Materials to Be Uploaded or Sent to the Department/Program/School

The following materials should be uploaded directly into the application. Any updates should be sent directly to the program to which you are applying. Check Departmental Information for contact information.

  • Transcripts
    Applications are reviewed based on unofficial copies of your transcripts uploaded as part of your application.

Applicants who are officially notified of admission: One official copy of your transcripts should be sent directly from the registrars of the academic institutions you have attended (beyond secondary school or community college), or you may request official copies and send them yourself to the academic department or professional school. Please note that submitted records become the property of the University and cannot be returned.

If you are a university/college senior, do not wait for senior-year grades before submitting your application and transcript.

UCLA undergraduates, please note: You do not need to submit official copies of UCLA transcripts.

The statement of purpose is very important and is carefully considered in the selection process. Be concise and specific.

  • Letters of Recommendation

You will be asked to enter the names and emails of your recommenders in the application.

Please note that applicants are not permitted to inspect letters of recommendation in their UCLA files. If you are admitted to UCLA and enroll, you may then have access to your letters of recommendation unless you previously waived the right of access on the form.

  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

As an additional means of evaluating the qualifications of applicants, a number of departments and schools include the standardized Graduate Record Examination (GRE) among criteria for judgment.

See Departmental Information for the GRE requirements for your proposed major.

Applications for and information concerning the GRE may be obtained by visiting the GRE website or by calling 609-771-7670.

Be sure to list the GRE institution code for UCLA R4837. GRE department codes can be found on the GRE website or by contacting prospective departments. If ETS has not assigned a major code to your proposed area of study, instruct them to send your score to your specific department. Please note that the Graduate Division has no provision for forwarding scores.

Applicants should plan to take the GRE by November to ensure the timely receipt of their test scores for admission consideration.