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English Language Programs
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Certificate and Diploma Programs
University of California riverside 2013-2014 - english language Programs Pathways to Undergraduate Programs Certificate and diploma Programs
University of California, Riverside	

Welcome from
     Sharon Duffy
We welcome you to the University of California, Riverside Extension
Center, which delivers English Language, Certificate and Diploma
programs to over 5,000 international students each year. UCR Extension
is a great way for students to receive a University of California certificate
or diploma, which is recognized around the world. Your international
experience at the University of California, Riverside, will change your
life and how you think about the world. You will meet and study with
students from all over the world with whom you will form lifetime
friendships. You can even choose to study with American students or
have an American conversation partner. Whether you study in an English
Language program or enroll in one of our Certificate or Postgraduate
Diplomas, the skills you learn and the experiences you have at UCR
Extension will help you achieve your personal and career goals.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to UCR.

Dr. Sharon Duffy
Dean, UCR Extension
University of California riverside 2013-2014 - english language Programs Pathways to Undergraduate Programs Certificate and diploma Programs
Contents                                                                                                                           Imagine
                                                                                                             Your Place to Shine
University of California, Riverside. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
IEP Director’s Welcome. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 3
Dates and Fees. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4

English Language Programs.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6
  Intensive English Program. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8
  English for International Business.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10
  Improving Oral Fluency.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 11
  English for Academic Purposes (EAP). .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 12
  Summer English Programs .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 13
  Conversation and American Culture Program
   (CAC) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 14
  Custom English Language Programs.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 15

Pathways to UCR .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 16
  Direct Admission into UCR.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 18
  UCR – Admission Preparation Program
   (UCR-APP) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 20
  UCR International Transfer Track (UCR-ITT).  .  .  .  .  . 22
  University Credit Program.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 24

Certificate and Diploma Programs .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 26
  Academic-Year Certificate Program (AYCP).  .  .  .  .  .  . 28
  Intensive Summer Professional Certificates. .  .  .  .  .  . 29
  Postgraduate Certificate and Diplomas.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 30
  TESOL Certificate Programs .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 34
  Custom Professional Programs. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 37
Social and Cultural Activities.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 38
Student Housing. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40
General Information .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 43
How to Apply.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 44
Application Form for Enrollment. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 45
Application Form for Student Visa (I-20). .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 46
Housing Application Form - IRC.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 47
Housing Application Form - Homestay .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 48
Program Cost Estimate .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 49

University of California riverside 2013-2014 - english language Programs Pathways to Undergraduate Programs Certificate and diploma Programs
University of California, Riverside

                                Southern California has it all: from sunny beaches and snowy mountain resorts to the
                                excitement of Disneyland and the glamour of Hollywood. Located 80 kilometers east of
                                Los Angeles, in the heart of beautiful sunny Southern California, the University of California,
                                Riverside (UCR), is one of 10 campuses within the prestigious University of California system,
                                one of the nation’s premier public institutions of higher education.
                                UCR faculty members are internationally renowned and have received prestigious awards.
                                Several faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and more than
                                50 have received Guggenheim Fellowships. UCR’s nearly 80,000 alumni have excelled in a
                                variety of fields and have made significant contributions to the world. Our distinguished alumni
                                include a Nobel and a Pulitzer Prize winner, a United States Ambassador, and an
A NOTE FROM                     Oscar-nominated screenwriter.

                               How UCR Ranks
                                • U.S. News & World Report (2011) ranks UCR 44th among national public universities.
                                • Forbes Magazine (2009) ranks UCR 25th among Best Value Colleges for its quality and
                                • UCR’s undergraduate business program was ranked in the top 5% of all business schools in
                                   the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
          Richard R.            • UCR will open its medical school in Fall 2013 – the first new medical school in California in
            Schrock                over four decades.
    (UCR alumnus and            • U.S. News & World Report ranks Bourns College of Engineering #1 – higher than any
      co-winner of the             engineering college of its size among public universities in the U.S.
      2005 Nobel Prize          • Washington Monthly (2011) ranked UCR 5th in the U.S. in contributing to public service and
         in chemistry)             research.
      ❝I was accepted at
 (UC) Berkeley but chose       Why choose the University of California, Riverside?
to attend (UC) Riverside,       Choosing a university is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. As an
 a relatively new campus        international student, you have thousands of universities around the whole world from which
     about 90 miles north       to choose. With so many important features to consider, like rankings and reputation, campus
  of San Diego, because I       life, academics, expenses and location, the selection process can get very confusing. No one can
   thought that a smaller       tell you which university to choose; only you can decide which university is right for you. We’re
   school might allow me        glad to know you are thinking about the U.S.A., and the University of California, which has
 to do more independent         one of the most highly respected systems of education in the world.
    research earlier in my
      career. That proved
         to be the case.❞

                             UCR FACTS

                                         FOUNDED: 1954
                                         Campus: 1,200 acres located in the heart of Southern California, one of the fastest
                                          growing regions in the state, 80 kilometers east of Los Angeles
                                         Student/faculty ratio: 18-to-1
                                         Fall 2011 Enrollments: 20,956 (18,523 undergraduates; 2,433 graduate students)
                                         Degrees and credentials offered: 88 undergraduate majors; 56 minors;
                                          48 Master’s degree programs; 39 Ph.D. programs and 17 California teaching and
                                          administrative credential programs
                                         Diversity: UCR is the most diverse campus in California. It is the 6th most diverse
                                          university in the nation.

University of California riverside 2013-2014 - english language Programs Pathways to Undergraduate Programs Certificate and diploma Programs
International Education Programs


              elcome from
                                                     Bronwyn Jenkins-Deas
       Come and join us in sunny Southern
      California and experience the California
                                                       & the IEP Staff
        We know you’ll choose Riverside for the
       same reasons we love it. The sun is always
      shining, the people are very friendly and
     internationally minded, the cost of living
    is much lower than the bigger cities and
    Riverside is the best central location in Southern
   California to visit all the famous sites you are
   going to want to see – Disneyland, Hollywood,
  San Diego, the beautiful California beaches, Palm
  Springs, Las Vegas, to name a few.
  The University of California, Riverside (UCR), has
  one of the largest and most successful international
 programs in the U.S. Each year, we welcome
 over 5,000 international students from over 40
 countries. UCR has been offering high quality
programs since 1975, including a multiple-level
ESL program, academic pathways, business and
TESOL programs. We also offer unique programs
like the University Credit Program (UCP),
which allows qualified students to take credit
courses at UCR, or our Postgraduate Diploma in
Management that prepares you to work anywhere
in the world, and includes an internship as well
as the opportunity for one year of paid Optional         Mission Statement
Practical Training in the U.S.                           Our mission is to ensure high quality, innovative English language
So, come and experience the California dream             and professional programs to meet the diverse personal,
with us at UCR– your place to shine!
                                                         professional and educational goals of our international students.
                                                         We provide students the opportunity to explore, participate in
                                                         and enrich their knowledge of the U.S. and the world through
                                                         the shared development of English language and academic
  Ms. Bronwyn Jenkins-Deas
  Associate Dean, University Extension                  skills. Through teamwork in a multi-cultural environment, we
   Director, International Education                     encourage students to understand themselves, build confidence
                                                         and develop a vision for their future. The values of mutual
     University of California, Riverside
                                                         respect, professionalism and excellence in teaching and service
                                                         guide us in our work. We value the unique contributions of
                                                         each teacher, staff and student in creating one of the best
                                                         International Programs in the nation.

