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!

2021 - 2022
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: January 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
2022 - 2023
Fall 2022: September 19 - December 9
Application Deadline: August 12 (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 9 - March 18 
Quarter Starts: January 9
Instruction Starts: January 9
Instruction Ends: March 17
Quarter Ends: March 24
Spring 2023: April 3 - June 16
Quarter Starts: April 3
Instruction Starts: April 3
Instruction Ends: June 9
Quarter Ends: June 16
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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