Incoming Transfer Students
Welcome transfer students! You may apply to be IDS if admitted to UCLA as Pre-International Development Studies or as any other major. Application is due Fall of Junior year. See our "Transfer Students" tab for more information.
Sophomore and Juniors are eligible to apply during Fall ONLY.
By the END of FALL complete:
*Level 6 (or Spanish 5) of foreign language is required to complete all preparation requirements, but can be done once accepted to the major. You may be in progress to finish level 3 during the Fall you apply. Language can be satisfied via placement exam or native proficiency. Please visit our office for clarification.
Backup major in the event they are not accepted to the IDS major, students may consider: International Area Studies (African & Middle Eastern Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies), Anthropology, Asian Languages & Cultures, Comparative Literature, English, History, Geography, Asian American Studies, Chicano Studies, Afro-American Studies, Spanish to name a few.
Notifications: sent via email within the first two weeks of Winter Quarter. Please refrain from inquiring about your application status until then.
Online Application opens November 6th-25th
IMPORTANT: Before you start the application, model your DARS for IDS and check that all preps for IDS are showing up in the correct fields. If they are not, please contact the IDS Advising Office.
The online application will prompt students to include following information:
WELCOME TO UCLA!
UCLA admitted transfer students declared under ANY major are eligible to apply to IDS, however, pre-IDS students will have priority to be admitted over students planning to switch or add IDS as a double major.
Incoming transfer students must apply Fall of their junior year (your first quarter at UCLA). Application information and dates are available under the Applying to the IDS Major tab. Please make sure you sign up for summer orientation and sign up to attend the IDS Departmental counseling session to learn about requirements and application process. Please e-mail us if you can't attend orientation at email@example.com.
FUTURE UCLA APPLICANTS
In addition to reviewing Assist.org and UCLA's Admissions page make sure to review our website for additional major information. Please remember:
If you hold an F1 visa and attended high school where instruction was not in English, the IDS foreign language requirement may be waived. Please check with your IDS counselor.
CURRENT UCLA TRANSFER STUDENTS
Please review the Transfer Student Handbook and let us know if you have questions!
Also, don't forget to visit the Transfer Student Center.
The IDS Major at UCLA requires students to complete the intermediate level of a foreign language. For Spanish, completion of Spanish 5 is acceptable.
You may be exempted from the Foreign Language requirement for the following reasons:
When applying to the IDS major, completion of the elementary year of the foreign language is acceptable (i.e. Spanish 3). *Sophomore applicants are exempted from this requirement.
Completion of the intermediate year of the foreign language must be completed by graduation in order to fulfill all major requirements.
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