UCLA is rolling out a new admissions program for students to apply to the college of their choice.
The program, called The College of Letters and Science (L&S), is a one-time offer to applicants who have already completed a high school coursework, completed a college coursework at a post-secondary institution or earned a bachelor’s degree.
L&s will also provide a one to two year scholarship for the first-time students who want to pursue a degree at a university that offers a degree program.
“The College of L&S is an exciting new initiative for our students and alumni, which is part of our commitment to diversity, inclusion and inclusion of students in our undergraduate admissions process,” said University President Susan Herbst in a statement.
“As a result of the introduction of The College, we will have a stronger and more diverse faculty in L&s and the admissions process will become even more accessible to students of color and underrepresented minorities.
The University will work closely with L&’s faculty, administrators, and community members to develop a comprehensive and equitable admissions process.”
L& S is an admissions program, which means applicants have to take a college degree or have a high-school grade point average.
Loyola University Chicago’s admissions process is different from most.
Undergraduates who apply for L& S receive a personalized letter from a professor, who gives a short history of their education and provides an overview of the requirements for a job.
L& s is a two-year program.
The new L&ss offer is part a larger effort by the university to increase diversity among its undergraduate applicants.
The university last year expanded its admissions to include students from low-income families and to increase the number of underrepresented students enrolled in the university’s undergraduate programs.