Due to COVID-19, my study abroad plans have changed. Can I study abroad after graduation?

Students should discuss these plans with their academic advising unit, as it is ultimately the decision of the UCLA College or individual school whether a student can extend their time at UCLA. While it is not an uncommon plan for many UCLA students, it will depend on the individual student’s situation. A few things to consider:

  • While you can walk at commencement ceremonies and participate in the fun aspects of the celebration, you must remain a currently enrolled UCLA student to attend most study abroad programs. To do this, your expected graduation term should align with the end of your study abroad program, which your academic advising unit can explain in more detail.
  • Students interested in using financial aid on a program following commencement should contact the UCLA Financial Aid Office to see what type of aid would be available to them and what action they need to take. Typically, these students will need to file FAFSA one more time.

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