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How to Apply

How to Apply

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.

Application Procedures

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.

Supporting Documents
Agency/embassy/partner university information. Only required if you have one.
Copy of your passport photo page. Required for ALL students.
Financial statement from your bank (view sample), or other source
of funding, in English. Your financial statement must
have a minimum amount of funding.
Required if you will apply for an F-1 visa.
Copies of your current I-20, the front and
back of your I-94, and current F-1 visa stamp.
Required if you are applying as a transfer student
from another U.S. institution on an F-1 visa.
Parental Release Form.* Required if you are under 18 years old.
Copies of transcripts (Grades 9-12 and
the scores of any standardized tests).
Required ONLY for Admission Preparation Program (APP) applicants.
Official TOEFL score.
Copy of your most up-to-date resume.
Candidate Appraisal Form.*
Required for ALL Postgraduate Program and Master's Pathway applicants.
*These forms can be completed online with your program application. If you submit a paper application, please make sure you download the paper copies and submit the appropriate forms with your application to avoid delays.

Step 3 - Complete a program application, including uploading the supporting documents (if applicable), and pay the $200 nonrefundable Program Application Fee. Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted online.

Step 4 - Review housing options and apply to the one that meets your preferences. You must pay the $200 nonrefundable Housing Placement Fee to apply for our on-campus or off-campus housing.

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 IEP 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 14 years of age to complete an online application for one of our programs. If you are under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian will be required to complete a Parental Release Form.

Other ways to apply

If you don't have online access, you can send us your application, application fee, and supporting documents by mail, email, or fax.

Select your paper application:
APP Application Form
ITT/UCP Application Form
English Language Program Application Form
Postgraduate Program Application Form
Summer Academy Application Form

Submit your paper application and supporting documents to:

International Education Programs
UC Riverside Extension
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507-4596, U.S.A.
Tel: (1-951) 827-4346
Fax: (1-951) 827-5796
Email: iep_application@ucx.ucr.edu

Please note that paper applications have a longer processing time.  Please note that you cannot submit credit card information via email, because it is NOT secure. If you want to pay by credit card, complete the credit card information on your paper application, or contact our office for more options.

Time to Process Application

Applications take approximately 10 work days to process. Once we finish processing your application, we will send you an acceptance package via FedEx.

Next Steps After Admission to UCR IEP

Once you receive your acceptance materials, you can make arrangements for your visa application, housing in the U.S., airport transfer, and other travel. Congratulations, and we look forward to meeting you!

Find out more about:
Applying for an F-1 Visa
On-Campus and Off-Campus Housing
Airport Transfer

Admission to International Education Programs does not constitute admission to the University of California degree programs.

Contact the following offices for more information:
Undergraduate Admissions
Graduate Programs

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