SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION UPLOAD SYSTEM

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Technical Support:
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  • Transferring to the Visual Arts at UCLA – Help Document (PDF)
  • Webinar: Applying to UCLA in the Visual and Performing Arts Majors from California Community College (you will have to sign in for free to PrepTalk to view)
  • General Information

    Dear Prospective Students:

    Hello, and welcome to the UCLA Arts Supplemental Application!

    In this FAQ you will find information on how to troubleshoot your application. However, we do have a few recommendations for best practices that will allow us to serve you better.

    Right at the front, please let us state the #1 Best Practice For A Successful UCLA Arts Application (Or Any Application, For That Matter):

    #1: Start Your Application Early – Not At The Last Minute.

    If you are having issues with your supplemental application, we are able to help you. However, the closer you get to the deadline, the fewer options you will have. If anything, log in when you are granted access and take a quick look around to see if there is anything you need to address immediately.

    If you realize that you applied to the wrong major and need to request a change, you will need more time.

    If you need to order transcripts and your school takes two weeks to deliver transcripts, you will need more time.

    If you need to resize all of your images, reformat your multimedia file, convert your document to PDF, or retype all of your extracurriculars because you forgot to hit “Save” and you lost all of your information, you will need more time.

    If your internet connection is not working and you need to find another internet connection so that you can upload, you will need more time.

    If it’s the day the application is due and you were planning on going straight home to finish the application before the deadline but then you have an emergency on the way home and have to make an unexpected trip elsewhere in order to attend to that emergency and can’t get home to finish the application, you will need more time.

    Please, please, please: plan in advance.

    Best wishes for a successful and stress-free application process,

    UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture

     

  • Logging In

    For new UCLA Applicants: here is how your application gets to us!

    When you submit your UC application, it goes first to the Office of the President in Oakland. Then, the applications get sent out to all of the UC campuses you've designated. THEN, UCLA downloads your UC application to us at UCLA Arts.

    This entire process happens once a day, every business day (M-F excluding weekends and holidays). The download happens around midnight (so if you submitted your application at 3am, then the soonest it will show up to us is in approximately 24 hours). Sometimes this process can take one day, sometimes it can take five or six days. If you submitted your UC application more than five days ago and you still can't access the arts supplement, please contact us at supplemental@arts.ucla.edu and we can see if we can find more information for you. 

    When you contact us, please confirm the following:

     

    FOR NEW UCLA APPLICANTS:

    - When you submitted the UC application.

    - Ensure that you are entering in your UC Application ID correctly.

    - Your Date of Birth should be in 00-00-0000 format.

    - If you are using Safari, please try Chrome or Firefox (most updated versions) as browsers.

    - Ensure that cookies are ON.

    - Confirm your first choice major to UCLA… only students who listed our arts majors as their first choice, get the instructions for the supplement.

    - Confirm that your major supplement is open. Dance and WAC applications are open now until December 14, and applicants to Architectural Studies, Art, and Design|Media Arts will have access from January 2-20. 

     

    FOR CHANGE OF MAJOR APPLICANTS

    - Ensure that you are entering in your Student ID correctly.

    - Your phone number should be in 1234567890 format (no dashes, no parentheses).

    - Try using Chrome or Firefox browsers (most updated versions).

    - Ensure that cookies are ON.

    - Confirm that your major supplement is open. Dance and WAC applications are open now until December 14, and applicants to Architectural Studies, Art, and Design|Media Arts will have access from January 2-20. 

     

    If you have gone down the list and still can’t log in, email supplemental@arts.ucla.edu.

     

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  • Double Majoring/Major Changes

    PLEASE NOTE: UCLA only considers your FIRST CHOICE major in the application process; this is a campus-wide policy.*

    (*with the exception of the School of Engineering, which will consider you for a second choice major IF your first and second choice majors are both in Engineering.)

    If you want to submit a supplemental application for a UCLA Arts major, you must put the UCLA Arts major as your FIRST CHOICE to UCLA. If you list your UCLA Arts major as your alternate on the UC application, you do not get access to the supplement.

     

    Q: I want to double major in the arts and something else at UCLA. How do I do that?

    Most majors at UCLA will allow double majoring provided you are in good academic standing with both departments. If you have a major of interest, you will want to check with UCLA to ensure that double majors will be permitted (ex. the School of Theater, Film and Television does not allow double majoring).

    Since the admission process only takes into consideration the first choice major, you will need to decide if you want to submit a supplemental application (audition or portfolio), or if you want to be considered through another program. Here are all of the majors we offer: http://www.admission.ucla.edu/prospect/coll_sch.htm

    If you are admitted through a UCLA Arts major by submitting a supplemental application, you are admitted to the campus. Once you matriculate you may follow up with the academic counselors to see about double majoring.

    If you are admitted through an academic major (Letters and Science, Engineering, etc.), once you are on campus you may make an appointment with a UCLA Arts department counselor to see about adding a double major in a UCLA Arts area. You will have to complete a supplemental application that involves an audition or a portfolio.

     

     Q: I am a current applicant and I selected the wrong major, can I change it?

    Major changes are accepted through November 30. If you put the wrong major on the UC application and have already submitted, please email supplemental@arts.ucla.edu and include your full name, UC Application ID, and birthdate.

     

    Q: What if it’s after November 30 and I want to change my major?

    Change of major requests past November 30 but still before the supplement deadline, are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. There is no guarantee that your change of major request will be honored.

    Change of major requests must be made in the Undergraduate Admission mainframe, which takes anywhere from 1-3 days to become active in our downloads. You still have to meet your supplemental deadline, so by making this request you are taking on assumed risk that you will not be able to submit the supplement for your desired department. 

    If you want to take this chance, email us at supplemental@arts.ucla.edu to confirm that you want to change your major past the deadline, that you understand that you may not be able to get access to the supplement, and that if you do not get access to the supplement in time you must stay with your current major/change to another major in Letters and Science (the only school on campus that will take major changes past November 30). 

     

    Q: What if it’s after the supplemental deadline and I want to change my major?

    After the supplemental deadline for your major has passed, we can no longer make changes. You have three options at this point:

    - If you are already applying to SOAA, you may continue with your current arts major. Should you be admitted to UCLA in this major, you can request to change your major once you are at UCLA.

