Requirements for Admission

Prospective Students

Students entering UCLA as first-year students as well as first-term transfer students who indicate Education and Social Transformation as their first-choice major on the general UC Application will be admitted as pre-majors. After completion of the lower-division prerequisites and 45 lower-division units, they may apply for admission to the major online here.

Please note that the completion of the prerequisite courses and the application does not guarantee admission to the major.

Students are identified as Education and Social Transformation pre-majors until they satisfy the following minimum requirements: (1) achieve grades of “C” or better in the two lower-division prerequisite courses, and (2) file an application to enter the major before completing 135 quarter units. Please note that students admitted into the pre-major must apply to the major by the Fall of their 3rd year to continue with our program. 

Preparation for the Major:
Two lower-division courses (EDUC 10 or EDUC 11 and EDUC 35) must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a grade of “C” or better. Undergraduate students may repeat a total of 16 units, and only those courses in which they receive a grade of “C-” or lower. “NP” or “U” grades may be repeated to gain unit credit. Repetition of a course more than once requires the approval of the Dean and is granted only under extraordinary circumstances. These courses must be taken no later than Spring of a student’s second year in order to apply by Fall of the third year.

Freshman Students:
Students must apply for admission to the Education and Social Transformation major. Admission into the major is based on each student’s academic performance in the prerequisite introductory courses as well as their overall academic record at UCLA. Please consult Education’s undergraduate advisors for admission requirements.

Transfer Students:
Transfer applicants with 60 semester/90 quarter transferable units will be considered for admission based on academic performance in the prerequisite introductory courses. Transfer credit is subject to department approval. Consult an Education undergraduate advisor before enrolling in any courses for the major. For up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission, please refer to the UCLA Transfer Admission Guide on the UCLA undergraduate admission website.

Transfer students must be admitted into the pre-major upon their admission into UCLA to be eligible to pursue the Education and Social Transformation Major. Transfer students who were not admitted into the pre-major are not eligible for the major. 

Continuing Students

Current UCLA students who were not admitted directly to the Education and Social Transformation pre-major can apply for admission into our program. Please note that continuing students beyond the Fall of their 3rd year are not eligible to apply for the major or the pre-major. Please note that a continuing student must complete EDUC 10 and 35 by the end of their 2nd year in order to apply by the Fall of their 3rd year.

Pre-Major:

Students must complete 1 of the 2 lower-division courses with a C or better and earn an overall GPA of 2.3 or higher to be eligible to apply for the pre-major. Eligible students can file an application for admission to the pre-major in Education and Social Transformation online here.  

 

Major:

Student must complete ALL the lower-division courses (Education 10 or 11 and Education 35) with a C or better and earn overall GPA of 2.3 or higher to be eligible to apply for the major no later than Spring of their second year. Eligible students can file an application for admission to the major in Education and Social Transformation online here.  

 

Please note that the completion of the prerequisite courses and the application does not guarantee admission to the major.