As one of the nation's oldest, largest, and most comprehensive continuing higher education providers, UCLA Extension gives you all the options and wide range of courses you need.

Top reasons to study here

  • Excellence: UCLA Extension demonstrates a high degree of proficiency, knowledge, commitment, and expertise in all that they do.
  • Creativity: UCLA Extension discovers and develops new ideas, programs, and processes that are both innovative and imaginative.
  • Integrity: UCLA Extension acts in accordance with the highest moral and ethical standards personally, professionally, and academically.

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



In 1917, University Extension is founded in Los Angeles, enrolling 1,684 students in 97 classes its first year. Two years later, UCLA is founded.


For a century, UCLA Extension has educated professionals to be successful. But that’s just the beginning. UCLA Extension is at the cusp of an emerging educational frontier, working to create revolutionary ways of learning and new approaches to engaging adults in professional development.


UCLA Extension offers an array of career resources to assist students and alumni with career exploration, decision making, and developing job search and networking skills, as well as facilitating employer connections. The online UCLA Extension Career Center acts as the hub for information on the latest career news, events, industry trends, employment opportunities, and career advice.  


Student services

Studying abroad not only provides insights into a new culture and a different educational system, but it also can help you better understand yourself and your own culture. The experience is often exciting, and sometimes presents challenges and problems.

To help orient and guide you throughout your stay in the United States and your studies at UCLA Extension, International Student Office (ISO) counselors can assist you with visa and immigration issues.

Housing services

International students enrolled in UCLA Extension programs typically live off campus, usually in apartments.

Exceptions–On-campus housing is available only during the summer quarter for those enrolled in the American Language Center or Study Abroad programs.

Library services

The UCLA Library, with more than seven million volumes, ranks among the top three university research libraries in North America. You can read books and magazines or study there without an ID card or a library card. To take books home, you need a library card, which you can get for $25 at the front desk of the Research or College (Powell) Library.

ICT services

 Free Internet service for your laptop computer is available at numerous public areas in west Los Angeles, including some restaurants and cafes, coffee shops, certain parts of the UCLA campus, UCLA Extension (ALC) buildings, and most local libraries.

Medical services

UCLA medical insurance is required and is included in your program fees.

Student Life

Campus life

Situated on 419 acres, the picturesque, park-like UCLA campus includes 174 buildings in a variety of architectural styles, as well as museums, sculpture gardens, fountains, and green spaces. 

Sports facilities

  • Los Angeles Tennis Center: 8 lighted tennis courts.
  • Sunset Canyon Recreation Center: 25- and 50-meter pools with picnic/barbecue areas.

Los Angeles, California, United States