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PhD Degree Requirements

Normally, Ph.D. students take courses to acquire the knowledge needed to prepare for and the written and oral preliminary examinations and for conducting research. The basic program of study is built around the following:

PhD Breadth Requirement

Doctoral students must satisfy the Computer Science Breadth Requirement by the end of their 3rd year (9th quarter) of enrollment at UCLA, and before taking the Oral Qualifying Examination. Students may submit this form to the CS Graduate Student Affairs Office with coursework in progress, or to be completed the subsequent quarter. The office staff will verify grade/s and completion at the end of the quarter. The requirement is satisfied by mastering the contents of five undergraduate courses: Computer Science 180, two courses from 111, 118, and M151B, one course from 130, 131, or 132, and one course from 143, 161, or 174A.

Students may select one or more of the following methods to meet the requirements for the 5 upper-division undergraduate courses:

  • UCLA COURSE: Take the required UCLA course and receive a grade of B-or better. Indicate the academic term of course completion and the grade received. (CS Graduate Student Affairs Office staff will verify grades.)
  • EXAM: The certifying instructor waives the need to take the course based on one or more exams,typically the midterm and final exam for the course offered at UCLA. The certifying instructor must sign the breadth requirement form to certify completion of the course requirement.
  • EQUIVALENT COURSE: Apply an equivalent course taken at another college/university in which a grade of B-minus or better was earned. Indicate:
    • Institution
    • Course name and number
    • Grade received (CS Graduate Student Affairs Office staff will verify grades on transcripts.)
    • Signature of instructor certifying equivalence

For the Ph.D. degree, students must also complete at least three terms of CS201 with grades of Satisfactory (in addition to the three terms of CS201 that may have been completed for the M.S. degree). The Breadth Requirements form and instructions are available here.

 

Written Qualifying Exam (WQE)

The written qualifying examination (WQE) is the preliminary written examination for all Computer Science Ph.D. students. The WQE consists of a high-quality paper, solely written by the student. The paper can be either a research paper containing an original contribution, or a focused critical survey paper. The paper should demonstrate students’ understanding of the subject area, as well as their ability to integrate and communicate ideas clearly and concisely. To make satisfactory academic progress, students should take and pass the WQE no later than their 2nd year (6th quarter) of enrollment. Students must be enrolled during the quarter they take the WQE.

LENGTH: Maximum of 10single-spaced pages.

STYLE: Suitable for submission to a first-rate technical conference or journal.

CONTENT RESTRICTIONS: The paper must represent work that the student did as a graduate student at UCLA. Students must explicitly acknowledge in detail any contributions, including those of their faculty advisor, that are not their own.

PREPARATION: An individual studies class, CS597B: Preparation for Ph.D. Preliminary Examination, is offered for variable units (2-12) and may be used to satisfy the minimum 12-unit course work requirement each quarter.

SUBMISSION PROCESS: The paper must first be approved for submission by the students’ faculty advisor. Their signature on the WQE Cover Page is proof of approval. The WQE Cover Page then must be turned in to the GRADUATE STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE in 4403 Boelter Hall by the posted deadline. There are two deadlines a year for submission of papers, one in fall quarter and the other in spring quarter. Students are emailed a WQE announcement including dates and instructions after the start of fall and winter quarter.

REVIEW PROCESS: After submission, the WQE will be reviewed by at least two other members of the faculty. Students will receive via email an evaluation and whether or not they have passed the WQE.
NOTE: Ph.D. students who want to receive a master’s degree along the way may substitute a passing WQE for the master’s comprehensive examination.

 

Proposal of Fields

The Proposal of Fields (POF) consists of one major field and two minor fields. The major field and at least one minor field must be in computer science. All major and minor field courses must be taken for a letter grade. To satisfy the major field requirement, students are expected to attain a body of knowledge contained in six courses, as well as the current literature in the area of specialization. In particular, students are required to take a minimum of four graduate courses in the major field of Ph.D. research, selecting these courses in accordance with guidelines specific to the major field. Grades of B- or better, with a grade-point average of at least 3.33 in all courses used to satisfy the major field requirement, are required. Students are required to satisfy the major field requirement by the end of their 3rd year (9th quarter) of enrollment and before taking the Oral Qualifying Examination (OQE). Each minor field normally embraces a body of knowledge equivalent to three courses, at least two of which are graduate courses. Grades of B- or better, with a grade-point average of at least 3.33 in all courses included in the minor field, are required. At least one minor field must be in computer science. Both minors must be completed prior to the OQE.

