Application for Admission to the Psychology ADP Minor

The application deadline for Spring-SummerA-SummerB 2020 (cohort B) is Monday, October 21, 2019 (Fall quarter, week 4).

The application deadline for Fall-Winter-Spring 2020-21 (cohort A) is Monday, January 27, 2020 (Winter quarter, week 4). (Do not submit applications for this admissions cycle until Fall 2019 grades are final and appear on your degree audit report.)

FOR COHORT B 2020 APPLICANTS (APPLY BY 4 PM MONDAY, 10/21/19): 

  • You are welcome to submit your materials anytime until the deadline. 
  • We will contact you by October 28 to confirm receipt of your application.
  • You may also be asked to sign up for a 1-hour group interview. It is vital that you respond as soon as possible if invited to interview.
  • Cohort B 2020 applicants will be informed of decisions by December 2, 2019.

COMPONENTS OF YOUR APPLICATION:

  • There are 4 parts of the application. All are due by Monday, October 21, 2019, 4 pm.
    1. 1 academic- or employment-related recommendation from any supervisor or instructor who knows you well and can speak to your strengths, skills and potential. Your recommender can be from outside UCLA (but should not be a member of your family). Please plan ahead to allow time for your recommender to complete this form and return it to you for inclusion in your application.  
      1. Use form provided and provide recommender with a blank envelope.
      2. Submit your recommendation in hard copy, sealed in an envelope with the recommender's signature across the seal, to the Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office (now in the Life Sciences Building) by 4:00 pm Monday 10/21/2019.
    2. Part 1 of the application: Type responses into the web-based application form below (scroll down this page; NOTE: Form currently undergoing updates; thank you for your patience! We will make it available again soon. Meanwhile, you are welcome to work on Part 2 of the application and provide your form to your recommender [see above]). At the bottom of the form, you will be asked to upload parts 3 and 4, the following two files:
    3. A complete copy of your UCLA Degree Progress Report or Degree Audit Report.
      1. There is no need for an official Registrar-issued transcript.
      2. Pre-UCLA transcripts (e.g., community college) are not required.
      3. Save the DPR/DAR in PDF or Word format and upload it to the web-based application form.
    4. A complete Part 2 of the application, with answers to the short questions and essay question, saved in PDF or Word format and uploaded to this web-based application form. Please use this Word document to complete Part 2. NOTE: Part 2 of the application has been updated (as of 8/25/19). Please make sure you are using the document with the file name "ADPApplicationPart2-2020-21."
  • NOTE: You are also welcome to provide (in "Part 1" web form, below) the name of a current or past ADP student who knows you well and whom you would like us to contact for a brief reference on your behalf.
    • The ADP reference must have already completed at least one full quarter of the ADP sequence (Internship + Psychology 134A).
    • You can name maximum one current or past ADP student to provide a referral for you, even if there are multiple ADP students/grads whom you might want us to contact.
    • Of course, a referral by a current or past ADP student is in no way a guarantee of admission, nor is it required for either the applicant or the ADP student to participate in this process. 

Please ensure all parts of your application are complete and submitted on time. We cannot review incomplete applications.


 

Basic Information

Please provide relevant detail, e.g., if pre-major, undeclared (and what you are moving or leaning towards) or if you are planning / in process of a change in major (and from what to what). Note any planned double major and/or minor(s) in addition to ADP as well.
Note: If you are completing this in fall and are a first-year or transfer student, enter 0.0 and be assured that the Degree Progress Report you upload (below) will display all community college courses and AP credits and grades/scores.
Note: If you are undeclared, enter 0.0.
Please indicate your preferred pronouns.
If none of the pronouns above are your preferred pronouns, please provide your own below.
Please describe your gender identity. If you prefer not to say, you can simply write, "Prefer not to say."
Please describe your ethnicity. If you prefer not to say, you can simply write "prefer not to say."
Local Address
Format: (XXX) XXX-XXXX
Format: (XXX) XXX-XXXX
Permanent Address
If so, you may leave permanent address/telephone fields blank.

 

Your Application to ADP

If you selected "Other": please tell us how you first heard about ADP other than the options above. If you heard about ADP from an announcement, please feel free to name where you heard the announcement. If someone personally recommended the minor to you, please feel free to name the person.
Please indicate if you would like to be considered for a future cohort if you are not admitted to the B Spring-Summer 2020 cohort to which you are applying. (Note that this is not an automatic process. Each cohort is admitted separately.) Remember that it is possible for a student to walk at commencement in June and complete the minor and 3-quarter ADP cohort sequence that September (e.g., if you are planning to graduate in Spring 2021 but could stay on through Summer Session C of that year, you might want to be considered for Cohort B 2021 if you don't receive an admissions offer for this cohort.)
If no, leave blank. If yes, for what cohort(s)?



Psychology 130: Developmental Psychology Course Completion / Plan

We strongly recommend our students take Psychology 130, the introduction to Developmental Psychology, prior to beginning their first quarter in the ADP cohort. (Note: It is also a required course for the minor and must be taken at UCLA, not at a community college.)

Have you taken 130 already?

  • If you have already completed 130: please enter "Yes," the last name of your professor, and your grade in the course. 
  • If you are currently enrolled in 130 (Fall 2019): please enter "IP."
  • If you have not taken the course yet: please enter "No" and when you intend to take the course (for applicants to Cohort B 2020, the only option is Winter 2020)



Language Proficiency

Some of the children at ADP childcare placement sites are bilingual. It's helpful for us to know if you have proficiency in any language(s) other than English (although it's not a requirement!) Please list any languages you speak in addition to English, and for each, indicate level of proficiency.

Note: fluency in additional language(s) is not a criterion for admission.





Off-campus Internship Site Placement Availability

We occasionally have an internship placement 4 miles from campus in the Palms neighborhood of LA (a 20-minute direct bus ride from UCLA). Are you willing to be considered for this placement, if it were to be one of our sites for the upcoming cohort? (Note: not a criterion for admission.)



Work-study Eligibility and Interest 

We occasionally have work-study opportunities for ADP students during or after completion of their 3-quarter courses and internship. NOTE: this is NOT taken into consideration as admissions criteria. Internships and courses are completed for academic credit only. Please indicate whether you expect to be eligible and interested in learning more about work-study opportunities with ADP.

 

Referral Request 

Is there a current or past ADP student* who knows you well, and whom you’d like us to contact to request a brief referral on your behalf? 

If the answer is no: no problem! Leave this item blank, and be assured that not requesting a referral from an ADP student will not affect your chances of being admitted to the minor.
 
If the answer is yes: please provide the full first and last name of the ADP student you’d like us to contact, and we will contact them directly and take it from there. Of course, a referral by a current or past ADP student is in no way a guarantee of admission, nor is it required for either the applicant or the ADP student/grad to participate in this process. 
 
Guidelines: 
  1. You can name only one ADP student or grad to provide a referral for you, even if there are multiple ADP students/grads whom you might want us to contact. 
  2. *To provide a referral for an applicant, a student must either have completed the minor in full, or be currently enrolled in the ADP minor AND have completed at least one quarter of the internship and simultaneous 134 coursework. 

File Uploads

Please upload a copy of your Degree Progress Report or Degree Audit Report. There is no need for an official Registrar-issued transcript. Pre-UCLA transcripts (e.g., community college) are not required.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx odt.
Please use this Word document to complete the short answers and essay questions. NOTE: Minor changes have been made to part 2 of the application for this admissions cycle (updated 8/25/19). Please make sure you are using the file named "ADPApplicationPart2-2020-21."
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx odt.