    - Change your major to one in Letters and Science to be considered in the general campus review. You will not be able to submit a supplement if you do this. Should you be admitted to UCLA, you can request to change your major once you are at UCLA.

    - Withdraw your application to UCLA entirely.

     

     Q: I asked for a change of major from one UCLA Arts major to another, and my supplement is still showing my old major.

     It takes 1-3 business days for your major to change over from the time you get a confirmation from our office. In the meantime, you still have access to the UCLA Arts supplemental application, and you can fill out your general information: current and future coursework, extracurricular activities, honors/awards, employment, and upload your transcripts. All of these are common areas for your application that will swap over when your major is changed, so entering this information in now will save you time.

    For Dance and World Arts and Cultures, in addition to all of the areas listed above you can upload your additional writing statements, optional performance resume, and optional Other Evidence of Creativity.

    For Architectural Studies, Art, and Design|Media Arts: you can complete all of your academic information but wait for your major change to be updated before you begin the portfolio and artist statement.

     

  • Missed Deadlines

    Q: I missed the UC application deadline on November 30, what can I do?

    Unfortunately, there is absolutely nothing we can do if you missed the UC application deadline. You will have to apply for the next year.

     

    Q: I missed my department supplemental deadline, what can I do?

    Our deadlines are strictly enforced due to the fact that our faculty must be allowed enough time to properly evaluate supplemental applications. Students are given the maximum amount of time possible to submit their applications, but we also must respect departmental administrative procedures and remain in compliance with other university deadlines.

    If you believe that you missed the deadline due to a technical error directly attributable to the supplemental application, you may mail us at supplemental@arts.ucla.edu with a DETAILED explanation as to why you were not able to submit. Include information such as the first time that you logged into the system, descriptions of technical difficulties (if you see error messages, screenshots are particularly helpful), and any other circumstantial evidence that you believe to be relevant. We will review your file and follow up with you promptly. LATE ACCESS TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL IS NOT GUARANTEED.

    Any content emailed and/or mailed to the departments outside of the supplemental online system cannot be considered in support of admission to UCLA Arts.  The faculty will only review material submitted through online upload, and will only consider completed applications. 

    If you did not submit in time, you will have two options:

    1. Request that UCLA change your first choice major from UCLA Arts, to the College of Letters & Science.  This action will include you in the general applicant pool to UCLA and you will be evaluated on the basis of your general UC application only, no information from the UCLA Arts supplemental application will be considered.  Should you be admitted to UCLA under Letters & Science, you will be welcome to pursue admission to UCLA Arts upon matriculation to campus.

    2. Withdraw your application from UCLA entirely.  If you wish to re-apply to UCLA Arts in the future, you may inquire about the transfer application process.

  • Academic History

    SCHOOLS ATTENDED

    List all of the high schools and/or colleges/universities that you have attended.

    Please list in chronological order, beginning with high school.

     

    CURRENT COURSEWORK

    - List all of your courses currently in progress, at all academic institutions, and in all subjects. 

    - Do not list any past coursework in this area of the application; your past coursework is visible on your transcripts.

    - If your completed fall classes are listed on your transcript but you do not have grades posted yet, these classes still count as Past Coursework, so you do not need to list them under Current Coursework. 

    - If you have a class that you have been taking in the fall but has continued over to winter/spring, you may list this as Current Coursework. 

    - If you do not have a course number and/or unit count associated with your class, you can put “NA”.

     

    FUTURE COURSEWORK

    - List all courses you are planning on taking in the winter, spring and/or summer, at all academic institutions, and in all subjects.

    - If you do not have a course number and/or unit count associated with your class, you can put “NA”.

    - If you are not planning to take any classes prior to attending UCLA, please enter “NA” in the field.

     

    If you are “in between” classes, ex. you are registered but haven’t begun instruction, you can list your coursework in either Current or Future sections.

    For example, if you are starting your Spring Quarter a week after the UCLA supplement is due and you know that you are going to be taking classes in the summer, you can put the Spring Quarter coursework as Current, and list the summer classes as Future. If you are not taking any summer classes, then you could list Spring Quarter classes as either Current or Future.

    Please use your best judgment in these areas. Depending on where you are in your fall semester, what classes are listed on your most current transcript, and any planned coursework for spring and/or summer, your situation is unique. Figure out which arrangement allows you to list all of your information clearly and chronologically, and does not omit any information.

      

     EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

    List any and all awards, honors, exhibitions, internships, employment commitments, casual activities, hobbies, et al in this section. You have unlimited space in these categories. Please list ALL activities, both arts- and non-arts-related.

     

     Awards/Honors/Exhibitions/Internships/Experience

    List any awards, honors, exhibitions, internships, community service, employment… any and all experience. This is a space that is better used for activities that happen once and not over a span of time. For example: "Type: Honor / Title: Presidential Arts Award / Date: 2016".

    The next category, "Relevant Extracurricular Activities", offers a date range so you can list activities that occur over a span of time. For example: "Activity Name: Apparel Retail / Dates: May 2016 – August 2016".

     

    Relevant Extracurricular Activities

    List any awards, honors, exhibitions, internships, community service, employment… any and all experience. This space offers a date range so you can list activities that occur over a span of time. For example: "Activity Name: Apparel Retail / Dates: May 2016 – August 2016".

    The previous category, "Awards/Honors/Exhibitions/Internships/Experience", is better used for activities that happen once and not over a span of time. For example: "Type: Honor / Title: Presidential Arts Award / Date: 2016".

     

    Q: I would like to list a current/ongoing activity but the system does not allow me to enter in a date range to present (ex. "February 2013 - present"). 

     

    In this situation, you can list a date in the future. If you know the activity is going to end, for example, in a few months, you can list that future month. If you don't have a projected end date, you can still choose a future month (ex. June 2017) so that it's clear to the faculty that you are currently engaged in the listed activity. 

  • Personal Statements

    Q: Why am I over the character limit? / Why is the system not allowing apostrophes?

    Microsoft Word automatically changes straight quotation marks (‘ or ") to curly (smart or typographer's) quotes as you type.  These smart quotes sometimes convert to extra characters and may put you over the set character limit, not show up at all, or otherwise affect your original text format.

    To turn this feature on or off in Word:

    1.      On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options, and then click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.

