Frequently Asked Questions about Application for UCEAP
1. Does UCEAP recognize the IELTS?
Yes. IELTS is one of the UCEAP recognized English language tests.
UCEAP only accepts the result of Academic IELTS (7.0) and not the results
of General Training and Vocational versions of test.
2. Where should I send the TOEFL Score Report to?
You should request a TOEFL Score Report to #4795 U CA EDUC. ABROAD
PROG when you take the test.
3. My English language test score and GPA score are not up to the
minimum requirement of my preferred host UC campus. Will I still
be considered for placement at that campus?
You are highly recommended to choose UC campuses according to your
field of study and academic achievement as well as the admission
requirements of particular UC campus i.e. GPA score 3.0. UCEAP will not consider any students who cannot meet the minimum requirement of a campus to enter that campus. E.g. UC Berkeley required TOFEL score to be 250, and they will not consider any applicants who would like to enter UCB with TOEFL score lower than 100 in iBT, not even 99 (IBT:99 = CBT249).
4. How can I prepare the Study Plan
You have to prepare 3 Study Plans, one for each UC campuses choice (max. 3). Please describe as accurately as possible your desired coursework while on the exchange. You are highly recommended to check the Fields of Study Chart and the Impacted Majors Table before choosing the major. Note that the Architecture, Arts (fine and performing), Business and Economics, Communication, Engineering and Computer Science, Film, Legal Studies and Psychology are considered as impacted majors. For students who are planning advance work in Biology, Business/Economics, Engineering (including Computer Science) or Psychology, you have to complete the Major Requirements Checklist Form in order to indicate courses you have taken at CUHK can fulfill the prerequisites listed in the Course Catalog of every campus. You also have to consult the Course Catalog in which includes full listings of courses offered by the academic departments in respective campus. Consult your academic advisors if you have any questions about the course descriptions and course level of your majors.
- Fields of Study & Impacted Majors Table
- Course Catalog (click the desired campus to access the campus resources)
5. I am an undergraduate student, can I choose UC courses numbered
from 100 – 199?
level courses are numbered from 1 – 199 and
are split into two divisions, in which courses numbered 1 – 99
are lower division courses and 100 – 199 are higher division
courses. You may have to meet preliminary requirements for upper
division classes. Check the UC catalogs clearly before choosing the
6. How can I know the placement result?
An early notification and confirmation will be sent to CUHK/OAL
via email. OAL will inform you the progress of your application. You will receive an EAP acceptance letter in April/May for Fall Semester and in October/November for Winter/Spring Semester. The letter
will confirm your host UC campus and your benefits. You have to sign
and return the acceptance letter to confirm your placement
by the deadline.
7. Will I be redirected to other UC campuses?
Yes, you may be redirected to campuses other than your three choices.
You should be prepared to attend any one of the UC campuses at which
your academic field of study is offered.