University of California riverside 2013-2014 - english language Programs Pathways to Undergraduate Programs Certificate and diploma Programs
Dates and Fees

    IEP PROGRAMS                                                                                                     2013
                                                                                                                     Tuition (U.S. $)    Winter
    English Programs
    Intensive English Program / Improving Oral Fluency Program
        4-week - A                                                                                                          $1,750      Jan 9-Feb 8
        4-week - B		                                                                                                        $1,750      —
        6-week		                                                                                                            $2,550      Jan 9-Feb 22
        8-week*		                                                                                                           $3,350      —
       10-week		                                                                                                            $3,350      Jan 9-Mar 22
       30-week (AYP)		                                                                                                      $9,150      Jan 9-Sep 4
    English for International Business
        4-week - A		                                                                                                        $1,750      Jan 9-Feb 8
        4-week - B		                                                                                                        $1,750      —
        8-week*                                                                                                             $3,350      —
       10-week		                                                                                                            $3,350      Jan 9-Mar 22
    English for Academic Purposes
       8-week*		                                                                                                            $3,350      —
       10-week		                                                                                                            $3,350      Jan 9-Mar 26
    Conversation and American Culture
        3-week A                                                                                                            $1,250      Jan 7-25
        3-week B		                                                                                                          $1,250      —
UCR International Pathways Programs
    UCR Admission Preparation Program
       9-month		                                                                                                            $28,500     —
    UCR International Transfer Track Program
        8-week*		                                                                                                           $3,350      —
       10-week		                                                                                                            $3,350      Jan 9-Mar 22
    (Price per quarter - Length of program varies depending on the entry level)
    University Credit Program
       12-week		                                                                                                            $4,350      Jan 2-Mar 27

    UCR Academic Summer Sessions
     Session I 5-week               TBA —
     Session II 5-week              TBA —
     Session I & II 10-week		       TBA —
Professional Certificate and Diploma Programs
    Postgraduate Certificate in Management
       One module (2‐week) See page 30.		                                                                                   $1,600      Vary
       Two modules (4‐week) See page 30.		                                                                                  $3,000      Vary
       12-week 		                                                                                                           $5,350      Jan 7-Mar 29
    Postgraduate Diploma Management, Hospitality, Engineering & Biotechnology
        9-month 		                                                                                                          $16,050     Jan 7-Sep 13
    Academic Year Certificate Programs
       9-month (three 12-week sessions)		                                                                                   $13,050     —
    TESOL Certificate Programs
        8-week*		                                                                                                           $3,750      —
       10-week (students complete four sessions to complete the TESOL Certificate)		                                        $3,750      Jan 9-Mar 22

       * The 8‐week summer session option is an accelerated program with the same number of hours as the 10‐week session.

University of California riverside 2013-2014 - english language Programs Pathways to Undergraduate Programs Certificate and diploma Programs
                 Spring               Summer                Fall            Tuition (U.S. $)   Winter                Spring             Summer                       Fall

                Apr 3-May 3          Jul 2-Aug 2          Sep 25-Oct 25          $1,850        Jan 8-Feb 7          Apr 2-May 2           Jul 2-Aug 1           Sep 24-Oct 24
                —                    Aug 5-Sep 4          —                      $1,850        —                    —                     Jul 31-Aug 29         —
                Apr 3-May 17         —                    Sep 25-Nov 8           $2,775        Jan 8-Feb 21         Apr 2-May 16          —                     Sep 24-Nov 7
                —                    Jul 2-Sep 4          —                      $3,450        —                    —                     Jul 2-Aug 29          —
                Apr 3-Jun 14         —                    Sep 25-Dec 6           $3,450        Jan 8-Mar 21         Apr 2-Jun 13          -                     Sep 24-Dec 5
                Apr 3-Dec 6          Jul 2-Mar 21         Sep 25-Jun 13          $9,450        Jan 8-Aug 29         Apr 2-Dec 5           Jul 2-Mar 20          Sep 24-Jun 12

                Apr 3-May 3          Jul 2-Aug 2          Sep 25-Oct 25          $1,850        Jan 8-Feb 7          Apr 2-May 2           Jul 2-Aug 1           Sep 24-Oct 24
                —                    Aug 5-Sep 4          —                      $1,850        —                    —                     Jul 31-Aug 29         —
                —                    Jul 2-Sep 4          —                      $3,450        —                    —                     Jul 2-Aug 29          —
                Apr 3-Jun 14         —                    Sep 25-Dec 6           $3,450        Jan 8-Mar 21         Apr 2-Jun 13          —                     Sep 24-Dec 5

                —                    Jul 2-Sep 4          —                      $3,450        —                    —                     Jul 2-Aug 29          —
                Apr 3-Jun 14         —                    Sep 25-Dec 6           $3,450        Jan 8-Mar 21         Apr 2-Jun 13          —                     Sep 24-Dec 5

                —                    Jul 8-26             —                      $1,350        Jan 6-24             —                     Jul 7-25              —
                —                    Aug 5-23             —                      $1,350        —                    —                     Aug 4-22              —

                —                    —                    Sep 16-Jun 13          $28,500       —                    —                     —                     Sep 15-Jun 12

                —                    Jul 2-Sep 4          —                      $3,450        —                    —                     Jul 2-Aug 29          —
                Apr 3-Jun 14         —                    Sep 25-Dec 6           $3,450        Jan 8-Mar 21         Apr 2-Jun 13          —                     Sep 24-Dec 5

     Mar 27-Jun 19 Jun 24-Sep 13                          Sep 19-Dec 13 $4,600                 Jan 2-Mar 27         Mar 24-Jun 13         Jun 23-Sep 12         Sep 29-Dec 19
   			 (Extension                                                     		                                                                   (Extension
                    classes only)                                                                                                          classes only)

    —                                Jun 24-Jul 27		                             TBA           —		          TBA
    —                                Jul 29-Aug 31		                             TBA           —  Dates and prices for 2014 will
    —                                Jun 24-Aug 31		                             TBA           —  be available February 2014

                Vary                 Vary                 Vary                   $1,600        Vary                 Vary                  Vary                  Vary
                Vary                 Vary                 Vary                   $3,000        Vary                 Vary                  Vary                  Vary
                Apr 1-Jun 21         Jun 24-Sep 13        Sep 23-Dec 13          $5,600        Jan 6-Mar 28         Mar 31-Jun 20         Jun 23-Sep 12         Sep 22-Dec 12

                Apr 1-Dec 13         Jun 24-Mar 28        Sep 23-Jun 20          $16,800       Jan 6-Sep 12         Mar 31-Dec 12         Jun 23-Mar 27          Sep 22-Jun 19

                —                    —                    Sep 19-Jun 20          $13,800       —                    —                     —                     Sep 29-Jun 12

                —                    Jul 2-Sep 4          —                      $3,850        —                    —                     Jul 2-Aug 29          —
                Apr 3-Jun 14         —                    Sep 25-Dec 6           $3,850        Jan 8-Mar 21         Apr 2-Jun 13          —                     Sep 24-Dec 5

                Please check our website for the most current dates and fees.                       All courses, dates, and fees are subject to change without notice.

