ASAP General Track

Our Academic Study Abroad Program (ASAP) is specifically designed for eligible international university-level students to enhance their educational experience by studying in ASAP for 1, 2, or 3 quarters. While in ASAP, students have the opportunity to enroll full-time alongside matriculated UCI students in credit-bearing UCI courses and UCI Continuing Education courses.

ASAP does not offer any course accommodations or application assistance related to students' admission to their future degree programs.

Who Should Enroll

For students who have demonstrated their English proficiency by meeting our requirements for this track

Program Cost

  • 3-month tuition: $8,200 USD
  • 6-month tuition: $16,400 USD
  • 9-month tuition: $24,600 USD

Approximate total cost (excluding airfare):

  • 6-month: $29,600 USD
  • 9-month: $44,000 USD

Please refer to Tuition & Fees for more information.

Program Benefits

  • Study at a Top 10 U.S. public university in the safest city in the U.S., as ranked by the FBI every year since 2005
  • Learn from renowned UCI professors and accomplished professionals
  • Access to abundant academic and campus resources at a leading research university
  • Receive academic support and individualized advising
  • Build your network through meaningful interactions with international and U.S. students, and UCI faculty and staff
  • Choose the length of your program and have the flexibility to extend
  • Earn transferrable course credit*
  • Gain valuable knowledge and tips about adapting to life at UCI
  • Participate in social events and excursions with other international and American students
  • Qualify for Internship Experience, an optional study plan to gain practical experience in a variety of businesses and industries
*Final credit transfer is determined by the student's current or future institution

Eligibility and Requirements

To be accepted in the ASAP program, you, as the applicant, must provide the following documents:

  1. The completed ASAP application with a non-refundable $200 application fee.
  2. Copies of your official academic transcripts showing completion of at least one full year of university coursework prior to starting ASAP to meet the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 out of 4.0 scale (or 80% total cumulative average grade).
  3. Copy of your current passport page that shows your photo.
  4. Copies of English proficiency proof that meet any of the following minimum test scores:

Acceptable Test

Minimum Score




C1, C2





Computer-based TOEFL





High intermediate

GRE (Verbal score)




Internet-based TOEFL



Level 5

Paper-based TOEFL







  1. TOEFL iBT MyBest Scores and Special Home Edition and IELTS Indicator will be accepted as long as all exams were taken within the past two years.
  2. To send an official TOEFL or IELTS test score, please select the institution code B166.

English Requirement Exemption:

  1. You have attended a high school for at least 3 years where English is the main language of instruction; or
  2. You have attended a higher education degree program for at least 3 years where English is the main language of instruction and the country.

UCI DCE reserves the right to deny acceptance to ASAP. Applicants who are not accepted into ASAP by UCI DCE will be notified in writing.

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Approximate Cost $8,200 - $24,600*
Format UCI Campus
Duration 3, 6, or 9 months

*Program Tuition

See Program Cost section for more information on tuition and total costs.

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