University Preparation & Pathways

University Preparation & Pathways

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.

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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.


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.


Master’s in 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.


Summer College Preparation Program

The College Preparation Program gives international high school students the chance to explore an American university academic and campus student life experience. In the program, students receive SAT and academic writing support to improve university admission opportunities. Spending time with UCR staff, faculty, and students ensures that high school students are better prepared to transition to college campus life in the future.

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