    2.      Under Replace as you type, select or clear the "straight quotes" with "smart quotes" check box.

    3.      Note You can find and replace all instances of single or double curly quotes with straight quotes in your document. To do this, clear the "straight quotes" with "smart quotes" check box on the AutoFormat As You Type tab. On the Edit menu, click Replace. In both the Find what and Replace with boxes, type ' or ", and then click Find Next or Replace All.

    4.      To replace all straight quotes with curly quotes, select the "straight quotes" with "smart quotes" check box, and repeat the find and replace procedure.

     

    Q: I have written one of my UC personal insight responses about my artistic practice. Can I submit that for the essay that is required in the supplement?

    Your audience for your UC responses are “general UC readers”, and your audience for the UCLA Arts supplemental essays are your department faculty. The department faculty will read the supplemental essays first, and do have access to your UC responses. In the event that the reviewing faculty want more information about an applicant, they may refer to the UC responses. It is in your best interest to make your UC responses distinct from your UCLA Arts supplement essays.

     

     

  • Unofficial Transcripts

    UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

    If you are a freshman applicant, upload a PDF copy of your current high school transcript.

    If you are a sophomore-level transfer applicant, upload PDF copies of all colleges you have attended since high school, as well as your final high school transcript.

    If you are a junior-level transfer applicant, upload PDF copies of all colleges you have attended since high school.

    Most schools will make available your unofficial transcripts via download from the institutional website, or will provide a printed copy that you can scan.

    You can use free Adobe Acrobat Reader software to convert transcript files, in either JPG or Word format, to PDF. 

     

    Get Adobe Reader: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/

     

    Q: Can I upload my transcript as a .jpeg or .doc file?

    No; all transcripts must be formatted as a PDF. Some schools will provide you with PDF files, or you can scan hard copies as a PDF or take them to a copy center (i.e. Kinko’s) and have them scanned and converted. If you have a .jpeg or .doc file, you can make PDFs from these files.

    PDFs from documents: http://www.wikihow.com/Create-PDF-Files

    If you have jpegs, drag and drop them into a document file, and then follow the directions to create a PDF from a document.

    Q: I only have an official transcript, may I send that to you directly?

     No; everything must be uploaded.  You may open your official transcript, thereby making it unofficial, and scan that document.

    Q: I had my official transcript sent to UCLA, did you get it? 

    Unfortunately, we have no way of locating your transcript if you had it mailed to UCLA. Most transcript delivery services will have the transcript sent to Undergraduate Admission. We do not have access to these transcripts, and Undergraduate Admission does not process these transcripts until after May 1. 

    Q: I have finished my fall semester classes but don’t have grades listed yet, is that okay?

     Yes.  Please submit the most recent transcripts you have available. 

    Q: Through an agreement with my high school, I am taking community college coursework which counts for both high school and college credits. Which transcript should I send in?

     If your college coursework shows on your high school transcript, please submit the high school transcript. If your college coursework is on a separate transcript, please submit that document. You may wish to include a short note that explains that the coursework counts for both high school and college credits.

    Q: I am a sophomore-level transfer and do not have my first semester transcripts from my college yet. What do I do?

     Please submit your most recent transcripts (which in this case would be high school). If you know your college course grades, type them onto a separate sheet with a note explaining that the documents have not been published. If you have any projected grades for courses, you may write those in and make note that they are anticipated grades. 

    Q: I was supposed to receive my transcripts from my school, but there was a problem and I won’t get them until past the deadline. What do I do?

    In order to submit the supplement, you will need to upload a placeholder PDF into the application. For example, you can take screenshots of your self-reported grades in the UC application, drop them into a Word file, and create a PDF (http://www.wikihow.com/Create-PDF-Files). Copies of older transcripts (ex. only going up through junior year) would also work. IMPORTANT: if you upload a placeholder document, EMAIL US at supplemental@arts.ucla.edu and let us know that you are uploading a placeholder, and that you will be emailing us a replacement transcript. We can make a note in your file that you will be emailing an updated transcript. 

    Please follow up ASAP with your updated transcript. The departments begin their reviews after the supplemental deadline and will need your information for their evaluations. 

     

     

  • On-Campus Change Of Majors

    Below please find the procedures for Change of Major applicants—current UCLA students applying to SOAA majors.

    1)            Student submits their UCLA Undergraduate Petition for Change of Major to the department counselor.*

    Form: http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/Forms/Registration-and-Enrollment/Undergraduate-Program-Change-Petition

    Petition forms are due by 4pm on the following dates:

    DECEMBER 2 (Dance and WAC)

    DECEMBER 9 (AUD and DMA)

    *Students must ensure to retain a copy of their petition form from the department counselor – they will need a PDF copy to upload into the online Change of Major registration. 

    2)                  Students register their Change of Major at https://supplemental.arts.ucla.edu/changeofmajor/. This site will open November 1. Students will fill out some personal information, and also upload a PDF copy of their petition form.

    3)            Once the student has registered, they are eligible to begin their supplemental application at https://supplemental.arts.ucla.edu/login.php.

    After November 1, Dance and WAC students will have access immediately following their registration.

    AUD and DMA students will have access to their supplement beginning January 2.

    Due Dates to submit the supplement:

    November 1 - December 14 – Dance and WAC

    January 2 - January 20 – AUD and DMA 

     

    Q: This is my first quarter at UCLA. I don't have a GPA yet, but the supplemental application is requesting a current GPA. What do I put? 

    A: You can put "NA" or "0.0". 

     

  • Video Uploads

    Q: I’m trying to upload files and they won’t save.

    If your files won’t save and/or the program is kicking you back to the login page, please ensure that your cookies are ON. Also, please use CHROME as a browser.  

     

    Q: I’m getting an error message, “exceeded the maximum files to upload”. What is this?

    Try uploading and saving each file one at a time. Depending on your home internet connection, uploading one at a time and waiting until one is fully uploaded (when you get the "preparing file for playback" message is okay) before you start the next one usually works.

     

    Q: I’m trying to delete files and the system won’t let me.

     

    Please contact supplemental@arts.ucla.edu.

  • Architectural Studies

    Q: I’m a freshman and I cannot select Architectural Studies as a major. What do I do?

    The Architectural Studies major only accepts junior-level applicants. Freshmen interested in Architectural Studies must apply through any other major that accepts freshmen. Once on campus, you can inquire about the process of applying to Architectural Studies.