STANDARD PROPOSALS: Refer to the Proposal of Fields Guidelines for composing major and minor proposals in established fields. If the courses in a major or a minor field proposal adhere to these guidelines, the field will not require the signature of the corresponding field chair. The established fields are as follows: Artificial Intelligence, Computational Systems Biology, Computer System Architecture, Computer Science Theory, Information and Data Management, Graphics and Vision, Network Systems, and Software Systems.

PROPOSALS WITH ONE OR MORE COURSE SUBSTITUTIONS: A major or a minor field proposal in an established field that deviates from the standard guidelines by one or more course substitutions must be approved by the corresponding field chair (who may consult with faculty in the field). The list of current field chairs is available here.

COURSE WORK TAKEN AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS: No more than three equivalent or related graduate courses taken at other institutions may be applied to the major or minor field requirements, subject to the following:

  • If a course taken at another institution is included in a major or minor field proposal, and falls within an established field, the proposal will be considered a deviation from the standard guidelines and must be approved by the corresponding field chair.
  • The graduate course must be taken while a graduate student.
  • The graduate course cannot have been applied toward an undergraduate degree.

AD-HOC PROPOSAL: A major or minor field proposal that does not fall in one of the established fields is considered an ad-hoc field proposal. Guidelines for consideration follow:

  • The department must approve all proposals for an ad-hoc field. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their ad-hoc proposal for approval BEFORE taking any of the proposed courses.
  • The ad-hoc field should be a coherent set of courses in an identifiable area (body of knowledge) that is not a subfield of the area of the major or the minors. The ad-hoc field should provide a perspective that is different from the other fields. It cannot merely be a collection of three useful classes.
  • If the ad-hoc field presents some overlap with topics that are generally associated with the other fields. The student must provide a justification that carefully explains why this overlap does not impinge on the value of the minor to broadening the academic experience. (If the Academic Policy Committee [APC] finds such an overlap, the students may be required to provide more information.)

AD-HOC PROPOSAL SUBMISSION &APPROVAL PROCEDURES: The proposal for an ad-hoc field must be included in a completed Proposal of Fields and must be submitted together with a detailed, written justification explaining how the proposed ad-hoc field meets the requirements above and supports a research area. Include details on the proposed classes for the field (course description and/or course syllabus for each class). Email a scanned copy of the completed Proposal of Fields to the Chair of the Academic Policy Committee (APC). Refer to list of current field chairs. The subject line should read “Proposal for Ad-Hoc Field”. Copy the CS Graduate Student Affairs Office. Approval of an ad-hoc field proposal requires a majority vote of the Academic Policy Committee (APC). The APC Chair, on behalf of the committee, will inform students and the CS Graduate Student Affairs Office by email when a decision is reached. The POF form, guidelines, and procedures are available here.

Final Defense

UCLA Computer Science Department
FINAL DEFENSE – CHECKLIST
1. (OPTIONAL) RECONSTITUTE your doctoral committee (6 WEEKS BEFORE EXAM)

2. (OPTIONAL) REQUEST ONE REMOTE PARTICIPANT (6 WEEKS BEFORE EXAM)

  • If a member of your committee wishes to attend remotely (and only 1 “inside” member may do so, excluding the chair), submit a written request from your chair requesting remote participation for that member.

3. SCHEDULE A ROOM (4 WEEKS BEFORE EXAM)

  • Coordinate with your committee to find a date and time that will work for all of them.
  • E-mail the student affairs office and include the following information:
    • Subject of email: Final Defense Schedule Request
    • Requested date and time of exam
    • Title of your dissertation
    • An abstract summary, of around 100 words

4. SUBMIT DRAFT OF DISSERTATION TO COMMITTEE MEMBERS (4 WEEKS BEFORE EXAM)

  • Refer to the “Policies and Procedures for Dissertation Preparation and Filing” found at www.gdnet.ucla.edu/gasaa/etd/thesisguide.pdf. Instructions are also found here for
    preparing your signature page, which you should have ready at your defense.
  • Email or deliver your dissertation to your committee members

5. DEFEND YOUR DISSERTATION

6. FILE ONLINE

  • Follow the instructions at www.grad.ucla.edu/gasaa/etd/thesisguide.pdf
  • Inform your committee that your dissertation has been uploaded, and is ready for final approval.
  • Send an email to  the student affairs office stating that you have uploaded your dissertation.
  • Due to various University Policies, failure to complete these steps without their allotted lead time may result in requiring you to reschedule your exam.

