Access — Facilitating the dream of becoming an engineer.

It is in human nature to fix, to explore, to blaze new trails. For some, this can be their calling. UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is committed to allowing more people to answer that call and to provide the support to help them see it through.

Programs to enable the success of all of our students, regardless of ethnic or economic background, are in place – and are working. Over the next decade, we will double the percentage of underrepresented minorities and increase the percentage of women in both our student body and our faculty.

We’re creating and deepening alternate paths for students to complete their studies. Our online Master’s program, for instance, creates a flexible and convenient way for students to advance their academic careers.

The Academic Advancement Program, known as AAP, is the nation’s largest university-based student diversity program.

The Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity is committed to the development, recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented engineering and computing students

Center for Accessible Education
UCLA’s Center for Accessible Education (CAE) facilitates academic accommodations for regularly enrolled, matriculating students with disabilities. The CAE provides access to the numerous educational opportunities available to students on our campus and empowers students to realize their academic potential.

Engineering Transfer Center
Find information for both current transfer students at Samueli Engineering, and prospective transfer students from community colleges. Check out our events, resources, or just come hang out!

First To Go
Housed under the First Year Experience, First To Go promotes campus involvement and visibility with a focus on the retention and success of all first-generation students at UCLA

UCLA Samueli Office of Academic and Student Affairs
The Office of Academic and Student Affairs provides academic advising and counseling for engineering undergraduate students. Our counseling and advising services include guidance with policies and procedures, advice on curriculum requirements, identification of resources for tutoring and study skill improvement, and the review of petitions. We also serve as a gateway to a myriad of campus resources, and welcome any engineering undergraduate student to stop by 6426 Boelter Hall for help with their concern.

The UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) gives students the opportunity to enhance their ability to transfer to UCLA at the junior level from a California community college.

Veteran Resource Center
The Veteran Resource Center provides caring and personalized support to UCLA undergraduate and graduate student veterans. We help our veterans navigate UCLA and provide a welcoming space, mentoring from student veterans, guidance on educational benefits, and tools to succeed academically and personally.

Women in Engineering (WE@UCLA)
Open to all undergraduate and graduate level women engineers at UCLA and encompassing UCLA’s extensive network of alumnae, WE@UCLA provides opportunities and resources for women to develop self-efficacy and leadership skills, and facilitates a rewarding career path after graduation.

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