Do you want to ace UCLA? Would you like to experience a smooth transition to UCLA? Do you want to learn how to navigate the complex UCLA system? Do you want to get the most out of your undergraduate experience and still graduate on time? Do you want to feel at home in such a large campus?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then this is the course for you–University Studies 10: ACE UCLA ǀ Critical Strategies to Achieve Undergraduate Excellence, 2 units, Pass/No Pass. Enroll on MyUCLA!

Transition. Engage. Navigate

This course will help you transition into, engage with, and navigate the complex structure of UCLA by teaching you the University’s:

  • Mission
  • Structure
  • Rigors
  • Expectations of students
  • Pedagogical implications
  • High Impact Practices
  • Academic success strategies
  • Importance of resilience and wellness
  • Value of Diversity
  • Academic policies
  • Campus resources

Students who have taken the course have this to say about it:

  • “This class needs to be taken by every student coming in as a first year/transfer. I have learned so much and feel much more confident about navigating this campus. I am not afraid to seek help because I know that there are resources for everything. This class made me feel like a human and not just another student. I loved how that was enforced in every class.”
  • “Although I had an intense amount of work this quarter, I can genuinely say that this class was extremely rewarding. Had I not enrolled myself into this course, I would have never gone to other professors’ office hours, let alone be able to gain the confidence I needed to participate in class discussions.”
  • “If I hadn’t taken this course I would have still been very lost at UCLA and I probably would have ended up transferring out to a different UC but now that I know more I am going to stay and make the most of my time here.”
  • “I think this class is extremely valuable and crucial for first-generation students because it truly informs you of what UCLA expects from its students. I truly wish this class could be a requirement for first-generation students because this class will allow students to learn how to navigate the university which will allow them to feel more confident.”

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