All international students requesting the Form I-20 from UCLA Summer Sessions are required to submit proof of English language proficiency.
UCLA accepts the following:
|TOEFL||- minimum score of 79 (iBT) or 550 (PBT)|
|IELTS||- minimum score of 6.5|
|iTEP||- minimum score of 5
|CAE/CPE||- Level C1 A, B, and C|
English proficiency documents are valid for two (2) years from the date of issuance.
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 for consideration of granting an exception.
English Language Courses
International students who want to improve their English skills during the summer are invited to enroll in English Language Courses.
While intermediate language proficiency is required, there is no minimum score requirement.
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.
These courses are open to all levels of English proficiency:
COMM 1A: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers
COMM 1B: Learning American English and Culture from Movies
The ESL program helps students to enhance their academic and professional skills to improve job performance and prepare for university work. Student must have intermediate to advanced English language proficiency to enroll in these courses. All students will be required to take a placement examination on the first day of classes.
ESL 20: Conversation and Fluency
ESL 21: Pronunciation
ESL 22: Public Speaking
ESL 23: American Culture through Film
ESL 24: Preparation for American University
ESL 25: Academic Reading and Writing
ESL 26: Business Communication: Speaking
ESL 27: Business Communication: Writing
ESL 97A: Variable Topics in ESL
ESL 105: Advanced Grammar and Style