    Freshman applicants frequently apply through Letters and Science-Undeclared. Arriving on campus as Undeclared allows the first two years at UCLA to be directed towards completing all lower division general education requirements, as well as taking the Architectural Studies prerequisite classes (Introduction to Design (AUD 1), History of Architecture and Urban Design: Prehistory to Mannerism (AUD 10A), and History of Architecture and Urban Design: Baroque to Contemporary Moment (AUD 10B) -- http://registrar.ucla.edu/Academics/Course-Descriptions/Course-Details?SA=ARCH%26UD&funsel=3). Students are also eligible to take JumpStart, which is a summer program focused on portfolio development (http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/JumpstartArchitecture). The application process to formally declare the major occurs in the sophomore year, so that students begin their architecture coursework in the junior year.

    Freshman applicants to UCLA may also apply to Art or Design|Media Arts should they wish to submit a portfolio. In this scenario, students would take their lower division general education requirements while completing the coursework required for their major. They would also be eligible to take the Architectural Studies prerequisite coursework listed above, and could also take the JumpStart program over the summer.

    The department also accepts students as transfers from community colleges or other 4-year institutions. Transfers from outside of campus may take JumpStart in order to prepare the portfolio, or develop their portfolio work at their educational institution, at a job/internship, or work independently on self-initiated projects outside of a classroom. 

     

    Q: What should I put into my portfolio?

    There is a prepared document for prospective transfer students available at this link, which talks about the portfolio expectations for the visual arts programs:

    http://www.arts.ucla.edu/supplemental-info

     

    Q: Does a cover page/index count towards the 3-6 pages in the portfolio requirement? 

    Yes-- cover pages, indexes, resource lists, etc., all count towards the 6-page maximum. If the PDF exceeds the 6-page maximum, the faculty will only look at the first 6 pages and disregard the rest. 

     

  • Art

    JPEG IMAGE UPLOAD

    Images can be no greater than 3 MB.

    Maximum file dimensions are 1920 horizontal x 1200 vertical.

    Only JPEG images will be accepted.

     

    Q: Why can't I upload a 1200 x 1920 image?

    Your image will then exceed the maximum height requirement of 1200. Maximum dimensions are 1920 horizontal on the X axis, and 1200 vertical on the Y axis.

     

    Q: Why are the maximum dimensions 1920 horizontal x 1200 vertical? What if my image is portrait?

    This is a standard high definition resolution for most monitors and projectors. To prevent distortions when viewing your image it is best that you ensure your image fits within a 1920X x 1200Y resolution display.

     

    Q: My image is 1200 x 1920; what should I resize it to?

    In this case, 750 x 1200. Most image editing programs will automatically resize proportionally.

     

    Q: My image is of a different size and does not fit, what should I resize it to?

    With your image editing software you can resize your image proportionally to fit within the maximum dimensions of 1920X x 1200Y.

     

    Q: Can I put descriptions of each piece with each image?

    There is no place on the application to include written descriptions of individual pieces. If you would like to discuss conceptual and/or technical aspects of your work, this should be included in the Personal Statement where applicable.

     

    Q: Why are my images showing up fuzzy/dull/low-resolution?

    On the student viewing end, the images will display at low resolution to save on bandwidth and ensure that your files upload quickly and easily.  On the faculty viewing end, the images display at full resolution.

    We promise... the faculty can absolutely see your work as you intended :) We have requested this particular formatting so that our review process runs smoothly, but also does not compromise the viewing quality of student artwork. 

     

    Q: I’ve uploaded my image and it is not showing up on the viewer, all I see is a red “X” icon indicating a broken image. What do I do?

    Please email supplemental@arts.ucla.edu with your full name, application ID number and department to which you are applying.

     

    Q: How recent do the portfolio works have to be?

    The faculty wishes to see your best, complete work. There is no cutoff date in terms of when the work was generated.

     

    Q: I am trying to upload images but can't find the button. 

    If you are using Safari, this is a very common problem. Please try a different browser-- Chrome and FireFox work best. If you are already using a different browser and your image upload button is still disappearing, please contact us at supplemental@arts.ucla.edu.  

     

    FORMATTING 

    You may use any photo editing software at your disposal to format your images.

    If you are using Windows and need software to resize your images, you can download Irfanview, which is free for non-commercial use.

    http://www.irfanview.com/

     

     

  • World Arts And Cultures/Dance - Dance

    PRO TIP for this major: turn in your UC application sooner rather than later.

    When you submit your UC application, your application is logged at the main UC offices in Oakland. Then, the confirmation record is forwarded to UCLA Arts. Once we receive your record, we grant you access to your department supplement.

    This confirmation record typically takes 1-6 business days to process from the UC mainframe, which processes for all nine undergraduate UC campuses. As the November 30 deadline approaches, the confirmations tend to lag more because most students—upwards of 75%-- submit within the last 48 hours prior to the deadline. Additionally, processing can be delayed by the Thanksgiving holiday, because applications are not downloaded on holidays. We also do not process over weekends. 

    If you submit on November 30, it might take until December 8-9 for your confirmation to come through, depending on holiday/weekend timing. Turning in the UC application sooner will give you more time to log into and work on the supplemental application. 

     

    Q: I haven’t written a research paper, what do I do?

    For the research paper sample, the admissions committee is most interested in getting a sense of your academic writing, generation and presentation of original thought, a strong thesis statement supported by critical analysis, and proper citation of sources. You may write on any and all subject matter that you feel is relevant to your overall presentation to the department. 

    Here are some links that describe the definitions of different types of research papers, as well as help on how to write one. You may choose to write a new paper to fulfill this assignment, or you may find that something you have already written falls under these guidelines. 

    https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/AlinaStepanova4/how-to-write-a-research-paper-useful-tips-for-successful-academic-writing-65156660

    http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/linkscommon.htm

    http://www.personal-writer.com/blog/7-most-popular-types-of-research-papers

    http://www.personal-writer.com/blog/research-papers-what-you-really-should-know-about-it

    http://www.infoplease.com/homework/t1termpaper1.html

    http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/Research.html

    http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Research-Paper

    https://www.saintpaul.edu/currentstudents/Documents/AcademicSupportCenter/ResearchPaperTutorial.pdf

    http://www.wikihow.com/Avoid-Plagiarism

     

    Q: My research paper is longer than 12 pages. 

