International Pre-Orientation (IPO) -- optional
The International Pre-Orientation is an optional 3-week program designed for entering international students who are not native speakers of English. The goal of the program is to prepare students linguistically and culturally for all aspects of the UCLA Anderson MBA program.
IPO will be held at UCLA Anderson from Monday, August 5 through Thursday, August 22. The cost is $1,500 plus $404 for summer registration. IPO registrants will get a visa form I-20 allowing entry into the USA in July. Please note that registrations that are cancelled after June cannot be refunded, and cancellations will also receive a standard student visa allowing U.S. entry after mid-August.
To view the schedule and register online, visit the IPO Website.
International Student Orientation Day (ISOD) -- mandatory
All international students on a student visa are required to attend the International Student Orientation Day (ISOD) prior to Orientation and the Leadership Foundations course. ISOD provides a review of valuable information specific to international students at UCLA Anderson. Students will have an opportunity to engage with faculty, administrators, and second-year students providing a special welcome to UCLA Anderson.
Mandatory ISOD will be held on Friday, September 6, from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Online Orientation Program - Mandatory For All Visa Holders
iSTART@UCLA is an international students transition program that must be completed by all UCLA Anderson students on a student visa (F-1 or J-1); the $59 fee for the program will be automatically billed to your bar account. Materials will be available on the iSTART@UCLA website beginning July 1st.
English as a Second Language Placement Examination (ESLPE)
Most non-native speakers of English will be required to take the UCLA English as a Second Language Placement Examination (ESLPE), regardless of your score on TOEFL or IELTS tests. The ESLPE is a written diagnostic examination. Depending on the results of the ESLPE, you may be required to complete ESL courses in your first year of study. Please note, we will hold a special exam session that does not conflict with the MBA Orientation schedule at UCLA Anderson. Do NOT register for an ESLPE. The date for the ESLPE that will be administered for UCLA Anderson students will be announced this summer.