Admission Preparation Program (APP)

Cost Estimation for Admission Preparation Program (APP)

Application Fee$200
Program Fee$29,950
Student Service Fee$150
Medical Insurance$1800
Books & Supplies$150 - $350

Housing Options

Housing Application Fee$200
International Village
  • Studio: variable rate per day
  • Single: variable rate per day
  • Double:
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

Admission Preparation Program (APP)

Admission Preparation Program (APP)

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Upcoming Dates


Fall 2019
16-Sep to 12-Jun, 2020


Fall 2020
21-Sep to 11-Jun, 2021


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36 weeks

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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 how to successfully navigate the university environment. Earn UC credits that are fully transferable towards your degree. It's not too late to complete your test requirements and begin the next phase of your future. Start now.

What You'll Learn

Program Objectives

  • Academic reading and writing skills
  • SAT & TOEFL test preparation
  • Advanced listening, note-taking, time management, and American academic culture
  • Academic research, skills, and speaking in online, individual and group formats

Who Can Attend

  • High school graduate

Admission Requirements

  • 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)

*Do you need to improve your English skills first? Learn about our English language programs.

Immigration Information

  • This is a full-time program.
  • You must obtain F-1 (student) visa.



Fall 2019
16-Sep to 12-Jun, 2020


Fall 2020
21-Sep to 11-Jun, 2021

Where to Stay

Recommended Housing

International Village (IV)

  • Conveniently located next to the UCR Extension Center, restaurants, banks, and the main UCR campus
  • Offers three types of living arrangements: studio, single, or double
  • Open year-round
  • For adult students (age 18 or older) only


  • Stay with an American family to practice English daily and learn about American life and customs
  • Fully-furnished room; double-occupancy
  • All meals and daily transportation (to/from school or school-related activities) included
  • Minimum age 14
  • No minimum stay

Experience California

Social & Cultural Activities

Make the most of your California experience!

Riverside has a friendly community and centralized location. Travel an hour in any direction to explore Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, and other famous destinations.

Fill your weekends with:

  • Unforgettable places, events, and cultural immersion activities
  • FREE social events to make professional connections
  • Optional trips at a special student rate

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.

“Enrich your life and transform your future by studying in the heart of Southern California. Employers all over the world recognize the University of California as the gold standard in academics. Experience YOUR California dream at sunny UCR - your place to shine.”


Associate Dean, International Education
UCR Extension Professional Studies

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