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UCLA Transfers: 2022 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to UCLA. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to UCLA.

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    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At UCLA, 34.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for UCLA, click here

    Can you transfer into UCLA

    UCLA requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of Some
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
    Interview Not Required
    Standardized Test Scores Not Required
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Not Required

    In addition to the above requirements, UCLA also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    UCLA requires a minimum of 90 credits.

    UCLA chances calculator

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    Additionally, of the 5770 accepted transfer students, 3434 students enrolled - that means the yield was 59.51%.

    UCLA accepts 25 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

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    UCLA requires a minimum college GPA of 2.4 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, UCLA requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.7.

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the UCLA website for more info.
    UCLA accepts 24.09% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into UCLA, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.89 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 4.05. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of UCLA students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 590 760 675
    SAT Reading 570 710 640
    2018 Total SAT Score 1160 1470 1315
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 26 34 30
    ACT Reading 27 35 31
    2018 Total ACT Score 53 69 61

    UCLA’s average SAT score is 1315. To be a competitive applicant for UCLA your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

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