University of California riverside 2013-2014 - english language Programs Pathways to Undergraduate Programs Certificate and diploma Programs
English Language Programs

    The University of California, Riverside, International       Improving Oral Fluency (IOF)
    Education Programs offers a wide variety of short-term        helps advanced-level students communicate more
    and long-term English language programs. Students can         effectively by focusing on specific oral skills (page 11).
    choose from three weeks to over one year of English
    language study, with opportunities to transfer to            English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
    academic and professional programs.                           is designed for advanced-level students preparing to
    The English language programs are designed for all            enter a college or university graduate or undergraduate
    levels of English speakers, from beginner to advanced,        program. EAP helps make the transition to an American
    who want to improve their English and expand their            university a smooth one (page 12).
    educational opportunities or professional experience.
                                                                 Summer English Programs (SEP)
    Intensive English Program (INT)                               offer students on summer vacation in July and August
     provides students from beginner to advanced levels the       the opportunity to practice and improve their English
     opportunity to improve their fluency and focus on all        skills, and to experience California (page 13).
     English language skills (pages 8 and 9).
                                                                 Conversation and American Culture (CAC)
    English for International Business (EIB)                      gives students with limited time an opportunity to gain
     is designed for advanced-level students. The program         confidence in speaking and listening, and to experience
     focuses on improving specific English skills in a            California and American culture (page 14).
     business environment, and includes site visits to local
     businesses (page 10).                                       Custom Short-Term English Language
                                                                  feature opportunities for groups of 15 or more students
                                                                  to engage in sightseeing and cultural activities while
                                                                  practicing English. Program length and context can be
     Program Costs                                                customized, but is usually between one and four weeks
                                                                  (page 15).
     Tuition Fees                           2013        2014
       3-week                               $1,250      $1,350
       4-week                               $1,750      $1,850
       6-week                               $2,550      $2,775
      10-week (8-week accelerated summer)   $3,350      $3,450
      30-week (academic year)               $9,150      $9,450
     Other costs
      Application Fee (one-time fee)        $200
      Student Services Fee (each session)   $100-150
      Medical Insurance (required)          $40/week
      Books and Supplies (each session)     $100-$350

                          The University of California,
                          Riverside, International Education
                          Programs is a proud Institutional
                          Associate Member of the
                          American Association of Intensive
                          English Programs

University of California riverside 2013-2014 - english language Programs Pathways to Undergraduate Programs Certificate and diploma Programs
Activate your English!
                                     Reasons to Choose Us
Get University of California credit for              American Conversation Partner Program
English Studies                                       As a 10-week program student, you can
 If you successfully complete the advanced levels     enroll in the American Conversation Partner
 of any 10-week English language program, you         Program, which matches you with selected
 are eligible to receive University of California     American students or community members for
 undergraduate elective credits, which may            weekly conversation. The American students
 be transferable to any of the ten University         and community members who sign up for
 of California campuses, and to various other         this program are internationally minded and
 universities in the U.S. and around the world.       interested in learning about other cultures.

                                                      The American Conversation Partner Program is
50% Discount on Extension Classes                     a great way to make new friends, learn about
 UCR Extension offers classes on a variety of         American culture, and practice your English.
 subjects, including Business, Engineering, Arts,
 Science, and many general interest courses. IEP     Social and Cultural Activities                        A NOTE FROM
 students who are at an advanced level (INT 500       We know you will want to see all the famous
 and 600, EIB and IOF) may be eligible to take        California sights. We offer a range of optional
 UCR Extension courses at a reduced rate.             social and cultural activities, which may include
                                                      trips to Disneyland, Los Angeles, San Diego,
Your Pathway to UCR                                   Palm Springs, Universal Studios and Sea World.
 Students enrolled in UCR English language            We also organize regular social activities so that
 programs now have several opportunities              you have many opportunities to meet and make
 to further their studies at the undergraduate        friends with students from around the world.
 level. High school graduates who have met                                                                 Ivan
 the academic requirements for UCR, but may                                                                Bakenov
 not have completed the SAT’s or have met the                                                              (Kazakhstan)
 TOEFL requirement, can now enroll in the UCR
                                                                                                           ❝I’ve been studying at
 Admission Preparation Program (UCR-APP)
 (pages 20 and 21). Students who do not have                                                               UC Riverside Extension
 the academic credentials to enter UCR directly                                                            Center for three quarters.
 can still graduate from UCR by enrolling in the                                                           My English is getting
 UCR International Transfer Track (UCR-ITT)                                                                better, especially
 (page 22). UCR-ITT places them in a two-year                                                              because of the teaching
 California Community College with direct                                                                  staff. Classes are
 transfer to UCR for qualifying students after two                                                         very interesting and
 years. Visiting students are welcome to study at                                                          fun. I made several
 UCR for up to one year through the University
                                                                                                           international friends
 Credit Program (UCP) (pages 24 and 25).
                                                                                                           here. I love this school.❞


University of California riverside 2013-2014 - english language Programs Pathways to Undergraduate Programs Certificate and diploma Programs
Intensive English Program (INT)

