Fulfill Your Academic Potential

Earning a prestigious University of California (UC) system degree or earning UC credit gives you an advantage for both graduate study and future employment.

Join the many international students who have taken our university preparation programs and found success. Prepare to make a successful application to your desired undergraduate or graduate degree program at UCR with our University Preparation and Pathways programs. Combine advanced English instruction and test preparation (SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT) with academic skills training, and UCR credit classes. Learn how to meet the challenges of academic work and life on an American campus.

Admission Preparation Program (APP)

APP is available to high school graduates who have met the academic A-G course and minimum GPA requirements, but who have not yet taken the SAT and/or TOEFL. Learn college-level reading, writing, and research skills, critical thinking, and earn UC credits that are fully transferable toward your degree.

2021

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Start Dates By Season

  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
    • Sep 21 - Jun 13, 2022

Tuition

Program
$32,950

2022

Start Dates By Season

  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
    • Sep 12 - Jun 16, 2023

Tuition

Program
$32,950

Graduate Preparation Program (GPP)

GPP aims to prepare you for future graduate study. GPP allows students who have completed their third year of undergraduate study to complete their fourth and final year at UC Riverside. Choose from a variety of disciplines, and take courses alongside UCR matriculated students. You gain UCR Academic Credits that can count toward your home university undergraduate degrees.

2021

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Start Dates By Season

  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
    • Sep 20 - Jun 10, 2022

Tuition

Program
$27,500

2022

Start Dates By Season

  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
    • Sep 19 - Jun 16, 2023

Tuition

Program
$27,500

Master of Business Preparation Program (MBPP)

Offered in collaboration with the UCR School of Business, MBPP is designed for students who hold a three-year Bachelor’s degree, and wish to enter into a Master’s degree in business at University of California, Riverside, which normally requires a four-year Bachelor’s degree.

2021

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Start Dates By Season

  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
    • Sep 20 - Jun 10, 2022

Tuition

Program
$25,000

2022

Start Dates By Season

  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
    • Sep 19 - Jun 16, 2023

Tuition

Program
$25,000

University Credit Program (UCP)

UCP gives you the opportunity to enroll in UCR courses taught by renowned faculty members, or in UCR Extension courses taught by real-world professionals. Further enhance your portfolio by taking courses toward one of the many professional certificates UCR Extension offers.

2021

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Start Dates By Season

  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
    • Sep 20 - Dec 10

Tuition

Quarterly (Fall)
$5,950

2022

Start Dates By Season

  • Winter
    • Jan 03 - Mar 18
  • Spring
    • Mar 23 - Jun 10
  • Summer
  • Fall
    • Sep 19 - Dec 09

Tuition

Quarterly (Winter)
$5,950

Online Intensive English (INT)

Get the best of UCR’s Intensive English study without leaving home! Our Intensive Online English Language Program helps you develop English language proficiency for your academic goals, career success, or personal development, with the convenience and flexibility of online study.

2021

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Start Dates By Season

  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
    • Sep 20 - Dec 10

Tuition

Quarterly (Fall)
$1,500

2022

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Start Dates By Season

  • Winter
    • Jan 03 - Mar 25
  • Spring
    • Apr 04 - Jun 24
  • Summer
  • Fall

Tuition

Quarterly (Winter)
$1,500