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Prepare for Success in U.S. Graduate School Programs!

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The UCLA Extension American Language Center (ALC) has designed the Pre-Master’s Preparation to prepare international students for success in graduate and professional programs.

The Pre-Master’s Preparation is an intensive program and offers the following:

  • Graduate-level academic English skills
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • GMAT and GRE Preparation, TOEFL iBT Preparation and/or IELTS Preparation
  • Assistance selecting and applying to graduate schools
  • Personalized academic advising
  • Strategies for academic success
  • Optional enrollment in UCLA Extension course for academic credit

The Pre-Master’s Preparation is suitable for students who:

  • Plan to apply to graduate programs in the U.S.
  • Have been accepted into a U.S. graduate program

All students must meet specific Pre-Master’s Preparation admission requirements.

 Pre-Master’s Preparation graduates have been accepted to the following schools:

  • George Washington University Law School
  • Hofstra University
  • Hult International Business School
  • Syracuse University
  • UCLA School of Law
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of San Francisco
  • Westminster University

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