Fulfill Your Academic Potential
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.
Est. Tuition $32,950
Learning Format In-Class
Duration 35 weeks **Duration times can vary, talk to your student success coach 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 graduate
- Advanced English language required: TOEFL 530 PBT, 71 iBT (minimum 14 in each sub-score); IELTS 5.5; or the equivalent
- 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)
- 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.
- If you are under 18 years old, have your parents complete the parental release form.
In partnership with East China Normal University of Shanghai, students now have the option to choose to complete the Admission Preparation Program at home in China. Participants will receive hybrid instruction from UCR instructors, and educational support from ECNU staff in a local setting. Students will receive the full benefit of the Admission Preparation Program from their home country. This includes the opportunity to earn fully transferrable University of California academic credit, while receiving academic skill and application advising and preparation.
- 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)
- PHIL XR005 - Evil (4 units)
- ENGL 950.AS - Academic Skills
- ENGL 951.RR - Research & Rhetoric I
- ENGL 952.RR - Research & Rhetoric II
- ENGL 950.AL - Survey of American Literature I
ENGL 950.WP - Analytical Writing Placement Examination Workshop
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