sessions – you may contact the New Student Academic Programs Office at email@example.com or call (310)-206-6685.
You are responsible for paying the cost of attending UCLA’s New Student Session 105/204. This cost is not included among the costs of attending FSP. The Financial Aid Office does not provide financial aid for any New Student Sessions. There is a possibility you may be eligible for a reduced New Student Session fee. If you are a low-income student, you should apply for a fee reduction when you make your New Student Session reservation.
Students who fail to attend a UCLA New Student Session before the start of F/TSP will find themselves far behind other students in their Fall Quarter planning and will face a serious disadvantage in signing up for Fall Quarter classes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I begin my academic career at UCLA by attending F/TSP?
Your first quarter at UCLA will be extremely demanding. By attending AAP’s Freshman/Transfer Summer Program, you will be several steps ahead of other entering students. You will already be familiar with the rigorous demands of university study and will have earned units toward your degree. In addition, you will have formed important friendships with other students, made valuable contacts with AAP and other university staff, and met a number of UCLA faculty members.
Is there a separate housing application for F/TSP?
No, to reside in UCLA Dorms for F/TSP, there is no housing application to fill out. You select your housing preference when you apply for F/TSP. Students who select on campus housing are automatically considered for housing in the Dorms.
Do I need to apply for Summer financial aid for F/TSP?
No. Students enrolled in F/TSP, who have filed the FAFSA or Dream Act for the 2023-2024 academic year, and who are eligible, are automatically considered for financial aid. F/TSP students should NOT submit a summer financial aid application.
What is the difference between F/TSP and Summer Sessions?
F/TSP is designed to facilitate your transition to the university. You will be a part of a small cohort of students who are in the same courses and who are tutored together. You must take 3 courses, open only to F/TSP students. Regular Summer Sessions, on the other hand, is open to all entering and continuing students and to students not regularly enrolled at UCLA. And these students may enroll in any course they want.
Can I take Summer Sessions courses while I attend F/TSP?
No. You cannot concurrently enroll in both sessions.
Can I attend a UCLA New Student Session taking place during F/TSP?
No. All FSP students must attend New Student Session 105 before FSP classes begin. All TSP students must attend New Student Session 204 before TSP classes begin.
Will I receive credit for the classes that I take during F/TSP?
Yes. All classes offered in F/TSP are UCLA courses and meet either university graduation requirements or are prerequisites for required courses.
Can I take only one course without taking the other course it is paired with?
Can I work while I attend F/TSP?
Yes. However, we don’t recommend it. You will need as much time as possible for your studies. In F/TSP, you will be in classes 20 hours a week; you will be in peer learning sessions 4 hours a week; and you will be reading, writing papers, working in the AAP Computer Lounge, and doing library research. If you are planning to work during F/TSP, you need to talk with an AAP Counselor or Peer Counselor about balancing your schoolwork with your job-related work.
Will I have free time?
Yes. You will have the opportunity to participate in some extracurricular activities at UCLA. However, you will need to manage your time wisely in order to successfully complete your academic work.
IMPORTANT DEADLINES AND DATES
F/TSP students must submit their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and Statement of Legal Residence (SLR):
- Freshmen before May 1, 2023
- Transfers before June 1, 2023
All F/TSP students must enroll and participate in a UCLA New Student Session:
- Freshmen: New Student Session 105
- Transfers: New Student Session 204
You must submit your final official high school transcript and any college transcript(s) along with any official exams scores (Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), SAT, and/or ACT) to the Undergraduate Admissions Office by July 1, 2022. The Undergraduate Admissions Office must review all of your final official transcript(s) and remove your provisional admission status or you will be cancelled from F/TSP.
|May 1||SIR and SLR filing deadline (Fresh(wo)man only)|
|May 15||New Student Session 105 (Fresh(wo)man only) sign ups begin at 3:00pm (PDT)|
|June 1||SIR and SLR filing deadline (Transfers only)|
|June 5||New Student Session 204 (Transfers only) sign ups begin at 12:00pm (PDT)|
|June 11||Financial Aid Office (FAO) documentation deadline|
|July 1||UCLA Admissions Office (UARS) documentation deadline|
|July 12||New Student Session 105 reservation deadline (Fresh(wo)men only)|
|July 15||New Student Session 204 reservation deadline (Transfers only)|
|July 31||FSP Program begins|
|July 31 – August 6||F/TSP pre-instructional activities|
|August 1– August 3||New Student Session 105 (Fresh(wo)men|
|August 2||TSP Program begins|
|August 4||New Student Session 204 (Transfers only)|
|August 7||F/TSP instruction begins|
|August 11||F/TSP Instructional, & Health services fees due|
|September 15||F/TSP instruction ends|
|September 15||F/TSP final exams|
|TBD:||UC SHIP waiver deadline|