    You may edit down the paper to fit 12 pages, or you may include an excerpt. If you submit an excerpt, you may include a short note explaining that your submission is part of a longer paper.

    If the body of your paper is at or less than 12 pages but your bibliography/reference page puts you over the 12-page limit, it is acceptable to upload the entire document even if the total page count is over 12 pages. As long as the actual body of the paper does not exceed 12 pages, the faculty will accept the document. 

     

    Q: My research paper is shorter than 6 pages. 

    You will have to add content to your research paper until the paper is six pages long.

    Please note that a cover page, and a reference list DO count towards the total 6-12 pages. 

     

    Q: Can I use one of my UC personal insight responses for the department supplemental prompt that responds to the department mission statement? 

    Your audience for your UC responses are “general UC readers”, and your audience for the UCLA Arts supplemental essays are your department faculty. The department faculty will read the supplemental essays first, and do have access to your UC responses. In the event that the reviewing faculty want more information about an applicant, they may refer to the UC responses. It is in your best interest to make your UC responses distinct from your UCLA Arts supplement essays. 

     

    Q: The research paper says that the content needs to relate to the Dance BA. My paper isn’t about dance… what do I do? 

    The research paper can be on any topic. It does not have to be about *dance*, but the department would like to see papers that relate to the *Dance BA*, which pertains to your overall interest and anticipated experience within the major.

    From the department mission statement:

    “Defined by a dynamic blend of theory and practice, World Arts and Cultures/Dance (WACD) is led by a renowned faculty of scholars, activists, curators, filmmakers, and choreographers dedicated to critical cross-cultural analysis and art-making. Our department is the place to make dances, explore digital media, curate exhibitions, become an arts activist, and develop scholarly expertise in culture and the arts. We draw upon multiple disciplines and artistic approaches while encouraging students to position their work within broad social contexts.”

    The department is asking students to consider their practice from a variety of contexts. Within the supplemental application, you are building a holistic presentation for the faculty. The audition is one piece, but all elements of the application create an overall impression for the faculty so hopefully your research paper ties in somehow.

    Here are a few examples of how the supplemental application could look for different kinds of dance applicants:

    Example: You choreograph dances using environmental issues as inspiration. You have one letter of recommendation from your biology teacher, and one from your dance instructor. Your research paper is about water conservation... a paper that may have been written for a science class, but is readable and educational in the sense that someone without any science background can appreciate your paper.

    Example: You are a dancer who wants to eventually go on to become a physical therapist. You discuss this interest in your essay. Your letters of recommendation are from your art history teacher, and from the football coach at your high school because you have been leading ballet classes for the football team to improve their agility on the field. Your research paper is about ways in which physical activity improves mood and overall mental health.  

    Example: You are a hip-hop dancer and a slam poet. Your essay talks about how you use performance to address social/cultural issues. Your letters of recommendation are from a civics teacher and an English teacher (because you have never taken formal dance classes; you’ve learned on your own through street dance crews and YouTube videos). Your research paper discusses common themes found in the literary works of Toni Morrison and James Baldwin. You also submit Other Evidence of Creativity that is a video of you performing slam poetry, and some examples of your written poetry.

    Example: You dance Ballet Folklorico. You help run a small dance studio in your community, and are in charge of the after-school component which keeps kids off the street. Your letters are from the dance studio director and your math teacher. Your paper is about how social outreach programs engage at-risk youth and lead to a reduction in crime.

     

    Q: I'm auditioning by video. Do I have to submit my audition video by the supplemental deadline, or by the audition day?

    You need to submit your video audition by the supplemental deadline. 

     

    Q: I have an injury and want to come to the live audition, but don't know if I will be fully recovered by the audition date.  

    First things first: please take care of your health!! Our faculty realize that applying to college is a time-sensitive process, but wish to emphasize that your long-term personal well-being is your top priority. No audition is worth forcing your body and risking further injury or even permanent damage. We want you to have a long, happy, healthy life as a human being and artist. 

    That being said: please contact us at supplemental@arts.ucla.edu and we are happy to advise you as best we can in your particular situation. 

     

    Q: What happens if I show up to the audition day and I'm not on the list? 

    Unfortunately, you will not be permitted to participate in the day's audition activities. Following the December 14 supplemental deadline, faculty review all student material during December/January leading up to the auditions. When a student arrives for their audition, the faculty are already deeply familiar with the applicant's writing samples, letters of recommendation, and academic history. While the faculty are sorry to turn students away on the day of, they believe that auditioning a student without the benefit of prior review is inequitable admission procedure and would unfairly and severely disadvantage the student in the review process. 

     

    Q: What time will my audition be? 

    There is no pre-screening for dance auditions: if you want a live audition, you will participate in a live audition. All audition information is listed in the Dance Supplemental Application Worksheet: http://wacd.ucla.edu/undergraduate-program

     

    Q: I am scheduled for the live audition but have to leave early. Can I schedule a specific time for my audition? 

    Please email us at supplemental@arts.ucla.edu with your request. The department will do their best to accommodate any scheduling concerns you have. 

     

    OTHER EVIDENCE OF CREATIVITY

    We have provided this space so that you can include curated creative material that relates directly to your major. This space is entirely optional; your application will not be negatively affected should you choose to not submit in this area.

    Here are some examples of how Other Evidence of Creativity (OEC) can be successfully utilized in the application:

     

    For students applying to Dance: the faculty discourage the inclusion of additional student dance performance in this area. For students attending the Live Audition, the in-person performance is sufficient. For students auditioning by Video, there is a specific area for uploading dance performance/technique. We do, however, welcome videos of choreography/performance that you have developed for other performers.  

     

    Example: You are a hip-hop dancer and a slam poet. Your audition is hip-hop, and your OEC is a video of you performing slam poetry, and some examples of your written poetry.

    Example: Your audition is modern dance with original choreography about protesting war. Your OEC is a short film about a pair of siblings: one who protests war, and the other who is drafted into the military.  

    Example: Your audition is ballet, and also includes technique in modern and Afro-Caribbean. Your OEC are of paintings based on choreographic patterns from any of the above forms as well as photos of specific source material for your choreographic inspiration.

