How to Apply
Fill out the 2013 International Programs Application Form, print it out, and fax it to us or mail it to us at:
University of California, San Diego
Extension International Programs
9600 N. Torrey Pines Road, Bldg. E
La Jolla, CA 92037-1100
If you are interested in 2013 Summer Session I and II, applicants must also submit the 2013 Summer Session Supplemental Application along with the 2013 International Programs Application Form, the language proficiency verification, and the payment in full. The 2013 Summer Session Supplemental Application will be available in January 18, 2013.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for a copy of our brochure and application form to be sent to you.
Application Fees and the ISS Program Change Fee
Application fees are not transferable to different programs. A change in program or in start-date for a program incurs a $150 program change fee, no matter what the reason for the change is. Payment of an application fee does not guarantee admission or conditional admission to any program. All program acceptances depend on the availability of space in the program, the applicant's qualifications for admission to the program, and the available time for processing the application and issuing acceptance materials in time for the student to make arrangements to come to UC San Diego. For more information about application fees please contact email@example.com.
Late Registration Fee
Effective immediately, if a CONTINUING student does not complete registration by the last day of the announced continuing-student registration period for the program that s/he wants to continue in, we will charge the student the $200 USD Late Registration Fee. All continuing students must register in person for the next program, whether or not they have already completed some of the registration requirements for the next program. Showing up in person for registration so that we can confirm immigration status and local address, as well as all other registration requirements, is mandatory for continuing students. Failure to show up in person during the assigned continuing-student registration time or failure to provide all of the required items for registration by the last day of the assigned continuing-student registration period will result in the assessment of the $200 USD Late Registration Fee. We announce the continuing-student registration periods for all programs to all students by email far in advance of the registration period so that students can prepare for it in good time.
Effective June 3, 2013, if a NEW student arrives on time and is not able to complete registration by the end of the first day of the program OR if a NEW student arrives late, we will charge the student the $200 USD Late Registration Fee.
Minimum Age Requirement
You must be at least 18 years old to enroll in our programs. Seventeen-year-old students may be admitted when accompanied by an adult guardian and the parents submit a letter attesting to the student's maturity. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This age requirement does not apply to the Academic Connections International Youth Program. Effective January 1, 2013, students who apply to the Business Essentials program, must be 21 years old.
When to Apply
For the Business Certificate programs, you must apply 5 months before the published program start-date. Please see the dates and prices page for the TEFL programs and UPS program application deadlines. There are no deadlines for our other programs. However, it is best to apply 12-16 weeks before the program start-date to allow enough time for us to process your application and for you to make your visa and travel arrangements.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Certificates with the UC San Diego university seal are awarded upon successful completion of your program. Excellent attendance is an important part of certificate eligibility in all programs. If a proof of English proficiency or any other required application document is submitted later than the TEFL application deadline, a $100 USD late-submission fee will be required if we are able to accommodate a late application review and if there is space in the program.
Total fees and tuition must be received in our office 30 days prior to the published program start-date. Summer Session payments are due at time of application. Accepted methods of payment: Credit card (VISA/Master Card/AMEX/JCB/Discover and Diner's Club), traveler's checks (in person only - do not mail traveler's checks), personal check (only drawn on U.S. bank), money order or cashier's check (drawn in U.S. currency on a U.S. bank), bank wire, or cash (in person only - do not mail cash). We cannot accept Euro checks or electronic transfers (ACH).
It takes 10-15 days for money sent by bank wire to be posted to a student's account, and payments made by credit card are sometimes delayed because of credit card limits. Due to these delays, we strongly recommend that students or their agents complete payment of all tuition and fees at least 45 days before their published program start-date to ensure timely receipt and recording of payment and to avoid delays in allowing the student to begin his or her program.
NOTE: If sending a bank wire, please remember to immediately send all bank wire information to email@example.com so that we can identify payment at the campus bank wire office and credit the student's account before the program begins. There is a non-refundable fee of $25 USD for each bank wire payment.
Medical Insurance (required)
Medical Insurance is MANDATORY for all students. The insurance must be in English and include the dates of coverage (start date and end date) for the entire period of your program. Insurance paid in monthly installments will not be accepted. The Medical Verification Form on page A2 of the 2013 International Programs Application Formmust be filled out by the student's insurance company and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 30 days before the start of the program.
If you do not have adequate proof of insurance, then you must purchase UC San Diego medical insurance. Otherwise, you will not be permitted to start your program of study.
Effective January 2013 the cost for UC San Diego Medical Insurance will be:
Programs shorter than 4 weeks: $45 per week
4-week programs: $180
5-week Summer Session: $225
10-week programs University & Professional Studies Programs: $540
Certificate Programs - 1 quarter: $630
Certificate Programs - 2 quarters: $1,170
Certificate Programs - 3 quarters: $1,800
The UC San Diego Extension medical insurance policy for international students covers hospitalization, with some exceptions, and many other medical expenses, but not dental or eye care. Medical insurance is non-refundable. Please see the following table for the required minimum coverage to attend a program at UC San Diego Extension International Programs.
UC San Diego Required Minimum Coverage
|1. $250,000 USD per illness or injury|
|2. $25,000 USD for medical evacuation|
|3. $10,000 USD for repatriation of remains|
|4. A deductible not to exceed $75 USD per illness or injury|
|5. 100% coverage of all medical care and prescribed medicines after the deductible|
For information on this requirement, contact our staff at email@example.com.
TB Assessment Form
UC San Diego Extension International Programs will send the TB Assessment Form, required by UC San Diego campus, to the student with their acceptance materials. Each student must get the TB Assessment Form completed by a healthcare provider who can read and complete the form in English. The participant must send the completed TB Assessment Form to UC San Diego Extension International Programs by fax, +1-858-534-5703, as explained on the form 30 days prior to their program start date. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.