UCLA Extension

Academic Requirements: Study Abroad at UCLA

Full-Time Enrollment – UCLA and UCLA Extension

During fall, winter, and spring quarters, a full-time course of study is 12 units of UCLA and/or UCLA Extension courses, which is sufficient to maintain your student visa status.

Most UCLA and UCLA Extension courses carry four units of credit, so you will usually be able to enroll in three 4-unit courses. This is a normal course load for most students.

However, if you wish to enroll in more than 12 units of credit, you will need to obtain permission from your program advisor, and you may need to pay additional fees.

Required Grades

Students must maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 (C average) for all coursework taken while enrolled in the program.
Students whose grades fall below an average of 2.0 may not be eligible to enroll in a subsequent quarter of Study Abroad at UCLA.

Study Abroad Certificate of Completion

Students who fulfill Study Abroad’s attendance and grade requirements will receive a certificate of completion. Those who fail to do so may have to leave the program and lose their I-20 status.