Applicants who received their degree(s) from a university OUTSIDE the United States must submit all of the following:
Transcript in the native language of the country, certified as official with the school's original seal
Complete translation into English of the transcript, certified by the school itself or by a certified translator
Degree certificate or diploma copy in the native language of the country, certified as official with the school's original seal, showing the exact degree received and date awarded
Complete translation into English of the degree certificate, certified by the school itself or by a certified translator
After admitted, please mail the original documents to:
UCLA Anderson MFE Program
110 Westwood Plaza, Suite C310
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481UCLA
UCLA Anderson evaluates all international undergraduate education within the context of each country's system. Please do NOT try to convert your grade point average to the American 4.0 scale. We know the grading system and the rigorous schools in every nation, and we compare applicants based on how they performed versus other candidates from that country.
The minimum graduate admission requirement includes a bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution. We are unable to determine whether a degree is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree prior to receiving a complete application. Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside the U.S. should have completed degree programs representing a minimum of 16 years of schooling with at least 12 years at the primary and secondary level. Specific requirements for academic systems in different countries are described below.
UCLA Anderson and the UCLA Graduate Division will both review the academic records of all applicants whose undergraduate degrees were earned outside the U.S. to determine whether the academic credentials presented from the foreign institution are acceptable for admission to graduate student status. The MFE Admissions office will notify applicants whom we intend to admit to UCLA Anderson, however Graduate Division reserves the right to make all final decisions on foreign academic records.
Candidates who have obtained their preparatory education at institutions outside the United States should observe the following instructions when preparing the application:
List all post-secondary educational institutions attended, including technical and professional schools, regardless of the period of attendance or whether the study was related to the field of management. Provide the full, actual names of the institutions attended and the titles of all diplomas or degrees obtained. (Applicants from countries not using the Roman alphabet should provide the names of their institutions in English.)