     

  • Design | Media Arts

     JPEG IMAGE UPLOAD

    Images can be no greater than 3 MB. 

    Maximum file dimensions are 1920 horizontal x 1200 vertical.

    Only JPEG images will be accepted.

     

    Q: Why can't I upload a 1200 x 1920 image?

    Your image will then exceed the maximum height requirement of 1200.  Maximum dimensions are 1920 horizontal on the X axis, and 1200 vertical on the Y axis.

     

    Q: Why are the maximum dimensions 1920 horizontal x 1200 vertical? What if my image is portrait?

    This is a standard high definition resolution for most monitors and projectors. To prevent distortions when viewing your image it is best that you ensure your image fits within a 1920X x 1200Y resolution display.

     

    Q: My image is 1200 x 1920; what should I resize it to?

    In this case, 750 x 1200.  Most image editing programs will automatically resize proportionally. 

     

    Q: My image is of a different size and does not fit, what should I resize it to?

    With your image editing software you can resize your image proportionally to fit within the maximum dimensions of 1920X x 1200Y.  

     

    Q: Can I put descriptions of each piece with each image?

    There is no place on the application to include written descriptions of individual pieces. 

     

    Q: Why are my images showing up fuzzy/dull/low-resolution?

    On the student viewing end, the images will display at low resolution to save on bandwidth and ensure that your files upload quickly and easily.  On the faculty viewing end, the images display at full resolution. 

    We promise... the faculty can absolutely see your work as you intended :) We have requested this particular formatting so that our review process runs smoothly, but also does not compromise the viewing quality of student artwork. 

     

    Q: I’ve uploaded my image and it is not showing up on the viewer, all I see is a red “X” icon indicating a broken image.  What do I do?

    Please email supplemental@arts.ucla.edu with your full name, application ID number and department to which you are applying. 

     

    Q: How recent do the portfolio works have to be?

    The faculty wishes to see your best, complete work.  There is no cutoff date in terms of when the work was generated.

     

    FORMATTING

    You may use any photo editing software at your disposal to format your images.

    If you are using Windows and need software to resize your images, you can download Irfanview, which is free for non-commercial use.

    http://www.irfanview.com/

     

    Q: How can I submit my website?

    Interactive projects such as web sites can be submitted in the optional URL category for Design|Media Arts, or as still screen shots (.jpeg), or video/audio media. 

     

    Q: I am trying to upload images but can't find the button. 

     

    If you are using Safari, this is a very common problem. Please try a different browser-- Chrome and FireFox work best. If you are already using a different browser and your image upload button is still disappearing, please contact us at supplemental@arts.ucla.edu.  

     

    SELF PORTRAIT

    In this assignment, we encourage you to reflect on the unique experiences, people, background, culture, history, upbringing, and circumstances that have shaped your identity. Using a medium of your choice, create a “self portrait” that helps us understand who you are. This assignment is not about demonstrating your technical skills or ability to create a photo-realistic image of yourself. A strong self portrait is not necessarily about what you look like physically, though it can be, if it conveys something important or meaningful to you.

     

    UNIQUE WORKS

     

    We are interested in learning what inspires you to be creative, and how you make use of the resources, materials, and technology available to you, no matter what those might be. Though you may include examples of work from past years, especially to demonstrate growth, we recommend you submit mostly current works. We prefer to see finished, fully-realized works over sketchbooks and work-in-progress. Quality is more important than quantity. In other words, submit work samples that are meaningful to you and that you feel proud of. Most importantly, show us your passion, individuality, and experimentation!

  • World Arts And Cultures/Dance - World Arts

    PRO TIP for this major: turn in your UC application sooner rather than later.

    When you submit your UC application, your application is logged at the main UC offices in Oakland. Then, the confirmation record is forwarded to UCLA Arts. Once we receive your record, we grant you access to your department supplement.

    This confirmation record typically takes 1-6 business days to process from the UC mainframe, which processes for all nine undergraduate UC campuses. As the November 30 deadline approaches, the confirmations tend to lag more because most students—upwards of 75%-- submit within the last 48 hours prior to the deadline. Additionally, processing can be delayed by the Thanksgiving holiday, because applications are not downloaded on holidays. We also do not process over weekends. 

    If you submit on November 30, it might take until December 8-9 for your confirmation to come through, depending on holiday/weekend timing. Turning in the UC application sooner will give you more time to work on the supplemental application. 

     

    Q: I haven’t written a research paper, what do I do?

    For the research paper sample, the admissions committee is most interested in getting a sense of your academic writing, generation and presentation of original thought, a strong thesis statement supported by critical analysis, and proper citation of sources. You may write on any and all subject matter that you feel is relevant to your overall presentation to the department. 

    Here are some links that describe the definitions of different types of research papers, as well as help on how to write one. You may choose to write a new paper to fulfill this assignment, or you may find that something you have already written falls under these guidelines. 

    https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/AlinaStepanova4/how-to-write-a-research-paper-useful-tips-for-successful-academic-writing-65156660

    http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/linkscommon.htm

    http://www.personal-writer.com/blog/7-most-popular-types-of-research-papers

    http://www.personal-writer.com/blog/research-papers-what-you-really-should-know-about-it

    http://www.infoplease.com/homework/t1termpaper1.html

    http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/Research.html

    http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Research-Paper

    https://www.saintpaul.edu/currentstudents/Documents/AcademicSupportCenter/ResearchPaperTutorial.pdf

    http://www.wikihow.com/Avoid-Plagiarism

     

    Q: My research paper is longer than 12 pages.

    You may edit down the paper to fit 12 pages, or you may include an excerpt. If you submit an excerpt, you may include a short note explaining that your submission is part of a longer paper.

    If the body of your paper is at or less than 12 pages but your bibliography/reference page puts you over the 12-page limit, it is acceptable to upload the entire document even if the total page count is over 12 pages. As long as the actual body of the paper does not exceed 12 pages, the faculty will accept the document. 

     

    Q: My research paper is shorter than 6 pages. 

    You will have to add content to your research paper until the paper is six pages long.

    Please note that a cover page, and a reference list DO count towards the total 6-12 pages. 

     

    Q: Can I use one of my UC personal insight responses for the department supplemental prompt that responds to the department mission statement? 

