|1st (Summer)||2nd (Fall)||3rd (Winter)||4th (Spring)|
|4-Week ESL/English for Engineers Course||American Academic Culture Course (AACC)||Undergraduate Engineering and Related Courses||Undergraduate/Graduate Engineering and Related Courses|
|GRE Preparation Course||Undergraduate Engineering and Related Courses||Graduate Preparation Seminar (GPS)|
|(~90 hours)||(Minimum 12 Units)||(Minimum 12 Units)||(Minimum 12 Units)|
English Placement Test
All 3+2 students must take an English placement test when they arrive at UCI. Their placement results in combination with their TOEFL score will determine their course load for the first quarter. In order to advance in the 3+2 program, students must meet all of the following criteria:
- Achieve a B or higher in all ESL classes.
- Achieve a B or higher in all UCI Extension and undergraduate courses.
- Demonstrate acceptable behavior and academic performance
Any 3+2 students who do not meet the requirements above will be recommended to take additional quarters of ESL until all the requirements are met.
Full Time Student Status Compliance
In compliance with both the UC and U.S. immigration requirements, the following criteria must be met:
- Must be enrolled in minimum of 12 units per quarter.
- At least 9 out of 12 units need to be classroom units. No more than 3 units or one course per quarter may be taken in the online format.
- All international students in the 3+2 Program must maintain a full-time student status (12 units per quarter) at all times during the academic quarter.
Students must maintain a 3.0 (B average) in all ESL, Extension, and UCI undergraduate coursework and must not receive any grade lower than a C-. Students may be dismissed if they fail to maintain the 3+2 academic standards.
- Students will be placed on academic probation in the following quarter if they receive an unsatisfactory grade (C- or below, NP, or I) from any class, including ESL, Extension, and UCI undergraduate.
- Students may be subject to academic dismissal if they receive an unsatisfactory grade (C- or blow, NP, or I) from any class two quarters in a row. The courses do not have to be the same ones.
- Students will be placed on attendance probation in the following quarter if they miss more than 25 hours from all classes in the current quarter. Moreover, if students are placed on attendance probation, they will only be allowed absences up to 20 hours from all classes in the following quarter.
- Students may be subject to attendance dismissal if they are absent for more than 20% of all class hours, including ESL, Extension, and UCI undergraduate, or if they miss a total of over 40 class hours (whichever comes first) in a given quarter.
The academic advisor will monitor each student’s academic and personal progress and report the performance to his/her own home campus or other appropriate designee and/or his/her own parents/guardians/sponsors.
This program will equip you with an array of social and academic experiences that will help you develop technical knowledge and skills to further magnify your program experience. You will be given the chance to participate in the following:
Workshops UC Irvine faculty will host various workshops tailored towards helping students search for future careers, apply to graduate schools, and improve their presentation and writing skills.
Mentoring Students will be able to meet with their faculty advisers to discuss their growth in the program. Students will receive guidance from graduate students and faculty geared towards improving their communication skills and providing input towards their academic endeavors, such as graduate school and career opportunities. Students will be able to discuss their program experience via meeting with program directors.
Tours Campus and research facility tours will be provided to students.
Research Projects Students will have the opportunity to participate in research projects in their respective research facilities, under the supervision of faculty and graduate student mentors. Each student will be assigned responsibilities and research positions so that they may obtain firsthand experience of their research.
Social Activities Various social activities will be arranged by the School of Engineering and by Summer Session. You will have the chance to experience and explore world famous theme parks (Disneyland, Universal Studio, etc.), American style BBQ, beautiful Southern California beaches, etc.
Local Area Attractions UCI is located in the heart of Orange County and provides access to many famous high-tech companies and popular attractions in southern California.