University Studies



Courses
University Studies 10: ACE UCLA ǀ Critical Strategies to Achieve Undergraduate Excellence
The purpose of this course is to assist students in making a successful transition to UCLA by focusing on academics as well as the social and emotional aspects of their transition. The course is also designed to help students understand UCLA, its culture, structure, and academic policies thereby facilitating their transition from high school or another college to UCLA. This course is primarily designed for first year freshmen and transfers though it is open to all students who wish to gain a better understanding of how to succeed at UCLA.

University Studies 20: ACE UCLA ǀ Critical Strategies to Achieve Undergraduate Excellence – For International Students
The purpose of this course is to assist first-year international students in making a successful transition to UCLA by focusing on academics as well as the social and emotional aspects of their transition to life as a college student in the United States. The course is also designed to help students identify and develop strategies that will facilitate their adjustment and enhance their chances for success at UCLA. The course consists of lectures, discussion, course assignments, writing labs, and other activities - all designed to provide students with comprehensive insights that will help identify and strengthen the skills, resources, and talents needed to achieve and have a positive experience at UCLA.

University Studies 30: Retention Issues in Higher Education
The purpose of this course is to assist students in academic difficulty or who are working on readmission back into UCLA. With the understanding that the factors which contribute to college student departure are varied and complex, the goal of this course is to provide students who are working towards readmission with a framework with which to understand these factors. Drawn from the leading theories on college student retention and departure, the course is divided into two pillars: I. academic integration; and II. social integration for academic success. Through each pillar, we will focus on the practice of individual and collective strategies that contribute to academic success.

Incoming transfer students and continuing students must obtain instructor consent to enroll. Please email the instructor directly to request permission to enroll. Please note that approval is not guaranteed.