Non-degree students are engaged full-time in a non-degree objective course of study or a professional or certificate program.
UCLA Exchange Students are expected to participate in the Exchange Visitor (J-1) Program under the J-1 Non-Degree Student category. DCISS will provide exchange students with a DS-2019 form. A DS-2019 form will be needed to apply for the J-1 visa stamp at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
UCLA Certificate Students may be eligible for J-1 Non-Degree Student status only if they are primarily supported by organization or government funds in the form of a scholarship, fellowship, or a grant/award.