Students Starting Winter 2018


We have created a step-by-step guide to help you get registered for iSTART. If you have any questions while creating your DCISS account or registering for iSTART please let us know! Contact:


Go to and click “Sign In” in the top right corner of the screen


You will be prompted to enter your UCLA Logon ID. Please enter your UCLA Logon ID and password.


After you sign-in using your UCLA Logon you will then need to go back to the DCISS website at (In the future, once you type in your UCLA logon you will be automatically redirected to the DCISS website, it is only during the first time you login that you will have to manually go back to

Please fill out the account creation form using your personal details. When you get to the “UCLA Status Information” Section make sure you choose “UCLA Student”.

  • UCLA Student : Students who have a UCLA ID. Even if you are an Exchange student you are still considered a UCLA Student. 

Additionally, under “Type of Student”, please select the appropriate category:

  • Anderson Student: Students who are enrolled in the Anderson School of Business
  • Law School Student: Students who are enrolled in the UCLA School of Law
  • Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Student: Undergraduate students who will complete their degree at UCLA
  • Undergraduate EAP / Reciprocity Student: Exchange students at UCLA for 1, 2 or 3 academic quarters
  • Graduate Degree-Seeking Student: Graduate students who will complete their degree at UCLA
  • Graduate EAP / Reciprocity Student: Exchange students at UCLA for 1, 2 or 3 academic quarters
  • Undergraduate Transfer Student: If you have already completed college credit at another university and you have transferred to UCLA this year

Once you click “continue” there will be a few more questions to answer about your U.S. address and phone number. If you do not have a US Address or Phone Number yet you may enter the following information:

Street: XXXX
City: XXXX
Zipcode: 00000

Phone Number:

*Important Note: You will need to login to your DCISS Account as well as your MyUCLA account and update your phone number and address within 10 days of getting an US address and phone number.


Continue through all of the steps of creating a DCISS Account. You have not finished the process until you see a screen that says “Your account has been updated”.


Once you have created your DCISS Account, you are ready to begin iSTART! When you are logged into your account and you’re on the Dashew Center homepage. please click the “My Account” button in the upper right corner of the screen.


Once you are in “My Account” please click on “iSTART@UCLA” on the left side of the screen.


You should now see the iSTART consent page. Check the “I Agree” box and click “continue”. Once you’ve consented to the iSTART payment you will now have access to all of the iSTART information!

That’s it! You’re now ready to begin iSTART@UCLA!

Need assistance?
If you have any questions during the iSTART process please contact us at

UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars
106 Bradley International Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-1681

Create a DCISS Account to begin iSTART
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Questions about iSTART?