Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools (CUARS)


CUARS advises and oversees the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools and the Chancellor's Office on matters pertaining to undergraduate admissions policy and helps formulate guidelines for admission to be used during the admission process.

CUARS establishes the holistic review parameters for selecting UCLA admittees from the larger pool of those who are UC eligible, while policies concerning admissibility to the University of California are made by The Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS), the officers of the University, The Regents, and the voters of the state. Office of Undergraduate Admissions (UARS) makes the actual decisions with CUARS oversight. In addition, CUARS serves the Admissions Office as a conduit for faculty concerns and a reservoir of classroom experience, advising the Admissions Office about such matters as outreach efforts directed at the high schools and qualifications needed for success in particular disciplines.


The Committee generally meets the second Friday of each month during the academic year.

CUARS Chair: Barbara Knowlton,

Committee Analyst: Renee Rouzan-Kay, (310)