How to Apply

All program applications are summitted online only. Please use the "apply now" button to the right to search for your program and begin the application. You will be asked to create an account using your email address. You will also need to upload documents to the application before you are able to submit the application. Please refer to the document checklist below, so you can prepare those for the application.

Application Deadlines

  • English Language or Degree Pathways Programs
    • Apply 60 days before the program start date
  • Certificate, Diploma, and Master's Pathways
    • Apply 3-6 months before the program start date

We recommend you apply as early as possible, so that you have enough time to apply for a visa, make travel and housing arrangements, and arrive in time for orientation. We have recommended application deadlines to help you plan ahead. It may take several weeks for you to receive your I-20.

Enrollment is limited and programs fill quickly, so apply as early as possible to assure your placement in the classes you want. Courses, dates, fees, and other expenses are subject to change without notice.

To apply, you must create an online account. You need a valid email address, mailing address, and other personal information. Once you have created an online account (or if you already have one), you may apply for a program.

Online Application Procedure

Review the steps below to make sure you have everything you need before you begin the online application process.

  • Step 1: Decide on your program(s), length(s), and dates.
  • Step 2: Determine if you need to provide any of the following additional documentation with your program application and collect the required documents so you are prepared to upload them.
  • Step 3: Complete a program application, including uploading the supporting documents* (if applicable), and pay the $200 non-refundable Program Application Fee. Visa, MasterCard, or Discover are accepted online.
  • Step 4: Review housing options and apply them to the one that meets your preferences. You must pay the $200 non-refundable Housing Placement Fee to apply for our on-campus or off-campus housing.

Supporting Documents

Submit supporting documents online with your program application. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.

Required of ALL Applicants

Required of SOME Applicants

  • Agency/embassy/partner university information. (Only required if you have one.)
  • If you are applying as a transfer student from another U.S. institution on an F-1 visa, you must upload copies of your current I-20, the front and back of your I-94, and the current F-1 visa stamp.

Required of Admission Preparation Applicants

  • Score from an official English language proficiency exam
  • Copy of transcripts for grades 9-12 and scores of any standardized tests

Required of Postgraduate Applicants

  • Score from an official English language proficiency exam
  • Candidate Appraisal Form
  • Copy of your most up-to-date resume
  • Transcripts with proof of degree completion

Important Things to Remember

  • Applications will not be processed until application fee(s) are received.
  • Courses, dates, fees, and other expenses are subject to change without notice.
  • Admission to University Extension does not constitute admission to any UCR degree program. For questions about UCR degree programs, contact Undergraduate Admissions or Graduate Admissions.
  • Other fees may apply for the Master's Pathway programs.
  • Minimum Age to Apply
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to complete an online application for one of our programs. Students age 17, who will turn 18 during enrollment may be admitted on a case-by-case basis.
  • 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.

Upon Admission to UCR University Extension

Once we finish processing your application, you will receive your admissions documents via email. After receiving your acceptance materials, you can make arrangements for your visa application and housing in the U.S. Congratulations, we look forward to meeting you!