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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. They will also have the opportunity to apply for graduate programs at UCSB.

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!

2020 - 2021
Summer 2020: June 19 - September 12
Application Deadline: May 19 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: May 19
Orientation: June 19
Quarter Starts: June 19
Instruction Starts: June 22
Instruction Ends: varies
Quarter Ends: September 12
Fall 2020: September 21 - December 18
Application Deadline: August 21 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: August 21
Orientation: September 21
Quarter Starts: September 21
Instruction Starts: October 1
Instruction Ends: December 11
Quarter Ends: December 18
Winter 2021: January 4 - March 20
Application Deadline: December 4 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: December 4
Orientation: December 17 (online; Jan 1 holiday)
Quarter Starts: January 4
Instruction Starts: January 4
Instruction Ends: March 12
Quarter Ends: March 19
Spring 2021: March 26 - June 11
Application Deadline: February 26 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: February 26
Orientation: March 26
Quarter Starts: March 26
Instruction Starts: March 29
Instruction Ends: June 4
Quarter Ends: June 11
2021 - 2022
Summer 2021: June 20 – September 9
Application Deadline: May 10 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: May 24
Orientation: June 18
Quarter Starts: June 20
Instruction Starts: June 20
Instruction Ends: varies
Quarter Ends: September 9
Fall 2021: September 19 - December 10
Application Deadline: August 12 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: August 26
Orientation: September 16
Quarter Starts: September 19
Instruction Starts: September 23
Instruction Ends: December 3
Quarter Ends: December 10
Winter 2022: Janurary 3 - March 18 
Application Deadline: November 22 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: December 6
Orientation: December 30
Quarter Starts: January 3
Instruction Starts: January 3
Instruction Ends: March 11
Quarter Ends: March 18
Spring 2022: March 28 - June 10
Application Deadline: February 14 (late applications may be considered)
Payment Deadline: February 28
Orientation: March 24
Quarter Starts: March 28
Instruction Starts: March 28
Instruction Ends: June 3
Quarter Ends: June 10
Fees 

Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters
Flat fee per quarter: $11,400

Summer Quarter:
Flat fee per quarter: $9,400

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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