    Do you want to...                                                  Advanced-Level Electives
                                                                        If you are an INT student in a 10-week session and
    • Improve your English to communicate better?                       in an advanced level, you may increase your skills by
    • Perfect your English to help you get a good job?                  choosing an elective course as part of your program.
    • Develop your English to help you become a successful             You may select from a range of specialized courses in
       academic student in an American university?                      English that focus on a particular interest area. Choices
    • Interact with people from around the world and                   may include:
       understand other cultures?                                       • Advanced Vocabulary
    • Meet American students?                                           • American Idioms
    • Experience California?                                            • Business English
    Whether you are a beginner needing an immersion                     • English Through Drama
    environment, or an advanced student wishing to brush                • English Through Film
    up on your English skills, the Intensive English Program            • International Relations
    (INT) has a level that meets your language needs.
                                                                        • GRE/GMAT Preparation
    Six levels of English, offered in 4-, 6- and 10-week
    sessions (and in a special 8-week accelerated session in            • Oral Skills Development
    the summer), focus on improving specific skills in the              • Pronunciation
    four main areas of English – oral skills development,               • Public Speaking
    reading, writing, and grammar.
    INT is offered in an intensive format, with students               Academic-year Program (AYP)
    studying English daily. You have several different INT              Come and study English at UC Riverside for one
    teachers, giving you an opportunity to hear different               academic year. If you enroll and pay for three consecutive
    English voices and learn from different education                   10-week sessions (an academic year), you will receive a
    experts. Our teachers are highly educated and                       discount of $900 off the total tuition.
    experienced professionals with extensive ESL experience,
    both in the U.S. and in international environments. They           University Entrance Test Preparation Courses
    are friendly and want to help you meet your goals.                  Upper intermediate and advanced level students
                                                                        enrolled in the 10-week INT program have additional
                                                                        opportunities to enroll in test preparation courses,
                                                                        including SAT Prep, TOEFL and TOEIC Prep, and
                                                                        GMAT Prep*. Students intending to study at UCR
                                                                        or other universities in the U.S. will gain valuable
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Intensive English (INT)                             Program Highlights
Sample Class Schedule                               •4  -week, 6-week, 10-week (8-week
                                                       accelerated summer program) and 30-week
 9:10-10:00 am             Grammar                    intensive sessions
                                                    • Up to 25 hours of English instruction each
 10:10-11:00 am            Reading                    week
 11:10 am-12:00 pm         Writing                 • Offered winter, spring, summer, and fall
                                                    • Beginner to advanced levels
 12:00-1:10 pm             Lunch                    • Opportunity to take Extension classes at the
 1:10-2:00 pm              Language Laboratory*       advanced levels (additional fees apply)
                                                    • Small classes (average 15 students per class)
 2:10-3:00 pm
                           Oral Skills              • Students from all over the world                A NOTE FROM
                                                    • Minimum age: 15
  * Language laboratory optional                   • Tuition Fees: 2013        2014
 ** Advanced students choose one elective class            4-week — $1,750 $1,850
                                                           6-week — $2,550 $2,775
                                                       8-10-week — $3,350 $3,450
                                                          30-week — $9,150 $9,450
                                                                                                       ❝The UCR Extension
                                                                                                       Center has an
                                                                                                       exceptional Intensive
                                                                                                       English program. I’ve
                                                                                                       made a lot of friends
                                                                                                       from different countries.
                                                                                                       There are many things
                                                                                                       to do here on campus,
                                                                                                       and the school organizes
                                                                                                       weekend school trips to
                                                                                                       see wonderful places in
                                                                                                       Southern California,
                                                                                                       such as Hollywood,
                                                                                                       Los Angeles, San Diego,
                                                                                                       and Universal Studios.❞


English for International Business (EIB)

                                Do you want to...                                      English for International Business (EIB)
                                 • Improve your English to communicate                Sample Class Schedule
                                    effectively in the business world?
                                 • Perfect your English to help you get a good job                             Business Idioms &
                                    in any business field?                             9:10-10:00 am
                                 • Learn additional skills to help you succeed in
                                    your career?                                                                Business Writing &
                                                                                       10:10-11:00 am
                                 • Make American business connections?                                         Computing
                                 English is the language of international business.                             Business Reading,
                                                                                       11:10 am-12:00 pm
                                 Whether you are thinking about pursuing a                                      Culture and Vocabulary
                                 business career or you are a business professional
                                 wanting to communicate better with international      12:00-1:10 pm            Lunch
 A NOTE FROM                     clients and partners, the English for International
                                 Business program (EIB) will give you the
                                                                                                                Business Principles
                                                                                       1:10-2:00 pm
                                 knowledge, skills, and confidence you need.                                    and Discussion
                                 Designed for advanced-level students of English,                               EIB Required
                                 the EIB program is offered in 4- and 10-week          2:10-3:00 pm
                                                                                                                Computer Lab
                                 sessions (and in an accelerated 8-week format in
                                 the summer) and focuses on improving specific
                                 skills for business communication, including:
             Franziska           • North American business concepts, practices        Program Highlights
            Oberholzer              and principles                                     •4  -week and 10-week intensive sessions
            (Switzerland)        • Business writing and computing; including             (8-week accelerated summer session)
                                    letters, proposals, reports and resumes
    ❝I took the English for                                                            • 25-30 hours of business English each week
                                 • Business meetings, presentations, negotiations
    International Business                                                             • Offered winter, spring, summer, and fall
                                    and case studies
    (EIB) program because                                                              • Opportunity to take an Extension class
                                 • Business reading and business culture
     I wanted to know more                                                                (additional fees apply)
about the business culture       • Business idioms and functions
                                                                                       • Small classes (average 15 students per class)
       in the United States.    Visits to local businesses                             • Students from different countries
 That was the best choice.
                                 As part of the EIB program, site visits to local      • Tuition Fees: 2013        2014
        I learned a lot about
                                 businesses are arranged to familiarize students            4-week — $1,750 $1,850
   American business, and
                                 with a range of business environments. The               10-week — $3,350 $3,450
  the teachers are great.❞       program also includes guest lecturers with
                                expertise in a variety of business fields.
                                                                                       Admission Requirements
                                                                                       •A dvanced-level English required (minimum
                                                                                         TOEFL 500 PBT, iBT 59; IELTS 5.0; or INT
                                                                                         levels 500 or 600)
                                                                                       • Minimum age: 17
                                                                                       Students who provide an official TOEFL score,
                                                                                       or equivalent, will receive direct entry to the
                                                                                       program. All new students, regardless of their
                                                                                       test score, will be required to take an assessment
                                                                                       test to help us understand your needs and
                                                                                       provide you with support during your studies.

