Admissions

Thinking of applying? Here are the steps to take.

Step 1: Decide on the right campus to fit your needs

Each UBridge campus has its own unique strengths and differentiating factors. Students like you make their decision based on location/weather, campus/class size, guaranteed transfer universities, and other factors. With thousands of majors to choose from, you can feel confident that all campuses have your interests covered. We invite you to explore UBridge’s different host campuses to see if you can narrow down your preferred host campus.

 

Still unsure which campus is the best fit for you? Contact us to arrange a conversation with one of our expert advisors!

Step 2: Can I be admitted to my top choice UBridge host campus?

The UBridge program has flexible entry requirements that should fit most students’ needs. Please take a look at the required age, high school completion, and English language test scores accepted for your preferred campuses.

English High School SAT Essay Age
UBridge@College of San Mateo TOEFL 56 / IELTS 5.5 / Duolingo 85 Good high school grades Not required Not required 16+
UBridge@College of Marin TOEFL 61 / IELTS 6.0 / Duolingo 90 Good high school grades Not required Not required 17+
UBridge@PVCC TOEFL 61 / IELTS 6.0 Completed high school with good grades Not required Not required 17+
UBRIDGE@Santa Monica College TOEFL 45 / IELTS 5.0 / Duolingo 75 Good high school grades Not required required 16+
UBRIDGE@Irvine Valley College TOEFL 52 / IELTS 4.5 / Duolingo 80 High school diploma with good grades Not required Not required 17+
UBRIDGE ONLINE Not required High school diploma or 18+ years old Not required Not required 18+ /HSG

Step 3: Can I afford the UBridge program?

What is the cost of studying in the USA for international students? You should prepare to spend in excess of $50,000 per year during the UBridge program. This includes 36 credits per year and taking year-round classes. It also includes 12 months of housing, events, activities, transportation and apartment expenses. Health insurance, books and food are not included. Because UBridge specializes in helping students through the transfer process in two years, many students save time and money by not having to attend courses for 3 or more years by going direct to college.

 

Another option for students looking to save on the housing side of things is UBridge Online. We have helped students with acceptances and ultimate transfer into amazing top universities such as UCLA, Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine and UC Davis. UBridge Online gives you the same high-quality education and support, but you save on the cost of housing, health insurance and food in the US. You can complete your two years of study at home.

 

The below chart shows a detailed breakdown of tuition and housing fees by campus.

Fall 2022 Intake
 Fall 2022 Intake Program Fees Housing Fees Total Fees Additional Fees
UBridge@College of San Mateo $33,750 $22,750 $56.500 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBridge@College of Marin $33,750 $22,750 $56.500 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBridge@PVCC $32,550 $22,750 $55,300 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBRIDGE@Santa Monica College $33,750 $24,375 $58,125 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBRIDGE@Irvine Valley College $33,750 $18,840 $52,590 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBRIDGE ONLINE Initial Six Credits: $8,870
Extra Credit Hour: $895
N/A
Spring 2023 Intake
Spring 2023 Intake Program Fees Housing Fees Total Fees Additional Fees
UBridge@College of San Mateo $29,500 $18,750 $48,250 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBridge@College of Marin $31,200 $18,750 $49,950 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBridge@PVCC N/A N/A N/A Medical insurance and accommodations
UBRIDGE@Santa Monica College $28,650 $18,875 $47,525 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBRIDGE@Irvine Valley College $29,500 $15,640 $45,140 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBRIDGE ONLINE Initial Six Credits: $8,870
Extra Credit Hour: $895
N/A

Step 4: When should I start the program?

UBridge has multiple intake periods so you can find the right time to get started. Fall term is the most popular intake period, but many of our students decide to start their studies a little early to get a head start in the summer. You can also start your academic journey in the spring, when the price is lower, as you will be taking fewer credits. Our staff is happy to talk you through the options, just send us a message for more info.

 

Our intake schedule can be viewed below.

UBridge@CSM UBridge@COM UBridge@PVCC UBRIDGE@SMC UBRIDGE@IVC
Fall 2022 August 17th –
December 17th
August 22nd –
December 17th
August 22nd –
December 22nd
August 29th –
December 20th
August 22nd –
December 20th
Spring 2023 January 17th –
May 26th
January 21st –
May 26th
January 9th –
May 14th
February 13th –
June 13th
January 17th –
May 24th
Summer 2023 June 12th –
August 5th
June 19th –
July 27th
May 23rd –
August 7th
June 19th –
August 11st
May 30th –
August 13th

 

*Please contact UB Admissions or your UB representative for more details.

New students may only begin during fall or spring term (except UB@SMC students may also start in Winter and Summer). All dates are subject to change.

Final Step: Apply

Once you have made your campus and intake decisions, you can submit your application through the online form.

 

You will see a confirmation screen after applying so you know we received your app. Because we know you are eager to come to start your studies, we aim to make an admission decision in less than one week.

If you have questions along the way, feel free to contact us. Our global admissions staff is always here to help!

 Fall 2022 Intake Program Fees Housing Fees Total Fees Additional Fees
UBridge@College of San Mateo $33,750 $22,750 $56.500 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBridge@College of Marin $33,750 $22,750 $56.500 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBridge@PVCC $32,550 $22,750 $55,300 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBRIDGE@Santa Monica College $33,750 $24,375 $58,125 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBRIDGE@Irvine Valley College $33,750 $18,840 $52,590 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBRIDGE ONLINE Initial Six Credits: $8,870
Extra Credit Hour: $895
N/A
Spring 2023 Intake Program Fees Housing Fees Total Fees Additional Fees
UBridge@College of San Mateo $29,500 $18,750 $48,250 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBridge@College of Marin $31,200 $18,750 $49,950 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBridge@PVCC N/A N/A N/A Medical insurance and accommodations
UBRIDGE@Santa Monica College $28,650 $18,875 $47,525 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBRIDGE@Irvine Valley College $29,500 $15,640 $45,140 Medical insurance and accommodations
UBRIDGE ONLINE Initial Six Credits: $8,870
Extra Credit Hour: $895
N/A