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Programs at University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

Program description

Summer University Program

You should take the Summer University Program if you are a high-achieving student who would like to take a full-time or part-time schedule of credit-bearing courses at UC San Diego while studying alongside American university students in the summer. Extension's Summer University Program consists of regular university courses compressed into two five-week periods and both sessions are very rigorous. A schedule of 8 units (usually two classes) is considered full-time study.

Admission requirements

Below, please find the minimum acceptance requirements for the Extension Summer University Program below. We carefully review the background and qualifications of each applicant to ensure that those admitted into the Extension Summer Session program will have a successful experience.

Language Proficiency Requirement:

Prospective students must have one of the following scores to participate in this program:

  • TOEFL internet-based: 83
  • IELTS: 7.0
  • Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Exams: Pass
  • CEFR: (level C1)
  • PTE: 66

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Most current UC San Diego Extension International Programs and Summer University Program Supplemental Application
  • Copy of transcripts in English for the two most recent years of academic studies. Transcripts must clearly indicate excellent academic achievement – top 10% in your school.
  • A one-page statement explaining your reasons for choosing UC San Diego for your study abroad experience.
  • Payment in full
  • Acknowledgement form to authorize the creation of a student account

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Program content

What this program includes:

You may take 4-8 units (usually one or two classes), and choose from most UC San Diego departments, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre and Dance
  • Visual Arts
  • and many more

Tuition fees

  • 2020 Full-time Tuition (8 units): $6,075
  • 2020 Part-time Tuition (4 units): $4,925

About this institute

University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

The University of California San Diego Extension International Programs offers short-term and intensive English language programs, free mover programs, professional certificates, and summer youth programs. Study in sunny Southern California at one of the top universities in the world, and...

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