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Pathway Programs

The University of California, Davis, Division of Continuing and Professional Education’s International programs offers the following two options for international students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the United States.

U.S. University Conditional Admissions Program (USUCAP)

This comprehensive academic prep program is designed for international high-school seniors and graduates who are seeking freshman admission into a quality, four-year U.S. university. UC Davis has partnered with three highly regarded universities where international students who successfully complete this pathway will smoothly transition to their bachelor’s degree program.

Program Highlights

  • Intensive English-language training
  • Comprehensive support services with one-on-one academic counseling from a qualified, dedicated academic advisor
  • Focused curricula to help students excel in their respective undergraduate studies
  • Special events and activities with international and UC Davis students
  • Highly trained UC Davis undergraduate student conversation partners
  • SAT or ACT not required
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores not required
  • Safe, diverse and friendly college town

  • High school diploma (minimum GPA of 3.0)
  • Successful completion of IEP 800 level (minimum 3.0 average with a “B” or better in writing) on the UC Davis campus is required before admittance to partner universities

Participating students will:

  • Gain confidence in English-language speaking and listening skills
  • Improve English test scores
  • Develop essential study skills
  • Learn about American education and culture
  • Receive guaranteed admission to one of our partner universities

 


 

Destination Davis Program

Destination Davis is an intensive, two-and-a-half-year pathway program designed for international students who wish to improve their academic and/or language skills before transferring to the University of California. Students enter through a unique preparatory academic training program, complete a series of courses at our partner colleges and, upon successful completion of program requirements, transfer to the University of California, Davis, or another UC campus.

Program Highlights

  • Intensive English-language training program
  • One-on-one academic counseling from a qualified academic advisor
  • Customized workshops focused on university strategies for academic excellence
  • SAT or statement of purpose not required
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores not required
  • Easy and convenient admissions process
  • Safe, diverse and friendly college town
  • Enrichment activities to enhance students’ leadership and life skills

  • High school diploma or at least 18 years of age
  • Successful completion of IEP level 600 (minimum 3.0 average with a “B” or better in writing) on the UC Davis campus
  • Complete four to five semesters at a partner college (minimum GPA of 3.4)

Participating students will:

  • Live and study in beautiful Northern California
  • Gain confidence in English-language speaking and listening skills
  • Transfer to a UC as a 3rd-year student
  • Take advantage of a more affordable way to complete your bachelor’s degree

For More Information

Contact Nari Fujita at nfujita@ucdavis.edu.

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For More Information

Contact Nari Fujita at nfujita@ucdavis.edu.