Take UCI upper-division undergraduate coursework to fulfill the pre-requisites that may be required and accepted by the future graduate program, and to provide interaction with faculty and students in the major, improving your application.
6- and 9-Month Program Guidelines for Access Track
|Minimum English Proficiency Requirement||Core Curriculum||Length of Study||Program Tuition|
||6 months||$17,500 USD|
Online DCE ESL Proficiency Test1
The DCE English Placement Test is administered upon arrival. The result of the test will determine the amount of ESL needed
*Additional quarters of ESL available for fee
|9 months (additional quarters available for added cost)||$23,300 USD|
|1Online DCE ESL Placement Test can be substituted with any of the following: Completion of one year of university-level English; A minimum level of 4 on the Chinese university English language test; A minimum TOEFL score of 43 or 443; A minimum score of 4.0 on IELTS; A minimum score of 3 on the AP English language; A minimum score of 90 on Gao Kao or Hui Kao test; Completion of Level 4 or higher from UCI DCE’s 10-Week ESL Intensive; A minimum score of 30 on PTE Academic; Completion of A2 or higher on CEFR or ISE; A minimum score of 381 on TOEIC; or A minimum score of 2.5 on iTEP; GRE and GMAT scores will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.|
IGSPP ACCESS students can choose from a broad variety of UCI upper-division undergraduate courses. These courses are provided on a space-available basis. Enrollment in some undergraduate courses for credit is not guaranteed, so if the course is at the enrollment limit, or the student cannot gain permission to enroll, the academic advisor will assist the student in choosing an alternate course. Visit the current UCI quarter course listing or the online version of the UCI general catalog for more information.
Full-Time Study Requirements
A full-time course of study in IGSPP, in compliance with both UC and U.S. immigration requirements, is defined as:
- Minimum of 18 hours of ESL courses or 12 units of IGSPP and undergraduate courses per quarter
- Students may take graduate units with special approval by IGSPP. Additional fees will be charged.
- No more than 4 units or one course per quarter may be taken in an online format.
To successfully complete IGSPP, students must fulfill all program requirements, including maintaining program academic performance standards in ESL, IGSPP, and UCI undergraduate and graduate coursework. Students may be dismissed if they fail to meet UC academic and/or behavioral standards: UC Academic Standards / UC Behavioral Standards. UCI Division of Continuing Education will monitor each student’s academic and personal progress. After each student signs the FERPA Authorization to Release Information to a Designated Third Party, UCI Division of Continuing Education may report student’s performance to designated recipients, including UCI Undergraduate Admissions, the admissions units of other US university campuses, and the student’s parents/guardians.
Note: IGSPP does not guarantee admission to UCI or any other university.