Doctoral Dissertation

After successfully completing the final defense, students are expected to soon be ready to file their dissertation. The official UCLA manuscript preparation guide, “Policies and Procedures for Thesis and Dissertation Preparation and Filing” is available at: www.grad.ucla.edu/gasaa/etd/thesisguide.pdf. This document also contains information about how to file online. All Ph.D. students expecting to graduate in a given quarter are strongly encouraged to attend a dissertation meeting scheduled at the beginning of each quarter at the Charles E. Young Research Library. For more information, students should visit the library website.

DOCTORAL FILING FEE: In the term that students intend to file their dissertation, they may go on filing fee status instead of enrolling for courses on the condition that they are completing only their dissertation. Filing fee status may be applied only for one quarter. Information and instruction for completing the doctoral filing fee application are available at: www.gdnet.ucla.edu/gasaa/etd/etdfaq.htm#FilingFee. The Filing Fee application is available at: www.gdnet.ucla.edu/gasaa/etd/filingfee.pdf. In approximately 10 business days, students should review their Bruin Bill account for a posting of a charge of $162.00 for the doctoral filing fee. Approximately 5 business days after fee payment, the filing date in posted on the transcript. If filed by the term’s dissertation deadline, the “degree awarded” date will be the graduation date of that term. Students who do not file their dissertation by the beginning of the term following the term of their approved filing fee term, must again register as full-time students in each subsequent order in order to file their dissertation.

Ph.D. Progress Requirements and Time-to-Degree

To maintain satisfactory academic progress, Ph.D. students must reach the degree milestones by the following deadlines:

  • Written Qualifying Exam:  End of 2nd year (6th quarter)
  • Breadth Requirement:  End of 3rd year (9th quarter)
  • Proposal of Fields:  End of 3rd Year (9th quarter)
  • Oral Qualifying Exam:  End of 4th year (12th quarter)
  • Final Defense:  End of 6th year (18th quarter)

The expected time to graduation of 6 years (18 quarters) accords with Graduate Division rules, which limit students to a maximum of 12 quarters as a teaching assistant and a maximum of 18 quarters combined as either a teaching assistant or research assistant.

Each year at the end of spring quarter, the entire faculty evaluates the academic progress of all Ph.D. students. A summary of each evaluation is sent by email to all students and their faculty advisors. These notifications indicate if the academic progress of students has been satisfactory or unsatisfactory.  By default the evaluations work as follows, but outcomes can differ based on the faculty discussion:

  • A student who has completed all milestones that are required based on his/her length of time in the program receives an evaluation of “satisfactory progress.”
  • A student who fails to meet one of the above deadlines for the first time receives an evaluation of “unsatisfactory progress.”
    The student is typically given six months to complete the milestone and is re-evaluated at that point.
  • A student who fails to meet the deadline required by a prior evaluation of “unsatisfactory progress” receives an evaluation of “unsatisfactory progress, subject to dismissal.”  The student is typically given six more months to complete the milestone and is notified that he/she is subject to dismissal from the Ph.D. program if this deadline is not met.
  • A student who fails to meet the deadline required by a prior evaluation of “unsatisfactory progress, subject to dismissal” will be
    discussed by the faculty.  Based on input from the student’s faculty advisor and other information, the faculty may vote to dismiss the student from the Ph.D. program, or they may decide to give the student one more chance and send another “unsatisfactory progress, subject to dismissal” letter. An “unsatisfactory progress, subject to dismissal” evaluation may also
    affect a student’s eligibility for a TA assignment.

Adding MS on the way to Ph.D.

CS Ph.D. students may be awarded an M.S. degree while working toward the Ph.D. degree by fulfilling all the M.S. degree requirements. The M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree may not be conferred in the same quarter, so the process should begin no later than the term in which the M.S. degree requirements are fulfilled. Students should confer with their faculty advisor about whether they should do a Thesis (Masters Plan I) or a Capstone Project (Capstone Plan II). A passed Written Qualifying Examination (WQE) may be substituted for the Capstone Project in Plan II. The required documents include the following, all located at: here.