    Your audience for your UC responses are “general UC readers”, and your audience for the UCLA Arts supplemental essays are your department faculty. The department faculty will read the supplemental essays first, and do have access to your UC responses. In the event that the reviewing faculty want more information about an applicant, they may refer to the UC responses. It is in your best interest to make your UC responses distinct from your UCLA Arts supplement essays. 


    Q: The research paper says that the content needs to relate to the WAC BA. What does that mean?  

    The research paper can be on any topic that pertains to your overall interest and anticipated experience within the major.

    From the department mission statement:

    “Defined by a dynamic blend of theory and practice, World Arts and Cultures/Dance (WACD) is led by a renowned faculty of scholars, activists, curators, filmmakers, and choreographers dedicated to critical cross-cultural analysis and art-making. Our department is the place to make dances, explore digital media, curate exhibitions, become an arts activist, and develop scholarly expertise in culture and the arts. We draw upon multiple disciplines and artistic approaches while encouraging students to position their work within broad social contexts.”

    The department is asking students to consider their practice from a variety of contexts. Within the supplemental application, you are building a holistic presentation for the faculty. The audition is one piece, but all elements of the application create an overall impression for the faculty so hopefully your research paper ties in somehow.

    Here are a few examples of how the supplemental application could look for different kinds of WAC applicants:

    Example: You are a slam poet who would eventually like to become a psychologist who specializes in LGBTQ issues. Your letters of recommendation are from a civics teacher and a drama teacher. Your research paper discusses common themes found in the literary works of Toni Morrison and James Baldwin. You also submit Other Evidence of Creativity that is a video of you performing slam poetry, and some examples of your written poetry.

    Example: You career goal is to become a photographer for National Geographic. Your research paper is an analysis of the biblical themes in the novel “Cry The Beloved Country”. Your letters of recommendation are from a history teacher and your college counselor. You also submit a photo essay of gentrification in your neighborhood in Other Evidence of Creativity. 

    Example: You dance ballet folklorico and help run a small dance studio in your underserved community, where you are in charge of the after-school component which keeps kids off the street. Your letters are from the dance studio director and your math teacher. Your paper is about how social outreach programs engage at-risk youth and lead to a reduction in crime. 

    Example: You are interested in how to increase access to higher education for indigenous peoples in America. Your research paper is about the obstacles faced by Native American/Alaskan indigenous populations when they try to access higher education. Your letters are from your visual arts teacher and your history teacher. 

     

    OTHER EVIDENCE OF CREATIVITY

    We have provided this space so that you can include curated creative material that relates directly to your major. This space is entirely optional; your application will not be negatively affected should you choose to not submit in this area.

     

    Here are some examples of how Other Evidence of Creativity (OEC) can be successfully utilized in the application:

     Example: You have an interest in public health for minority populations. Your OEC includes process photographs of a mural you painted with a group of children with developmental disabilities, as well as a video of yourself singing an original, self-composed song about the value of diversity.

    Example: You have an interest in arts activism. Your OEC is a video of an art performance piece done in two languages—your first language is not English, and the performance piece is about finding commonality across two cultures.

     

    Example: You have an interest in documentary cinema. Your OEC includes some clips or links to full documentaries that you have either made, or been involved in the making of, in any capacity. 

  • Letters of Recommendation - Faq For Students

    Q: Where do I send Letters of Recommendation?

    For the majors of Dance, Music, and World Arts and Cultures, Letters of Recommendation are uploaded through the Supplemental Application System. While the supplemental application is usually due in December, the letters are due in January. Hard copy Letters of Recommendation are not requested.

    Reference letters DO NOT have to be submitted prior to submission of the online application. You can change/edit your Letter of Recommendation information all the way up through the January deadline.

     

    Q: My recommender submitted their letter, but then I deleted their file. If I make a new request file for them, can you attach the old letter?

    Unfortunately, you will have to request that your recommender re-submit their letter. Each recommender has a unique security tracking code on the back end, and if you delete their whole file, all of their information—including their letter—is deleted also. Please make a new recommender request, and have your recommender re-submit their letter so that your request file and their letter are in correspondence.

     

    Q: I entered in my recommender’s contact information incorrectly, and can’t update it. What do I do?

    When you create a recommender request, a unique identification code is created for that recommender that ties them to your application. As a security measure, we do not allow edits to the recommenders after requests have been sent out. You will have to delete the old record, create a new one, and send out a new request.

     

    Q: My recommender didn’t get the email I sent.

    You can log into the supplemental application and resend a request link to your registered recommender. You can send a reminder once a day.

    Check CAREFULLY to see if you have entered in your recommender’s email address correctly (ex. not “sboglobal.net”).

    Ask that your recommender check their Spam and Trash filters for the email. Some institutional business email addresses have very strong spam filters, and sometimes will auto-delete emails that resemble spam. Your recommender should place their settings to allow for any emails coming from and containing content about UCLA.

    Your recommender can also provide you with an alternate email address. In that case, you will have to delete their first record, create a new one, and send a new request.

    You may also have you recommender contact supplemental@arts.ucla.edu to request a direct link.

     

    Q: When I enter in my recommender’s email address, it says “bounced”.

    Some institutional business email addresses have very strong spam filters, and sometimes will auto-delete emails that resemble spam. Your recommender should place their settings to allow for any emails coming from and containing content about UCLA.

    Your recommender can also provide you with an alternate email address. In that case, you will have to delete their first record, create a new one, and send a new request.

    You may also have you recommender contact supplemental@arts.ucla.edu to request a direct link.

     

    Q: Do I need to submit a Letter of Recommendation if I am applying to Architectural Studies, Art, Design Media Arts, or Ethnomusicology?

    The departments of Architecture and Urban Design, Art, Design|Media Arts, or Ethnomusicology do not require, nor request, Letters of Recommendation. If your department does not request a Letter of Recommendation, please do not send them as they will not be considered in support of your application.

     

    Q: Can my recommenders send hard-copy letters?

    Department faculty only consider information sent through the online supplement. Please do not mail any hard-copy material. If your recommender is having trouble with the online system, they can call 310.925.8981 during regular business hours (M-F, 9am - 4pm) to reach our office staff for assistance.

     

  • Letters of Recommendation - Faq For Recommenders

    Q: What is the format for the Letter of Recommendation?  