Improving Oral Fluency (IOF)                                                                                Imagine
Do you want to...                                     Electives
                                                       If you are an IOF student enrolled in a 10-week
 • Improve your English listening and speaking
                                                       session, you have the opportunity to increase
    skills to be able to communicate effectively?
                                                       your oral English skills by joining an elective
 • Feel confident speaking English with native        course as part of your weekly program. You
    speakers?                                          may choose from a range of specialized courses
 • Feel comfortable making oral presentations?        in English that focus on a particular interest
 • Improve your pronunciation?                        area. Choices may include:
 • Perfect your English to help you get a good job    • Advanced Vocabulary         • American Idioms
    in which you can use your English?                 •B  usiness English           •G  lobal Issues
 For many students, there are not enough               •E  nglish Through Drama • L      istening
 opportunities to engage in English conversation       •G  RE/GMAT Preparation • P       ublic Speaking
 in their own country. They lack the confidence        •E  nglish Through Film       •E  nglish Through   A NOTE FROM
 to practice spoken English. Whether you want to                                         Music
 improve your oral English to conduct business, or
 you are an English teacher in another country and
 want to enhance your teaching skills, or you want
 to practice oral skills for general conversation     Program Highlights
 purposes, Improving Oral Fluency (IOF) gives          •4  -, 6- and 10-week intensive sessions
 you the oral skills and practice you need.               (8-week accelerated summer program)
 Designed for advanced-level students, the             • Up to 25 hours of oral skills development         Sairi
 IOF program is offered in 4-, 6- and 10-week             each week                                         Ogasawara
 sessions, (and an 8-week accelerated session each
                                                       • Offered winter, spring, summer, and fall          (Japan)
 summer), and focuses on improving specific oral
 skills including:                                     • Opportunity to take an Extension class            ❝The reason I took the
                                                          (additional fees apply)                           Improving Oral Fluency
 • Pronunciation
 • Grammar for Oral Fluency                           • Small classes (average 15 students per class)     (IOF) program was I
 • Oral Skills Development                            • Students from different countries                 felt that I could not
                                                       • Tuition Fees: 2013             2014               speak English fluently. I
                                                            4-week — $1,750             $1,850              learned the way to speak
                                                            6-week — $2,550             $2,775              English more naturally
                                                          10-week — $3,350              $3,450              through IOF. I would
 Improving Oral Fluency (IOF)                                                                               highly recommend the
 Sample Class Schedule                                                                                      IOF program for those
                                                      Admission Requirements                                who would like to improve
                            Oral Skills                                                                     their spoken English
 9:10-10:00 am                                         •A  dvanced-level English required (minimum
                            Development                                                                     skills.❞
                                                          TOEFL 500 PBT, iBT 59; IELTS 5.0; or INT
 10:10-11:00 am
                            Grammar for Oral              levels 500 or 600)                                          
                            Fluency                    • Minimum age: 15
 11:10 am-12:00 pm          Pronunciation              Students who provide an official TOEFL score,
                                                       or equivalent, will receive direct entry to the
 12:00-1:10 pm              Lunch                      program. All new students, regardless of their
                                                       test score, will be required to take an assessment
 1:10-2:00 pm               Listening/Elective*        test to help us understand your needs and
                                                       provide you with support during your studies.
                            Optional Language
 2:10-3:00 pm

 * For IOF, students choose one elective class

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

     Do you want to...                                           English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
      • Improve your academic reading and writing skills        Sample Class Schedule
         with an authentic university text?
      • Boost your academic study skills in the classroom,                                 Critical Reading and
         library and at home?                                    9:10-10:00 am
      • Learn how to put together an American-style
         academic research paper?                                10:10-11:00 am             Academic Writing
      • Earn university credit?                                 11:10 am-12:00 pm          Academic Skills
      English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is designed for
      advanced-level students preparing to enter a college       12:00-1:10 pm              Lunch
      or university graduate or undergraduate program.                                      GRE/GMAT Preparation/
      You learn critical reading and writing skills necessary    1:10-2:00 pm
      to succeed in the American university setting. In the
      Academic Skills course, you learn and put to practice                                 Optional Language
      note-taking and research skills. Not only will you learn   2:10-3:00 pm
      reading, writing and research skills, but also American
      university culture. EAP helps make the transition to an    * For EAP, students choose one elective class
      American university a smooth one.

     Advanced-Level Electives
      If you are an EAP student, you have the opportunity        Program Highlights
      to choose an advanced elective. In addition, TOEFL         • 8-week and 10-week intensive academic sessions
      preparation classes are offered (additional fees apply).
                                                                 • Build critical thinking and academic research skills
      Elective choices may include:
                                                                 • Up to 25 hours of academic study each week
      • Academic Speaking
                                                                 • Offered winter, spring, summer, and fall
      • GRE/GMAT Preparation
                                                                 • Opportunity to take an Extension class (additional
      • Advanced Vocabulary                                         fees apply)
      • Public Speaking                                          • Small classes (average 15 students per class)
      • Independent Writing
                                                                 • Minimum age: 18 (or high school completion)
      • International Relations
                                                                 • Tuition Fee: 2013 – $3,350
                                                                                  2014 – $3,450

                                                                 Admission Requirements
                                                                 •A  dvanced-level English required (minimum
                                                                    TOEFL 530 PBT, iBT 71, IELTS 6.0)
                                                                 • Students must pass the UCR- EAP reading and
                                                                    writing placement test in order to enroll in this

Summer English Programs
Do you want to...                                           Program Highlights
• Practice and improve your English during the North       •   3-week, 4   -week and 8-week sessions
   American summer vacation of July or August?              •   15-30 hours of English each week
• Experience summer in beautiful California?               •   Offered July and August
• Experience American culture?                             •    Small classes (average 15 students per class)
• Interact with people from other countries, learn about   •     Students from all over the world
   their cultures and make new international friends and
   understand other cultures?
If you are looking for something to do during the
summer vacation and want to improve your English
and experience American culture, the University of
California, Riverside, offers a range of Summer English

The following English language programs are offered
during the summer months of July and August:
• Intensive English Program
   (4-week and 8-week sessions)
• English for International Business
   (4-week and 8-week sessions)
• Improving Oral Fluency
   (4-week and 8-week sessions)
• English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
   (8-week sessions)
• Conversation and American Culture (CAC)
   (3-week sessions)

Conversation and American Culture Program (CAC)

     Do you want to...                                                        Program Highlights
      • Experience life in beautiful California and learn about                •1  5 hours of conversation, oral skills development
         American culture?                                                         and activities each week
      • Gain confidence speaking English with other                            • Participation in American cultural activities
         international students and native English speakers?                    • Opportunity to meet other international students
      • Improve your English for general purposes during                       • California sightseeing
         your vacation?
                                                                                • Small classes (average 15 students per class)
      • Live with an American family or experience campus
         residence life?                                                        • For upper beginner to advanced levels
      If you have a short time available to travel, and want                    • Minimum age: 15 years old*
      to practice and build confidence in English while                         • Tuition Fee: $1,250
      experiencing California, we welcome you to participate
      in a Conversation and American Culture Program. This
      program combines English language development with
                                                                                Conversation and American Culture
      sightseeing and cultural activities. The program is three                 Program (CAC)
      weeks in length.                                                          Sample Class Schedule
      Designed for various levels of English, from upper                         9:00 am-12:00 pm               Conversation Classes
      beginner to advanced. The Conversation and American
      Culture Program is an experiential program designed                        12:00-1:00 pm                  Lunch
      to help students understand and experience American
                                                                                 1:00-3:00 pm                   Cultural Activities
      culture through project based work.

     Local High School and College Volunteers                                   *The cultural language program is open to anyone
      UCR invites local high school and college students to                       15 years of age and older with the average age of
      participate in our summer Conversation and American                         CAC students being between 15-21 years of age.
      Culture Program as volunteers. Each week through July
      and August up to 30 volunteers take part in our program,
      encouraging visiting international students to practice
      English and helping them understand American culture.

