Sorry about the title, but I tried to make it as close to what I had put into Google when I was in this situation.Â This is kind of a trivial post, but Iâ€™ve gotten enough emails about the subject that I thought I might as well write one to resolve future inquiries.
As a lot of UCLA MBA admits including myself have experienced, the process of submitting your SIR (Statement of Intent to Register) and SLR (Statement of Legal Residency) has been somewhat unclear. Â While everything you need to complete the process is technically there, the communication between the MBA Admissions and Graduate Division offices hasnâ€™t been totally in sync.
The first place where everyone should start is the MBA admit Master Checklist.Â Here youâ€™ll see that it clearly states that youâ€™ll receive links to submit the SIR and SLR along with your formal offer letter.
This part is important because (as far as I know) you need to finalize your intent and legal residency before you can apply for student housing, the very next item on the checklist.
First youâ€™ll get an email from â€œUCLA_Application_Decision@gdnet.ucla.eduâ€ with a link, login (your email), and a random password.Â After a few clicks and inputs, you should be able to view and download your formal offer letter.Â No issues with that step.Â The problem occurs when you scan through your offer letter and realize there are no links to submit your SIR or SLR.Â All you get are a UCLA ID and an Application ID.
The fix for this is relatively simple, but can be extremely frustrating if youâ€™ve called both the MBA Admissions and the Graduate Division offices, and neitherÂ can give you a definite answer.Â Simply go to UCLAâ€™s main student administrative portal, called URSA (University Records System Access), and request a UCLA â€œLogonâ€ ID.Â Note that this is different than the aforementioned UCLA ID you got in the decision letter.Â Also note that youâ€™ll need to submit the UCLA ID to apply for a UCLA â€œLogonâ€ ID.
After youâ€™ve successfully obtained a UCLA â€œLogonâ€ ID and logged in, youâ€™ll be brought to a main landing page with an â€œAdmissionsâ€ section.Â Within that section, you should find the long awaited links to submit both your SIR and SLR.Â (Itâ€™s just a bunch of web based forms you fill out and confirm)Â I canâ€™t show it in my screenshots since Iâ€™ve already completed the process, but once youâ€™re done it should look like this:
If any UCLA administrators are reading this and youâ€™ve noticed something is incorrect or has been updated, please let me know.