Breadth requirements. The breadth requirements are the same for the two degree programs with the exception of CS201. Each degree program requires 3 terms of CS201, for a total of 6 terms.
M.S. Proposed Program of Study
Petition for Advancement to Master’s Candidacy
Master’s Thesis Committee Nomination Form (if Plan I is chosen)

M.S. Capstone Project Results Form (if Plan II is chosen). If applicable, it will be noted on this form that the WQE is being substituted for the Capstone Project. If all documents and the thesis or comprehensive examination are submitted according to Graduate Program Deadlines, the “degree awarded” date will be the graduation date of that term.

MS Degree Requirements

Breadth Requirements
Proposed M.S. Program of Study
Thesis (Plan I) Capstone Project (Capstone Plan II)
Petition for Advancement to Master’s Candidacy (M.S. ATC)
Master’s Filing Fee

MS Major Fields

M.S. students are not required to select a major field. They may choose a broad selection of courses or any combination of courses from the following fields:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Systems Biology
  • Computer Science Theory
  • Computer System Architecture
  • Graphics and Vision
  • Information and Data Management
  • Network Systems
  • Software Systems

There are no specific courses required for any major field.

M.S. Breadth Requirement

M.S. students must complete the computer science breadth requirements by the end of their 1styear (3rd quarter) of enrollment at UCLA. Students may submit the breadth requirement form to the CS Graduate Student Affairs Office with coursework in progress, or planned for the subsequent quarter. The office staff will verify the grade/s at the end of the quarter.

The requirement is satisfied by mastering the contents of five undergraduate courses: Computer Science 180, two courses from 111, 118, and M151B, one course from 130, 131, or 132, and one course from 143, 161, or 174A. Students may select one or more of the following methods to meet the requirements for the 5 upper-division undergraduate courses:

  • UCLA COURSE: Take the required UCLA course and receive a grade of B-or better. Indicate academic term of course completion and grade received. (CS Graduate Student Affairs Office staff will verify grades.)
  • EXAM: The certifying instructor waives the need to take the course based on one or more exams,typically the midterm and final exam for the course offered at UCLA. Thecertifying instructor must sign the breadth requirement form to Verify completion of the course requirement.
  • EQUIVALENT COURSE: Apply an equivalent course taken at another college/university in which a grade of B-minus or better was earned. Indicate:
    • Institution
    • Course name and number
    • Grade received (CS Graduate Student Affairs Office staff will verify grades on transcripts.)
    • Signature of instructor certifying equivalence.
    • The Breadth Requirements form and instructions are available at here.

Proposed M.S. Program of Study

M.S. students should submit the Proposed M.S. Program of Study by the end of their 1st year (3rd quarter)in enrollment at UCLA. Students may submit the form to the CS Graduate Student Affairs Office with coursework in progress or planned for a future quarter. A total of nine courses are required for the M.S. degree, including a minimum of five graduate courses. No specific courses are required, but a majority of both the total number of regular, graded courses and the total number of graduate courses must consist of courses offered by the Computer Science Department. No lower division courses may be applied toward the M.S. degree. M.S. students should confer with their faculty advisor to select which academic plan best fits their academic, research, and career goals. For both plans, all courses used must have received a B- grade or higher.

PLAN I – THESIS: In the thesis plan, 7 courses must be formal courses (taken for letter grades), and at least 4 of the 7 must be 200-level courses in Computer Science. 2 courses (or 8 units) must be CS 598, which involves work on the thesis. The remaining 3 courses are elective courses, which may be 100- or 200-level courses in Computer Science or 200-level courses in a related discipline, i.e. Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Bioinformatics, etc. DO NOT include CS 201 seminars.

MASTER’S THESIS COMMITTEE: A Master’s Thesis Committee must be approved by the Graduate Division before the submission of the Petition for Advancement to Candidacy. The committee consists of a minimum of three members. Two members, including the chair, must hold appointments in the UCLA Computer Science Department. The remaining member may be a faculty member from either Computer Science, another UCLA department, or another UC campus department. The Master’s Thesis committee regulations and the nomination form are available at: www.gdnet.ucla.edu/gasaa/library/masnomin.pdf

