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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
  • (optional) Resume
  • (optional) Personal Statement

International Student Application

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)

Send your completed application forms

via email to:

or by regular mail to:

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

  1. 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


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