2-week Summer College Preparation Program

Cost Estimation for 2-week Summer College Preparation Program

Application Fee$200
Program Fee$2,000
Student Service Fee$300
Medical Insurance$100
Books & Supplies$150 - $350

Housing Options

Housing Application Fee$200
International Village
  • Studio: $644
  • Single: $616
  • Double: $350
American Family Homestay
  • Cost per week: $225
  • Cost per day: $33

The information provided is designed to just give you an idea of the approximate costs of attending our programs. Actual amounts depend on several factors, such as arrival and departure dates, services requested, and others.

This is not an official invoice, it cannot be used as an official document for any payment related issue or procedure

Actual amounts will be provided on an official invoice after complete application materials have been received.

All prices are in U.S. Dollars (US$)

All courses, dates and fees are subject to change without notice

2-week Summer College Preparation Program

2-week Summer College Preparation Program

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Upcoming Dates


Summer 2019
15-Jul to 26-Jul



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Purpose & Overview

The College Preparation Program is for high school students who plan to transition to a 4-year university and who want to experience a preview of American University life. This Summer 2-week program engages students with the academic excellence found at the University of California, Riverside and provides exposure to American university campus environment and culture.

In this program, students are introduced to the challenges and responsibilities of college life so that they are better prepared for their future college experience. The College Preparation Program also supports students through the college admissions process by providing opportunities SAT test preparation, college writing and research classes, and college discourse and rhetoric courses.

Students in the College Preparation Program live on campus in a UCR dorm to have the full college housing experience. UCR's Pentland Hills is a newly renovated dorm with shared suite-style accommodation. Daily meal plans are included in the housing cost.

The College Preparation Program aims to give international high school students academic and acculturative exposure to an American University Environment so that students can achieve higher SAT scores for top-tier university admissions and have a successful high school to college transition.


  • Receive guidance in SAT test strategies to help you maximize your SAT test performance
  • Participate in a hands-on STEM research project with access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities
  • Study with other academically-driven students to develop a network of fellow learners and future professionals in your field
  • Improve critical thinking and analytical skills through an academic writing classes to ensure that you adapt to the academic standards and requirement of the top universities in the world
  • Engage in personalized advising sessions with college advisors and undergraduate admissions counselors to create a personal plan for college academic success
  • Participate in panel discussions with honors students from the University of California Riverside that highlights their college experiences and successes to provide advice and tips from those who have experienced the same journey that you are now undertaking
  • Access to cutting-edge, on-campus university resources and services (Library, tutoring center, career center and computer labs) to be prepared academically and pave the way to great career opportunities

Who Can Attend

This program does not require an F-1 visa.

This program is intended for 10th and 11th grade students who must be at least 15yrs of age.



Summer 2019
15-Jul to 26-Jul


2019 Program Fees

$2000 includes health insurance and application fees

$1167 housing fee* (includes 3 meals/day and weekly linen charges)

*Housing is based on double occupancy in UCR Pentland Hills on-campus dorm

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Before You Apply

You will be asked create an account and you will need to provide a valid email address, mailing address and other personal information.

Collect any required documents so that 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.
  • 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.

Note: Some programs require additional documentation.

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Associate Dean, International Education
UCR Extension Professional Studies

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