Build up your academic skills, and take credit courses to satisfy the general education (GE) requirements of UCR, and successfully transition into an undergraduate program for degree completion at UCR. Benefit from academic and cultural advising, along with general guidance and mentoring to ensure you’re on the right path.
Learning Format In-Class
Duration 2 Years
*Duration times can vary, talk to your advisor for more information.
Total Units 90 Units
UTP admits students for the Fall and Winter quarters
Proof of successful high school completion
Minimum test scores:*
TOEFL 530 PBT
71 iBT (minimum 14 in each sub-score)
IELTS 5.5 or Duolingo 95
Minimum high school GPA of 2.8
*UCR University Extension reserves the right to conduct English language proficiency assessment upon arrival to verify exam scores submitted during the admissions process. Students may be placed in remedial English language courses should proficiency be determined as deficient.
Students who have successfully completed a UCR University Extension Pathway program or other pathway program are not eligible for the UTP program per SEVP regulation. Students with significant university-level coursework may not be eligible for UTP given the program structure.
Students intending to transfer to UCR can take up to 90 quarter units with a minimum GPA of 2.8 or higher to be considered for general transfer admission (major specific admission may require additional requirements). Enrollment in UTP allows students to undertake general education breadth courses in addition to major prerequisites or general electives in order to meet these requirements. Students intending to apply to UCR will have the opportunity to meet with Undergraduate Admissions Officers in order to discuss the application process. Those considering transfer to other institutions will be guided to the admissions offices of their preferred institution.
ME XR004 Energy and the Environment (4 units)
Survey of US History and American Literature (non-credit 50 hours)
Academic Skills (non-credit 50 hours)
Research and Rhetoric I (non-credit 60 hours)
MATH XR004 Introduction to College Mathematics for Business and the Social Sciences (5 units)
HIST XR17A History 17A: The United States to 1877 (4 units)
EE XR003 Smartphone, Electronics, and Mobile Internet (4 units)
AWPE Prep (non-credit 20 hours)
Research and Rhetoric II (non-credit 60 hours)
Major Prerequisite: Concurrent Enrollment (4 units)
ECON 02 Introduction to Macroeconomics (5 units)
ETST XR001 Introduction to the Study of Race and Ethnicity (4 units)
Basic Writing 3 or 4 (if necessary)
ECON 03 Introduction to Microeconomics (5 units)
BUS 10 Introduction to Business (4 units)
PHIL XR007 Introduction to Critical Thinking (4 units)
English 1A: Concurrent Enrollment (4 units)
HIST 20 World History: Twentieth Century (4 units)
BUS 20 Financial Accounting and Reporting (4 units)
Additional Math (depending on major): Concurrent Enrollment (4 units)
PHYS XR050 Introduction to Applied Data Science: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach (4 units)
HIST XR17B The United States from 1865 (4 units)
ANTH 5 Introduction to Archaeology (5 units)
English 1C: Concurrent Enrollment (4 units)
Optional term to complete 90 units
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.
Who Can Attend
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.
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