UCLA Extension

Admission Requirements

Admission to Pre-Master’s Preparation is based on:

  • Copy of official TOEFL iBT and IELTS score. A TOEFL iBT and IELTS score between 69-90 or 6.0-7.0 is required for Pre-Master’s Preparation. A TOEFL iBT score of 75 or above, or IELTS score of 6.5 or above will satisfy the English proficiency requirement. A TOEFL iBT score of 69-74 or IELTS score of 6.0 may require a Skype interview to determine English proficiency. 

Specialties with higher requirements:

Type of graduate program TOEFL iBT IELTS
Master of Science or Humanities (Language, Literature, Linguistics, History, etc.) 75 or above 6.0 or above
Master of Laws (LL.M.) or Business Administration (M.B.A.) or Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Film and TV 85 or above 7.0
Medical school or a Master’s or PhD in Nursing 85 or above 7.0
  • Unofficial copy in English of your university transcripts, showing all completed coursework and a Grade Point Average (GPA) equivalent to 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale. If you attended more than one university, you must submit all transcripts.

  • Transfers from UCLA Extension American Language Center Academic Intensive English Program (AIEP):
    • Students must complete level AIEP 107 or higher with a grade of A- or higher
    • No TOEFL iBT or IELTS scores required
    • Former AIEP students must have taken level 106 within the past 2 years
    • Unofficial copy in English of your university transcripts

Note: Admission to Pre-Master’s Preparation does not constitute admission to UCLA or to any UCLA degree program. However, degree credit earned through UCLA or UCLA Extension courses may apply toward a university degree. The decision to accept transfer credit depends on individual colleges and universities, not UCLA or UCLA Extension.