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Dates and Eligibility

Program requirements are about helping you find your best match in a new academic setting abroad. As a University of California (UC) program, requirements are carefully set to ensure you can access as many programs as possible. At the same time, eligibility will help you narrow the choices and find a program where you can succeed and thrive. Here’s some basic criteria to start.

Are you…

  • a registered, UC student?
  • in good academic standing?

If you answered yes to both of these questions—good news! You meet the qualifications to apply to UCEAP. If you are unsure about some of these questions, check in with your advisor on campus.

Requirements 

The following are minimum requirements to participate in this program. Some requirements are set by the host country, the host university, or third-party providers. Most requirements must be met at the time you apply. However, you have until departure to meet class level and language requirements. If you have questions, a study abroad advisor on campus can help.   

Class Level
Junior, Senior, Graduate
Minimum GPA
2.85
Prerequisite Courses
None
Eligible Majors
Business Administration / Management, Economics / Business Economics
Language Prerequisite
Minimum of 3 quarters/2 semesters and maximum of 5 quarters/3 semesters university-level Spanish

Which UCEAP Spanish Language Requirements Apply to Me?

Students studying Spanish as a second language are required to complete a minimum of the beginning series and a maximum of 5 quarters/3 semesters of Spanish language courses at the university level, or provide proof of equivalent via AP exam, IB exam, SAT II exam, UC language placement exam, or UC language evaluation.

 

Native/Heritage Spanish speakers with some formal study of Spanish equivalent to 5 quarters/3 semester or less of Spanish language courses at the university level are required to provide proof of equivalent via AP exam, IB exam, SAT II exam, UC language placement exam, or UC language evaluation.

 

Native/Heritage Spanish speakers with no formal study of Spanish who do not plan to take any Spanish courses prior to departure qualify for the ILP+Spring program.​

Language GPA
2.85
Class Level
Junior, Senior, Graduate
Minimum GPA
2.85
Prerequisite Courses
None
Eligible Majors
Business Administration / Management, Economics / Business Economics
Language Prerequisite
Minimum of 6 quarters/4 semesters university-level Spanish

Which UCEAP Spanish Language Requirements Apply to Me?

Students studying Spanish as a second language are required to complete the intermediate series of Spanish language courses at the university level, or provide proof of equivalent via AP exam, IB exam, SAT II exam, UC language placement exam, or UC language evaluation.

 

Native/Heritage Spanish speakers with some formal study of Spanish equivalent the completion of the intermediate series of Spanish language courses at the university level are required to provide proof of completed Spanish course(s) or study, or proof of equivalent via AP exam, IB exam, SAT II exam, or UC language evaluation.

 

Native/Heritage Spanish speakers with no formal study of Spanish are required to complete a minimum of one university level Spanish course for Native/Heritage speakers.

Language GPA
2.85