     Conversation and American Culture Program Sample Calendar
          Sunday              Monday                Tuesday         Wednesday            Thursday               Friday              Saturday
     1                    2                     3                  4                    5                   6                   7
         Arrive at UCR          Student          Zumba Dance        Experience UCR:         Field Trip:          Group           Optional Trip:
                            Registration &      Classes, Applied   College Enrichment   Riverside Museum     Presentations      Universal Studios
                          Testing Orientation     Project Work      Classes, Applied     Classes, Applied   Optional Activity
                                                                       Project Work        Project Work

     8                    9                     10                 11                   12                  13                  14
         Optional Trip:     Teambuilding         Conversation      Country Line Dance    Arts & Cinema           Group           Optional Trip:
          Disneyland      Baseball Traditions   Partner Activity    Classes, Applied    Classes, Applied     Presentations      Los Angeles Tour
                            Classes - Field     Classes, Applied      Project Work        Project Work      Optional Activity
                            Trip: Baseball        Project Work

     15                   16                    17                 18                   19                  20                  21
         Optional Trip:      Teambuilding          Field Trip        Arts & Cinema       UCR Challenge            Group          Have a safe
          Sea World          Conversation       Classes, Applied    Classes, Applied    Course, Classes,      Presentations
                                                                                                                                 trip home!
                            Partner Activity      Project Work        Project Work       Applied Project    Final Celebration
                                Classes                                                       Work             Certificate

Custom Short-Term English Language Programs                                                                   Imagine
Do you have a group of students                              Housing Options
who want to...                                               Homestay: Students under 18 years old will be placed
                                                             with American families in homestay. Placements are
• Experience life in beautiful California and learn about
                                                             double occupancy. Host families provide three meals a
   American culture?
                                                             day, as well as daily transportation to and from school
• Gain confidence speaking English with native English      and school-related activities.
• Improve their English during their vacation?              Dormitory: Groups of students 18 years old or over
• Live with an American family or experience campus         have the option to stay in our campus residence, which
   residence life?                                           offers single-, double- and triple-occupancy rooms. A
                                                             meal plan is available for purchase.
The University of California, Riverside, has extensive
experience in developing programs for groups of              Group leaders: Double-occupancy housing in our
students from upper beginner to advanced. If you are a       university residence is complimentary for a group escort
teacher or school that would like to send your students      when the group has a minimum of 15 students. Escorts
as a group to UC Riverside, our custom designed              must be able to communicate with UCR staff in English.
programs may best suit your needs.

Custom Program                                               Program Highlights
If you have a group of 15 or more, ages 12 and over,
                                                              •M  inimum 1-week and custom designed programs
who have limited travel times but want to practice
and build confidence in English while enjoying all the           to meet the needs of your group
wonderful California sights, we can design a custom           • California sightseeing
program to suit their needs. These programs combine           • Small classes (average 15 students per class)
English practice with sightseeing and cultural activities.    • Homestay and dormitory options*
The program length can be customized, but is normally
between one and four weeks.
                                                              • Free housing for a bilingual escort with 15 students
                                                                 or more

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University and College Study in California

     Understanding the California Postsecondary                  Private Education
     Education System                                             California has many private colleges and universities,
      The California postsecondary education system consists      including many religious and special purpose
      of over 140 public and over 120 private universities and    institutions. “Private” means that the university or
      colleges.                                                   college does not normally receive federal and state
                                                                  funding; the institution is primarily funded by student
     The University of California System (UC)                     tuition.
      The University of California system is California’s top    Accreditation
      research university, which comprises 10 campuses and
      offers degrees at the Bachelor, Master and Doctoral         Accreditation is a certification of the academic quality
      levels. UC campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Irvine,             of an institution of higher learning. The Western
      Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego,                  Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is
      San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz provide        responsible for the accreditation of public and private
      stimulating environments that foster world-class            universities and colleges in California, including the
      educational and research opportunities, and generate a      University of California.
      wide range of benefits and services that touch the lives
      of people around the world every day.                      What is the difference between a
     The California State University System (CSU)                “University” and a “College”?
      The CSU is the largest university system in the United      In the U.S.A., the terms “university” and “college”
      States and consists of 23 campuses. The universities        generally mean the same thing and are often used
      within the CSU are primarily for undergraduate              interchangeably, but are different. Universities are
      education, although many of the larger campuses offer       often larger than colleges, and universities normally
      Master’s degrees and since 2007, CSU is authorized to       contain multiple “colleges” or “schools.” UCR contains
      award Doctoral degrees in Education (Ed.D.).                three colleges and two schools: the Bourns College
                                                                  of Engineering; the College of Humanities, Arts and
     The California Community College System (CCC)                Social Sciences; the College of Natural and Agricultural
                                                                  Sciences; the School of Business Administration; and the
      The California Community College System has 112             Graduate School of Education.
      campuses and provides first- and second-year courses
      only, leading to Associate of Arts or Associate of         What is the difference between a “College”
      Science degrees. Students can then transfer to the CSU
      or UC system to complete their third and fourth years,
                                                                 and a “Community College”?
      and receive their Bachelor’s degree.                        In the United States, a college can offer full degree
                                                                  programs. Community colleges offer two-year
                                                                  Associate’s degrees and can provide the first two years
                                                                  of a four-year degree program. A California Community
                                                                  College cannot grant four-year Bachelor’s degrees.

UCR International Pathway Programs                                                                                Imagine
Pathways to Undergraduate Programs at the University of California,
 The University of California system is well-known and highly respected throughout
 the world. A prestigious University of California degree is recognized globally and a
 Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Riverside, places students at a
 competitive advantage for both graduate study and future employment.
 Admission to the University of California is highly competitive. Only the top 12.5% of
 California high school graduates are eligible for undergraduate admission.
 For over 50 years, the University of California, Riverside, has helped international
 students meet their long-term educational and professional goals. UCR has created
 five undergraduate pathways especially for international students. Our goal is to help
 students gain admission to, and graduate from, the University of California, Riverside.
 • Direct Admission
 • UCR-Admission Preparation Program
 • UCR-International Transfer Track for High School Graduates
 • Transfer from a University outside California or the United States after second year
 • University Credit Program for visiting students
                                                                                                                  A NOTE FROM

                                               HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE

                           5 International Pathway Programs to Choose From
                                                                                                             Christian
   Direct Admission           Admission             International     Transfer from a        University Credit
                             Preparation           Transfer Track    University Outside       Program (UCP)
                            Program (APP)          Program (ITT)      California (2+2)      (visiting students)   (Indonesia)
                                                                                                                  ❝Studying at UCR has
     TOEFL 550 pbt/          TOEFL 530 pbt/          No minimum        TOEFL 550 PBT/         TOEFL 550 pbt/
                                                                                                                  given me an opportunity
    iBT 80 OR IELTS 7      iBT 71 OR IELTS 6.0      TOEFL, GPA, or    iBT 80 OR IELTS 7     iBT 80 OR IELTS 6.5
                                                    SATs required                                                 to fully expand my
                                                                                                                  knowledge and invest in
   SAT/ACT with writing                                                                                           my future. Interacting
                                                                                                                  with top faculty is
     3.4 GPA (85%)           3.4 GPA (85%)           High school     Minimum 2 years 2.8         Normally         something you don’t
    specific courses        specific courses        graduation –     GPA (specific majors    recommended by       want to miss!❞
        required                required               no GPA            may require         home institution
                                                    requirement          higher GPA)                                       