    You can submit letters by cutting/pasting your letter text into a submission box, or by uploading a PDF of your letter.

     

    Q: Where do I send Letters of Recommendation?

    For the majors of Dance, Music, and World Arts and Cultures, Letters of Recommendation are uploaded through the Supplemental Application System. While the supplemental application is usually due in December, the letters are due in January. Hard copy Letters of Recommendation are not requested.

    Reference letters DO NOT have to be submitted prior to submission of the online application. You can change/edit your Letter of Recommendation information all the way up through the January deadline.

     

    Q: My contact information is incorrect.

    Your contact information within the letter request is how your student inputted your information. If you would like your contact information updated, please contact your student.

     

    Q: I did not receive the link to upload my letter.

     

    Please check your Spam and Trash filters for the email. Some institutional business email addresses have very strong spam filters, and sometimes will auto-delete emails that resemble spam. Please update your settings to allow for any emails coming from and containing content about UCLA.

    You may also provide your student with an alternate email address.

    You may also contact supplemental@arts.ucla.edu to request a direct link.

     

    Q: Do I need to submit a Letter of Recommendation for Architectural Studies, Art, Design Media Arts, or Ethnomusicology?

    The departments of Architecture and Urban Design, Art, Design|Media Arts, or Ethnomusicology do not require, nor request, Letters of Recommendation. If the department does not request a Letter of Recommendation, please do not send them as they will not be considered in support of your student’s application.

     

    Q: I am having trouble with the upload system. Can I send a hard copy letter?

     

    If you are having technical difficulty, please contact supplemental@arts.ucla.edu, or call 310.825.8981 Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm, and we will be able to help you. 

     

    Q: I missed the submission deadline for the Letters of Recommendation, may I still submit? 

     

    If it is past the submission deadline, you may still submit your letter using your provided link up through the day of the Dance audition, which is also typically the day that the WAC faculty gather for their final reviews. The Dance audition is usually the last Friday in January, or the first Friday in February. Your letter will be attached to your student's application, and marked as being submitted past the deadline. 

  • After You've Submitted

    Yay, you're all done! :) 

    After you've submitted your supplemental application, the department faculty move into their review. After conducting their supplemental review (which usually finishes in late February), the department will make admission recommendations to Undergraduate Admission. Undergraduate Admission will then review your academic record and ensure that you meet minimum UC eligibility (To view eligibility requirements for prospective freshmen, please visit http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/freshman/requirements/index.html. Prospective transfers, please visit http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/transfer/index.html). 

    Admission decisions are released by the main office for Undergraduate Admission-- the departments do not release admission information to students. Freshmen are notified in mid- to late March, and transfers in mid- to late April. Admission decisions are released online and by mail... you will be notified by email that your admission decision is available online, and your letter will drop that same day so will arrive a few days later per your postal service.

    Admission decisions are almost always released on a Friday, after 6pm PST. 

     

    Q: I have updates! I won a competition / got better grades / traveled / made some more art, etc. 

    A: For academic updates (grades, test scores), please send those to UCLA Undergraduate Admission: http://www.admission.ucla.edu/ContactForm/Applicant.aspx. For extracurricular updates, we can add those to your application notes. For new artwork, the departments will not be accepting updates to the portfolios/auditions at this time. 

     

    Q: Do I need to provide updates to my grades? 

    A: Any updates to your academic record will be requested by Undergraduate Admission. Please follow up with them promptly. 

     

     

     

     

  • Miscellaneous

    Q: When I cut and paste text into the supplement, the characters change (ex. “?????”). What is happening?

    Please check to see if your keyboard is set to United States English. Entering English/Roman Letters with a non-US Keyboard layout (Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, etc.) doesn’t transmit to us as Roman characters.

     

    Q: Where can I find the supplemental application requirements? 

    The supplemental application requirements for the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture are housed here: http://www.arts.ucla.edu/resource/prospective-students/undergraduate-admission/

    We keep the PDFs online year-round. New requirements for the current application year are typically updated in late August/early September. 

     

    You can also find the supplemental applications by major on the department websites: 

    Architectural Studies: http://www.aud.ucla.edu/admissions/undergraduate_admissions.html

    Art: http://art.ucla.edu/undergraduate/admissions.html

    Dance: http://wacd.ucla.edu/undergraduate-program

    Design|Media Arts: http://dma.ucla.edu/undergrad/apply/

    World Arts and Cultures: http://wacd.ucla.edu/undergraduate-program

  • Sophomore Transfers

    Q: which majors consider sophomore transfers? 

     

    The majors in Art, Dance, Design|Media Arts, and World Arts and Cultures will consider sophomore-level transfers. Architectural Studies requires students to be JR standing (60-90 units) and IGETC is *strongly* recommended. 

     

     

     

    Q: what is a profile of a sophomore transfer?

     

    If you were a borderline case (ex. waitlisted, but never taken off the waitlist) freshman applicant and would like to try applying again, you don't have to wait for two years. Freshmen and transfer students are looked at separately in the admission process. 

     

     

     

    Q: what criteria do I need to meet to be a sophomore transfer?

     

    Sophomore transfers MUST meet the following two academic criteria: 

     

     

     

    I. Must take two transferable courses in English composition/critical thinking and writing and one transferable Math course (with a prerequisite of intermediate algebra or higher) with a B average in all three classes (ex. all Bs; 2 As, 1 C).

     

    (Will accept AP credit to pass out of these courses - score of 3 or higher in AP English Language/Composition, AP English Literature/Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC or AP Statistics)

     

     

     

    II. Must have met minimum freshman UC eligibility requirements out of high school (we will request high school information and transcripts to see if they have taken the SAT/ACT, had a minimum 3.0 GPA, and completed their A-G coursework).

     

     

     

    Additional info that could be useful to you:  

     

    - IGETC is strongly recommended, but not required, for Art, DMA, Dance, and WAC… although if students are JR level then IGETC is strongly recommended because it gives students more space in their schedules to take major coursework at UCLA.

     

    - Any major prep coursework listed on ASSIST is *recommended*, but not required. Students should focus on taking arts studio courses that they feel will give them a challenging and supportive art-making environment. We do not emphasize taking classes that are UC-transferable since the department has final say over which courses they will accept towards their major, and we do not prioritize the AA pathway.