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How to Apply


International student enrollment requirements



You must have a college degree. This could be an associate’s, bachelor's, master's, doctorate, or another 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 apply if you have completed a university or college degree from an English-speaking country. We also accept qualifications from a few language institutions.


Take these steps to apply as a full-time international student

STEP 1: Download and fill out the International Student Application Form.

International Student Application

STEP 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)
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 your I-94
  • A copy of your recent I-20 (for transfer students)
STEP 3: Send in your application.

Send your completed application forms via email to:


or send your application by regular mail to:

  • International Program Assistant
    UCSC Silicon Valley Extension
    3175 Bowers Avenue
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
Step 4: 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.

Here is our academic calendar.

Quarter Quarter Start/End Dates If you are IN THE U.S.
Application Due Dates
If you are NOT IN THE U.S.
Application Due Dates
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


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