University Studies was created with the intention of providing students with courses that would help them both transition from their previous institutions (high school, community college, etc.) and give them the tools necessary to succeed and get the most out of a large research institution like UCLA. Research on undergraduate student success clearly demonstrates that understanding your new environment and establishing connections with faculty, staff, and programs on campus are the keys to that success. The courses are taught by professional academic counselors in the College of Letters and Science who have a solid knowledge not only of the undergraduate rules and regulations at UCLA, but of issues of retention and student success. Each course was designed with a specific population in mind so please look through the descriptions under “courses” on the left to see what we have to offer.


Check out Maddy’s story and how University Studies positively impacted her academics.