Proof of English Proficiency
We require one of the following to prove your English proficiency:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 550 paper-based test; 213 for the computer-based test; 79 for the internet-based test
IELTS minimum score of 6.5
iTEP minimum score of 5
CAE/CPE - Level C1 Grades A, B, and C
Proof of English proficiency will not be required at the time of registration and enrollment. You will be asked to upload your proof of proficiency as a part of the I-20 Request. The deadline to submit English proficiency proof is May 1 for Session A and June 1 for Session C. Keep in mind that your I-20 will not be processed until all supplemental documents are uploaded. We recommend that you submit all documents as early as possible to avoid delays in visa processing.
NOTE: TOEFL scores are not automatically transmitted to UCLA Summer Sessions from ETS. All English proficiency documents must be uploaded to the I-20 Portal and will not be accepted via e-mail, fax or mail.
Citizens from any of the following countries are exempt from providing proof of English proficiency:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
If you are an International Baccalaureates or currently enrolled in an academic institution where the primary language of instruction is English, you may submit an official transcript or verification of enrollment from your school.
If you are enrolling in English Language Courses, you are not required to provide exam scores. You should instead upload a word or .pdf document stating that you are enrolling only in those courses/programs.
English Language Courses
International students who want to improve their English skills during the summer are invited to enroll in English Language Courses.
There is no English proficiency requirement for these courses.
There is no TOEFL requirement for enrollment in ESL courses, however the Summer ESL Program at UCLA expects students to have, at a minimum, intermediate English language proficiency. The program defines "intermediate" as having had two years of solid foundational English coursework, whereby students understand conversational and academic English beyond basic structures and vocabulary, read intermediate level texts, and are able to write cohesive paragraphs and essays. The ESL Program does not, unfortunately, accommodate beginners. All students will be required to take a placement examination on the first day of classes.