How to Apply

I-20 Application Requirements:

To receive an acceptance letter to study at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Have completed post-secondary education or have 2 or more years of verifiable industry experience.
  • Proficiency in English* (80 TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS, 50 Duolingo, 3.7 iTEP, 760 TOEIC or equivalent and accepted qualifications).

In addition, you must provide 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
  • (optional) Resume
  • (optional) Personal Statement

Already in the U.S. or planning to transfer from another U.S. institution? Also, provide the following:

  • Copy of visa
  • Copy of I-94
  • Copy of recent I-20 (transfer students)

*English Waiver may also apply if you have at least 2 years of recent study or completed a degree at university or college from an English speaking country.  We also accept qualifications from a few language institutions.

Please inquire at

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Proceed to our application by clicking the button below.

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