Direct Admission into UCR

      With over 20,000 students and 88 undergraduate             Admission Requirements
      majors, the University of California, Riverside, is your
      pathway to success! Your future doesn’t just happen.       International students must meet the following
      You dream it. You design it. You build it.                 4 requirements to be considered for direct
      And this is where it all starts with a world-class         admission:

      education from a highly ranked and internationally
      respected university. Come to the University of             Complete A-G course requirements by the end of the
      California, Riverside, and invent your future.              grade 12 year. A-G course requirements are a list
                                                                  of seven courses that all students eligible for direct
     Application Deadline                                         admission must have taken between grades 9 and 12.
                                                                  They include the following
      Students applying to UCR for direct admission must
      submit their application between November 1 and 30          a. History (2 years). Students must show they have
      for admission to the following Fall term. Students must         taken one academic year of world history and one
      submit their application online to UCR at                       academic year of either U.S. history or the history of                           the country where the student completed high school.
                                                                  b. English, or language of the country in which the
     Questions                                                        student completed high school (4 years)
      Contact undergraduate admissions at                         c. Mathematics (3 years required, 4 years recommended) to receive individual             d. Laboratory Science (2 years required, 3 years
      counseling on UCR admission requirements.                       recommended)
                                                                  e. Foreign Language (2 years required, 3
                                                                      recommended). An international student who has
                                                                      met the language requirement in area “b” with
     Cost of Attending UCR                                            their first language, must meet the foreign language
                                                                      requirement with the formal study of English.
     Tuition and Fees*                        $36,562             f. Visual or Performing Arts (1 year required)
     Room/Board                               $13,200
                                                                  g. University Preparatory Electives (1 year required)

     Books/Supplies                             $1,800            M
                                                                   inimum Grade Point Average (GPA) 3.4 out of 4
     Transportation                             $1,150            (85%): Students must submit their application online
                                                                  to UCR at
     Personal Expenses                $1,750                     Students are required to submit transcripts from grades
                                                                  9 through 12. However, the assessment of qualifying
     Total                                    $54,462             GPA is made on specific courses taken in the 10th and
                                                                  11th grades (part of the A-G requirements in #1).
     * 2012-2013

                                                             3    Complete the SAT Reasoning, or the ACT plus writing,
                                                                  by December of the Grade 12 year.

                                                                   eceive a minimum TOEFL score of 550 PBT, 80 iBT
                                                                  or IELTS 7.0 if the student’s native language and
                                                                  language of instruction in high school is not English.

                                                                 Honors Courses: The University may assign extra points
                                                                 for Advanced Placement (AP) courses and Higher Level
                                                                 International Baccalaureate (IB) courses.

UCR Undergraduate Majors                                                                                                                 Imagine
The Bourns College of Engineering                                              • Philosophy (also a major with Law and Society)
• Bioengineering*                                                             • Political Science (also a major with Administrative Studies,
• Business Informatics                                                           International Affairs, Law and Society and Public Service)
• Chemical Engineering*                                                       • Pre-Business
• Computer Engineering**                                                      • Psychology (also a major with Law and Society)
• Computer Science* **                                                        • Public Policy
• Electrical Engineering*                                                     • Religious Studies (also a major with Art History)
• Environmental Engineering*                                                  • Sociology (also a major with Administrative Studies and
• Materials Science and Engineering                                              Law and Society)
• Mechanical Engineering*                                                     • Spanish
* A combined B.S. plus M.S. five-year program is offered in this discipline   • Theatre
** A combined B.S. Computer Engineering plus M.S. Computer Science            • Women’s Studies
    five-year program is offered
                                                                               The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences                           • Biochemistry
• African American Studies                                                    • Biology
• Anthropology (also a major with Law and Society)                            • Chemistry
• Art (Studio)                                                                • Entomology
• Art History (also a major with Administrative Studies and                   • Environmental Sciences
   Religious Studies)                                                          • Geology
• Asian American Studies                                                      • Geophysics
• Asian Studies                                                               • Geoscience Education
• Business Economics                                                           • Mathematics
• Chicano Studies                                                             • Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers
• Comparative Literature                                                      • Microbiology
• Creative Writing (also a minor in Journalism)                                • Neuroscience
• Dance                                                                       • Physics
• Economics (also a major with Administrative Studies and                     • Plant Biology
   Law and Society)                                                            • Statistics
• English                                                                     The School of Business Administration
• Ethnic Studies
• Global Studies                                                              • Business Administration
• History (also a major with Administrative Studies and                         Concentration/Specialization options:
   Law and Society)                                                                © Accounting and Auditing
• Languages and Literatures:                                                      © Finance
     © Chinese                                                                     © General Management
     © Classical Studies                                                           © Information Systems
     © Comparative Literature                                                      © Marketing
     © French                                                                      © Operations and Supply Chain Management
     © Germanic Studies
     © Japanese
     © Languages
     © Russian Studies
• Latin American Studies
• Law and Society (also a major with Anthropology, Economics,
   History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology)
• Liberal Studies
• Linguistics
• Media and Cultural Studies
• Middle East and Islamic Studies
• Music
• Music and Culture
• Native American Studies
• Neuroscience

UCR Admission Preparation Program (UCR-APP)

TUITION: $28,500
         Approximate cost of admission is $40,000

                                                                   Choosing Your Undergraduate Major
                                                                    As part of the UCR-APP application process, students
                                                                    will be asked to identify their intended major of study.
                                                                    During the UCR-APP program, students will work with
                                                                    an advisor to select the appropriate courses for transfer
                                                                    into their UCR major.

                                                                    Top academic students who are accepted into the
                                                                    UCR-APP program may be eligible for APP entrance
                                                                    scholarships, depending on the student’s GPA.

                                                                   Admission Requirements to UCR-APP
                                                                    Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.4 out of 4
                                                                    and have completed the A-G requirements (described on
                                                                    page 18) from an academic, non-vocational, secondary
                                                                    program. Students must also have a TOEFL 530 PBT,
                                                                    iBT 71 or IELTS 6.0.

