Students Starting Winter 2018

Registration Fee


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

  • Pre-Arrival Online Orientation
  • Visa Check-In
  • UCLA IEO Arrival Orientation (J-1 Students Only)
  • LA City Bus Tour
  • iSTART Welcome Pack
    • UCLA Sweatshirt
    • Dashew Center Water Bottle
    • Reusable 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 Bruin Bill account until late January 2018 – you are not automatically charged when you register for iSTART@UCLA. Please make sure you are always aware of charges on your Bruin Bill so you do not incur late fees for non-payment of charges.


The iSTART@UCLA fee (DCISS-Orientation) is a one-time fee paid by incoming international students. iSTART@UCLA includes a pre-arrival online orientation (getting started in LA and UCLA, academic integrity, culture shock, and visa workshops), helps build a sense of community through Dashew Center apparel, provides social and cultural activities and programs to foster cross-cultural friendship (LA city bus tour, networking programs, Discover LA and SoCal trips), and offers services related to required visa and immigration compliance. The fee supports operating expenses for services related to the psychological health and well-being of international students during their transition to the U.S. and campus life. The amount of the iSTART Fee is determined through an audit of expenses incurred for the above programs and services and is set by Sales & Services of UCLA Corporate Accounting.

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
Click Here

Questions about iSTART?