MASTER’S THESIS: The thesis is a report on the results of student investigation of aproblem in the major field of study under the supervision of the thesis committee, which approves the subject and plan of the thesis and reads andapproves the complete manuscript. While the problem may be one of only limited scope, the thesis must exhibit a satisfactory style, organization, and depth of understanding of the subject. Students should normally start to plan the thesisat least one year before the award of the M.S. degree. There is no examination under the thesis plan. The official UCLA manuscript preparation guide, “Policies and Procedures for Thesisand Dissertation Preparation and Filing” is available at: www.gdnet.ucla.edu/gasaa/library/thesisintro.htm. All M.S. thesis students are strongly encouraged to attend a thesis meeting scheduled at the beginning of each quarter at the Young Research Library.For more information, students should visit the library website noted immediately above. On the day students file their Master’s thesis, they first must submit a copy of the title and signature pages of their thesis to the CS Graduate Students Affairs Office, then submit documents to the Graduate Division in 1255 Murphy Hall, and finally submit documents and the thesis to 21560 Young Research Library. Documents and office hours are available in the “Policies and Procedures for Thesisand Dissertation Preparation and Filing”. In approximately 10 business days, students should review their Billing and Accounts Receivable (BAR) account for a posting of a charge of $179.00 for the Master’s Filing Fee. Approximately5 business days after fee payment, the filing date in posted on the transcript.If filed by the term’s thesis deadline, the “degree awarded” date will be the graduation date of that term.

PLAN II – CAPSTONE PROJECT: In the Capstone Plan II, 9 formal courses must be taken for letter grade. At least five (5) 4-unit courses must be 200-level courses in Computer Science (taken for letter grades). 500-level courses cannot be applied. The remaining 4 courses are elective courses, also taken for 4-units, which may be 100- or 200-level courses in Computer Science or 200-level courses in a related discipline, i.e. Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Bioinformatics, etc. DO NOT include CS 201 seminars. .

CAPSTONE PLAN II (CAPSTONE PROJECT): Students explore the scope and work out the expectations of the Capstone Project with their faculty advisor. The project is presented for review by a three-person committee. Two members, including the chair, must hold appointments in the UCLA Computer Science Department. The remaining member may be a faculty member from either Computer Science, another UCLA department,or another UC campus department.

MS CAPSTONE PROJECT RESULTS: Results must be submitted to the CS Graduate Student Affairs Office no later than Wednesday of Week 2 of the quarter in which the M.S. degree is to be awarded. See the Graduate Program Deadlines for specific dates. Requirements for the Capstone Plan II and instructions for the results form are available at here.

MS ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY (ATC)

The Petition for Advancement to Master’s Candidacy must be submitted to the CS Graduate Student Affairs Office (GSAO) in the quarter prior to when the student plans to be either on Filing Fee, or enrolled, and submitting the Capstone Project or M.S. Thesis. For Summer and Fall, the deadline is 10 business days prior to the last day of Summer Session C (except if the deadline falls on Labor Day; in these cases the deadline will be 9 business days). For Winter and Spring the deadline is the Monday of 10th week.

GSAO staff will verify course completion and grades at the end of the quarter. M.S. candidates have one calendar year from the date of advancement to candidacy in which to complete all requirements for the degree. Sample for the Advancement to Candidacy Petition, here.

Master’s Filing Fee

When students have completed all requirements for the M.S. degree except the filing of either the thesis or comprehensive examination, they are eligible to pay a Filing Fee during the quarter in which the degree is to be awarded instead of registering.
Students may only use Filing Fee for one quarter. If students on filing fee fail to complete their thesis or Capstone Project by the end of Week 2, they must retroactively enroll and pay fees for that quarter.

The Master’s Filing Fee application deadline is the same as for the beforementioned Petition for Advancement to Master’s Candidacy  – -the quarter prior to when the student plans to be either on Filing Fee or enrolled and submitting the Capstone Project or M.S. Thesis. For Summer and Fall, the deadline is 10 business days prior to the last day of Summer Session C (except if the deadline falls on Labor Day; in these cases the deadline will be 9 business days). For Winter and Spring the deadline is the Monday of 10th week. Information and instructions for completing the Master’s Filing Fee application are available at: www.gdnet.ucla.edu/gasaa/etd/etdfaq.htm#FilingFee. The Master’s Filing Fee application is available at: www.gdnet.ucla.edu/gasaa/etd/filingfee.pdf

The 2016-2017 Filing Fee Deadline Chart is available at:

https://grad.ucla.edu/ucla/gasaa/filingfeedeadlines.pdf

M.S. Progress Requirements and Time-to-Degree

To maintain satisfactory academic progress, M.S. students must reach the milestones as established in the degree requirements outlined above, namely:

  • Breadth Requirement: End of 1st year (3rd quarter)
  • Program of Study: End of 1st year (3rd quarter)
  • Petition for ATC:the quarter prior to when the student plans to be either on Filing Fee, or enrolled, and submitting the Capstone Project or M.S. Thesis.

