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Entry Requirements


You must have a college degree. This could be an associate’s, bachelor's, master's, doctorate, or other equivalent higher degree.

English Proficiency Score

  • iBT TOEFL 70
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Duolingo 95
  • TOEIC 760
  • iTEP 3.7
  • GTECT CBT 1200
  • GTECT (tablet) 1204
  • Pearson (PTE Academic) 59
  • Pearson Versant 65
  • Equivalent accepted qualifications

Note: An English waiver may also apply if you have completed a university or college degree from an English speaking country. We also accept qualifications from a few language institutions.

To Apply as a Full-Time International Student

  1. Download and fill out the International Student Application Form
  2. Gather the following documents:
  • Bank statement showing a minimum of $30,000 to cover yearly living and tuition expenses
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Copy of college transcripts or diploma
  • Copy of passport
  • Resume (optional)
  • Personal Statement (optional)

International Student Application

Domestic status

If you are already in the U.S. or planning to transfer from another U.S. institution, please provide:

  • A copy of your visa
  • A copy of I-94
  • A copy of recent I-20 (for transfer students)

Sending your application

Send your completed application forms via email to:

  • extensioninternational@ucsc.edu

or send your application by regular mail to:

  • International Program Assistant
    UCSC Silicon Valley Extension
    3175 Bowers Avenue
    Santa Clara, CA 95054

Pay your application fee

Log into your Student Account to pay the $150 application fee.  See Certificates and Costs Page for more information.

F-1 Visa Application Deadlines

International student applications must be submitted by the following dates:

Quarter Quarter Start/End Dates If you are IN THE U.S., forms are due: If you are NOT IN THE U.S., forms are due:
Fall August 19–Dec 31 August 1 July 15
Winter Jan 1–Mar 31 December 15 November 15
Spring March 18–June 15 March 1 February 15
Summer June 3–Aug 31 May 15 May 1

International Inquiry Form

Contact Us
Speak to an international programs representative.

Call +1 (408) 450-4945

Envelope extensioninternational@ucsc.edu

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