3+1

3+1 prepares international college students for future graduate study. Students will spend their final year at UCSB to get study abroad experience and to prepare for applying to a US graduate program. Students will take courses alongside UCSB matriculated students, and earn UC units to transfer to their home university bachelor's degree, and possibly future graduate programs.
 

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Why 3+1 at UCSB?

  • Give international undergraduate students the opportunity to take courses at a top-ranked US University as they earn their Bachelor’s degree at their home university
  • Establish eligibility to apply for OPT to work in the US for a year, if students complete 3 quarters      
  • Personalized advising provided to increase chances for admission to US graduate schools
  • Improve international students competence based on academic standards at US graduate schools

There are many options for you...

  • Academic coursework: earn UC undergraduate or graduate academic units from a variety of disciplines to transfer back to your home university.
  • English language coursework: Academic English courses and GRE preparation courses to help you with improving academic language skills and preparing the graduate application process.
  • Professional coursework: Specialize in areas such as Business, Project Management, Marketing, among other subjects. Get more practical skills and increase the chance to get a job after finishing this program.

Admission is year round!

2022 - 2023
Summer 2022: June 16 – September 9
Application Deadline: May 1 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: May 24
Orientation: June 16
Quarter Starts: June 20
Instruction Starts: June 20
Instruction Ends: varies
Quarter Ends: September 9
Fall 2022: September 15 - December 9
Application Deadline: August 1 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: August 26
Orientation: September 15
Quarter Starts: September 19
Instruction Starts: September 22
Instruction Ends: December 2
Quarter Ends: December 9
Winter 2023: January 5 - March 24 
Application Deadline: November 1 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: December 6
Orientation: January 5
Quarter Starts: January 9
Instruction Starts: January 9
Instruction Ends: March 17
Quarter Ends: March 24
Spring 2023: March 29 - June 16
Application Deadline: February 1 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: February 28
Orientation: March 30
Quarter Starts: April 3
Instruction Starts: April 3
Instruction Ends: June 9
Quarter Ends: June 16
2023 - 2024
Summer 2023: June 26 – September 16
Application Deadline: May 10 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: May 24
Orientation: June 22
Quarter Starts: June 26
Instruction Starts: June 26
Instruction Ends: varies
Quarter Ends: September 16
Fall 2023: September 24 - December 15
Application Deadline: August 12 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: August 26
Orientation: September 17
Quarter Starts: September 17
Instruction Starts: September 28
Instruction Ends: December 8
Quarter Ends: December 15
Winter 2024: January 8 - March 22
Application Deadline: November 1 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: December 6
Orientation: December 30
Quarter Starts: January 8
Instruction Starts: January 8
Instruction Ends: March 15
Quarter Ends: March 22
Spring 2024: April 1 - June 14
Application Deadline: February 1 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: February 28
Orientation: March 28
Quarter Starts: April 1
Instruction Starts: April 1
Instruction Ends: June 7
Quarter Ends: June 14
Fees 


Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters
Flat fee per quarter: $8,445

Summer Quarter:
Flat fee per quarter: $6,445
 

Application Materials 


Have these documents ready to upload:
• copy of passport (1st page)
• proof of English proficiency
• official transcript in English (2.8 GPA or above)
• financial statement (tuition plus estimated living expenses)
• payment of application fee ($200)
 

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