Students Starting Fall 2017


The iSTART fee is $59.00 and will be charged to your UCLA BruinBill account during the Fall Quarter. The fee includes all of the following items:

  • Pre-Arrival Online Orientation
  • Resource Fair and Visa Check-In
  • UCLA Exchange Student Orientation (exchange students ONLY)
  • Sightseeing Bus Tour of Los Angeles
  • Access to our DCISS Programs
  • iSTART Welcome Pack
    • UCLA Sweatshirt
    • Dashew Center Water Bottle
    • Reusable UCLA tote bag

Although you are consenting to add the iSTART charge to your BruinBill when you begin iSTART, the charges will not be posted to your BruinBill account until late October. Please make sure you are always aware of charges on your BruinBill so you do not incur late fees for non-payment of charges.

*Important Note: The cost of attending the UCLA First Year Student Orientation and/or UCLA Transfer Student Orientation is NOT included in the price of iSTART, that fee must be paid separately when you register for a UCLA New Student Orientation session at

There are no refunds for iSTART. No exceptions.

*Please note that you are required to pay the fee even if you no longer decide to attend UCLA. It is your responsibility to notify our office that you will no longer be attending UCLA prior to charges being placed on your Bruin Bill account in October.

Fall Grad and Undergrad Students

Anderson MBA Students

Architecture and Urban
Design Students

CSI (College Summer Institute) & Summer
Early Start:

Law School Students

Create a DCISS Account to begin iSTART
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Questions about iSTART?