The maximum time to satisfactorily complete all M.S. requirements is 2 years or 6 quarters. Each quarter, the HSSEAS Dean’s Office evaluates the academic progress of all M.S. students.The majority of students are making satisfactory academic progress. Students not making satisfactory academic progress are notified and given corrective steps and time frames which will enable them to attain satisfactory academic progress.

Students who fail to meet requirements may be recommended for termination of graduate study. Graduate students may be disqualified from continuing in the graduate program for a variety of reasons. The most common is failure to maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average (3.00) required by the Academic Senate to remain in good standing. Other examples include failure of examinations, lack of timely progress toward the degree, and poor performance in core courses. Probationary students (those with cumulative grade point averages below 3.00) are subject to immediate dismissal upon the recommendation of their department. University guidelines governing termination of graduate students, including the appeal procedure, are outlined in Standards and Procedures for Graduate Study at UCLA. In addition to the standard reasons noted above, M.S. students may be recommended for termination for the following:

  • Failure to maintain satisfactory progress toward the degree within the two-year time limit for completing all degree requirements.
  • Failure to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 in all courses and in those in the 200 series.
  • Failure to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 in any two consecutive terms.
  • Failure of the Capstone Project.
  • Failure to complete the thesis to the satisfaction of the committee members.
  • Failure to satisfy the Computer Science breadth requirement.

M.S. Students Applying to Ph.D. Program

The selection of M.S. students who apply for admission into the Ph.D. program is a rigorous, internal process that identifies candidates who have demonstrated academic and research potential and achievement. The following application material must be submitted to the CS Graduate Student Affairs Office during last term of full-time enrollment:

Statement of purpose: Due no later than Week 2 of the last term of full-time enrollment.

Application for Admission to Ph.D. Program: Due no later than Week 2 of the last term of full-time enrollment.

Letter of Recommendation: Statement from faculty advisor recommending admission and guaranteeing funding support for duration of graduate study and research. Due no later than Week 7 of the last term of full-time enrollment.

Letter of Recommendation Forms from faculty advisor and two other CS faculty. All must have evaluated either the student’s Capstone Project or Thesis. Due no later than theWeek 7 of the last term of full-time enrollment. The deadline for filing the M.S. thesis with the Young Research Library is Week 7 of the quarter. The deadline for filing the Capstone Project results with the CS Graduate Student Affair Office also is Week 7 of the quarter, which is 3 weeks earlier than the regular due date, to accommodate the processing and review of the application to the Ph.D. program. If all documents are submitted on or before the deadlines noted above and admission is offered, the effective term for classification as a Ph.D. student would be the term following the completion of all requirements for the M.S. degree, which includes submission of the M.S. thesis or Capstone Project.

NOTE: Failure to submit each document by the deadline will cancel consideration  of the internal M.S. to Ph.D. application. Students would then need to apply through the regular Graduate Division online application.

General Information for All CS Graduate Students

Bruin Bill (formerly BAR)
Bruin Alert
Bruin OnLine, BOL (see Computer Accounts)
Certificate of Degree Completion
Computer Accounts
CS201: Computer Science Seminar
CS Email Account (See Computer Accounts)
Department Keys
Enrollment and Courses
Enrollment Verification
Faculty Advisors
Graduate Student Affairs Office (4403 Boelter Hall)
Graduate Student Lounge
Graduate Student Workstation (3286 Boelter Hall)
Individual Studies Classes
Leave of Absence Request
Mailboxes
Payroll Issues
Parking Permits
Registration (see Enrollment and Courses)
SEAS Café
Teaching Apprenticeships (TA-Ships)
URSA (University Records System Access)

Bruin Bill

All students are assigned a Bruin Bill account (formerly BAR). Your Bruin Bill account records all charges and payments (including housing) associated with registration along with other service charges that are assessed to students. You can access Bruin Bill through MyUCLA. Students are not notified when charges are posted. Accordingly, students should check their Bruin Bill account regularly. Miscellaneous fees accrue throughout the quarter and are due by the 20th of each month. If unpaid, a late fee will be applied to Bruin Bill each month.