Prepare yourself for academic success in an American university, with supported transition into your undergraduate degree program. Receive personalized advising, and participate in classes, seminars, and workshops to help you develop academic soft skills like intercultural and socio-emotional awareness and understanding; critical thinking and analysis; time management; and real-world problem solving. Refine key technical academic skills like analytical reading, academic writing, research, presentation, and academic English language to help you succeed in the American college classroom.
Learning Format In-Class
Duration 35 weeks
*Duration times can vary, talk to your advisor for more information.
Total Units 0 Units
Gain an understanding of the American college application process
How to articulate and demonstrate intercultural and socio-emotional awareness and understanding
Develop critical academic skills to ensure college course success
Methods to improve your academic English speaking and writing
Receive dedicated academic and acculturative advising
Receive an extended UC application submission timeline
No submission of SAT scores as part of your 2021 UC undergraduate admission application
Participate in campus academic and student life experiences in an online setting
Gain up to 36 undergraduate academic course credits
Who Can Attend
High school graduates with a minimum GPA of 2.8
Minimum Age Requirement for Admission to an On-Campus International Program: You must be at least 18 years of age on the first day of your program to be admitted to one of our on-campus (face-to-face) international programs. Special exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for students who are verified to be turning 18 in the first quarter of their program.
Advanced English language required: TOEFL 530 PBT, 71 iBT (minimum 14 in each sub-score); IELTS 5.5; or Duolingo 95
Must have completed the A-G course requirements and have a minimum GPA of 3.4 out of 4.0 (in select courses and as described at UCR Undergraduate Admissions)
You will be asked create an account and you will need to provide a valid email address, mailing address and other personal information. Collect any required documents so that you are prepared to upload them.
Agency/embassy/partner university information (only required if you have one)
Copy of your passport photo page
Statement of Financial Support Form (only if your program requires an F-1 (student) visa)
Financial statement from the Bank, in English (only if your program requires an F-1 (student) visa)
If you are applying as an F-1 transfer student from another U.S. institution, you must submit copies of your current I-20 form, I-94 form, and F-1 visa. If you are accepted, your acceptance letter will provide further instructions on completing your transfer.
Note: Some programs require additional documentation.
ANTH XR001 - Cultural Anthropology (4 units)
PHYS XR037 - The Origins (4 units)
PHIL XR007 - Introduction to Critical Thinking (4 units)
HIST XR020 - World History: Twentieth Century (4 units)
ETST XR001 - Introduction to the Study of Race and Ethnicity (4 units)
ECON XR002 - Introduction to Macroeconomics (5 units)
One from the following:
PHIL XR002 - Contemporary Moral Issues (4 units)
PHIL XR003 - Ethics and the Meaning of Life (4 units)