       Many top international high school graduates meet the
                                                                   To Apply or Questions
       high school course requirements and the GPA (3.4 out of      Contact International Education Programs at
       4) for direct admission to UCR; however, international to receive individual counseling on
       students may not have written the SAT/ACT and/or do          UCR-APP admission requirements.
       not have the required TOEFL/IELTS score.
       The UCR-APP program is a nine-month academic                                High School Graduate
       preparation program that runs from September to
       June, for international students that have met the A-G                                    
                                                                                  Admission Preparation Program
       and GPA requirements but not the SAT/ACT and/or
                                                                                   TOEFL 530 pbt/iBT 71 OR IELTS 6.0
       TOEFL/IELTS requirements.
       This bridging program combines advanced English                      3.4 out of 4.0 GPA (85%) specific courses required
       instruction, SAT & TOEFL preparation courses, and                                         
       academic skills training with UCR credit classes, which       UC Riverside Undergraduate Degree
       are transferable toward a UCR undergraduate degree
       program. The APP program enables international
       students to complete the SAT and/or TOEFL test after
       the traditional UCR application date. Upon successful
       completion of the nine-month APP program -- including
       campus courses, test scores and UCR application
       requirements -- students will have the opportunity to
       enter a UCR undergraduate program. UCR-APP focuses
       on instruction in university study skills, including
       academic reading, writing and research plus critical
       thinking. Highly experienced instructors prepare students
       for the challenges of academic work and life on an
       American campus.

Your pathway to success begins at UCR! The Admission Preparation Program
helps students to prepare for and gain admission to UCR.

                              Admission Preparation Program Curriculum
                Quarter 1                                      Quarter 2                                    Quarter 3
           September-December                                January-March                                  April-June
Academic Reading and Writing I                  Academic Reading and Writing II               Advanced Reading and Writing
                                                                                              Support features include advanced
                                                                                              and personalized tutorials for specific
                                                                                              research, writing and/or reading needs     A NOTE FROM
                                                                                              in online, individual and group formats.

SAT Test Preparation                            SAT & TOEFL Test Preparation                  Up to three University of California
                                                Students should complete tests by the         Undergraduate Courses***
                                                beginning of the third quarter.               (8-12 credits)
TOEFL Test Preparation                          Up to three University of California
(All students must meet UCR TOEFL               Undergraduate Courses**
requirements of 550 PBT; iBT 80 by the          (8-12 credits)
beginning of third quarter.)                    Number of courses will depend on results of
                                                first quarter.                                                                           Wang
                                                                                                                                         (P.R. China)
One University of California                    Academic Workshop Series II
Undergraduate Course                            Workshops include advanced academic skills                                               ❝The UCR Admission
Students will take an undergraduate course      and academic speaking.                                                                   Preparation Program
to prepare them for their general education                                                                                              (UCR-APP) has helped
requirements or major requirements at UCR.*
                                                                                                                                         me greatly in preparing
(4 credits)
                                                                                                                                         for my university life.
Academic Workshops Series I                                                                                                              It has built a bridge
Workshops include advanced listening and
note-taking, time-management and American                                                                                                for me and has taught
academic culture.                                                                                                                        me valuable skills,
                                                                                                                                         especially those for
              *Up to 4 credits                             **Up to 12 credits                         ***Up to 12 credits
                                                                                                                                         writing academically.
                                              Optional Quarter 4 (Summer Sessions)                                                       The courses here are
Academic advising is available.                                                                                                          interesting and the
Freshman Orientation begins in summer.                                                                                                   teachers and staff are
                                                                                                                                         wonderful. My experience
                     BEGIN FALL AT UCR! (with up to 30 academic credits)                                                                 (in the APP program) is
                                                                                                                                         one that I will
A ll students, regardless of English test score submitted for APP, will be assessed upon arrival. Students who do not demonstrate
                                                                                                                                         never forget.❞
 full proficiency in all language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar) will not be eligible to take an
 undergraduate course until the proficiency prerequisite has been met.
Participating in this educational program does not in itself provide preference in admission to the
University of California. Students interested in applying to UC should refer to the UC Admissions website
or the admissions office of the UC campus they wish to attend for details about the admissions process.

UCR International Transfer Track Program (UCR-ITT)
TUITION: $3,350 (2013)          $3,450 (2014)

        The UCR International Transfer Track program                Conditional Admission to a California
        (UCR-ITT) is a cooperative program between UCR
        and select California community colleges. High school
                                                                    Community College
        graduates who have not met the academic or language          Conditional letters of admission are provided to
        requirements for direct entry to UCR or the UCR-APP          students who apply for the UCR-ITT program.
        program, can strengthen their language and academic          UCR-ITT students will receive:
        skills through the ITT program-- another pathway to help     • An acceptance letter from UCR’s International
        students graduate from UCR with a Bachelor’s degree.            Education Programs for English language training
                                                                     • A conditional letter of acceptance from our partner
      English and Academic Preparation                                  community colleges
        By enrolling in the UCR-ITT program, students begin          Additionally, upon admission to one of our partner
        studies in UCR’s Intensive English Program (INT),            community colleges, students will be able to apply
        where they will strengthen their English language skills     for UCR’s Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG),
        in order to prepare for academic study in the U.S.A.         which guarantees acceptance to UCR upon successful
        Students are admitted into the UCR-ITT program at            completion of admission requirements at the partner
        any language level, from beginner to advanced. Upon          community college.
        arrival at UCR, students will be tested and placed at
        the appropriate language level. When the student’s          Admission Requirements
        language skills reach an advanced level, the student will    • High school completion
        be recommended to the INT’s advanced level class, level
        600. Upon successful completion, the student will gain       • You must be 18 years old to be accepted at
        admission to a California partner community college.            community colleges

      Community College Experience                                  Questions
        California community colleges are highly regarded and        Contact International Education Programs at
        provide students with smaller class sizes and individual to receive individual
        attention. The majority of California high school            counseling on UCR-ITT admission requirements.
        graduates go to community college before they go to a
        UC. Community colleges prepare students for transfer                          HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE
        to four-year universities. The community colleges                                       
        also offer opportunities for personal enrichment and
        learning at an affordable price.                                       International Transfer Track Program
                                                                                        High School Completion
      Graduate from UCR                                                               No Minimum TOEFL Required
        UCR’s Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program                                    No GPA Required
        allows eligible students who are studying at a California                           No SATs Required
        Community College to have a guarantee of admission           Enter at any English level – Students tested upon program start
        to UCR. Undergraduate Admissions representatives                  Take Intensive English Courses through Level 600
        make regular visits to our partner community colleges
        to advise students regarding appropriate courses to                                     
                                                                                      Enter Community College
        take in order to ensure successful transfer to a UCR
        Undergraduate Program through TAG. Neither TOEFL                 Complete 2-Year AA Degree at a UCR Partner School
        nor SAT tests are required to transfer to UCR through                      UCR Partner Schools include:
        this program. Students must maintain a minimum GPA                            • Riverside Community College
        of 3.0 out of 4.0 while attending a community college                         • College of the Desert
        to be eligible for TAG.                                                       • Chaffey College
        Upon successful completion of the UCR TAG requirements                        • San Bernardino Valley College
        at the community college, the student’s pathway is now                        • Irvine Valley College
        clear to complete their course requirements at UCR and                        • Diablo Valley College
                                                                                      • Cerritos College
        proudly graduate with a UCR Bachelor’s degree.
                                                                            UC Riverside Undergraduate Degree
                                                                               Return to UCR for Final Two Years

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