University Of California, Irvine Launches New Preparatory Programs For Indian Students

Mumbai, Maharshtra India (PressExposure) November 03, 2011 -- University of California, Irvine, ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the 11th best public university and in the top 50 of all 4,200+ colleges and universities in the United States, has described an option for Indian high school graduates to be admitted to UC Irvine and successfully complete their undergraduate studies within the regular 4-year undergraduate study period. This option is called International Undergraduate Preparation Program (IUPP) which is a rigorous educational curriculum that prepares qualified students for undergraduate admission and academic success at UC Irvine.

"UC Irvine welcomes students from all over the world to experience first-hand what higher education in the United States can provide," said Angelika P. Volkman, Director of International Programs at the University of California, Irvine. "Our international students in our undergraduate preparation program enjoyed a Fall 2011 admissions success rate of 98 percent," she said addressing media persons on her recent visit in New Delhi.

Elaborating on the IUPP, Volkman said, they are excited to launch two new tracks perfect for Indian students: an Engineering track and a Biological Sciences track. Each track has a special curriculum of essential freshman courses that is designed and overseen by the respective school of Engineering or Biological Sciences. In fact, the schools are providing mentored study sessions to help IUPP participants in these two tracks succeed in their Engineering or Bio Science classes, she added.

Volkman further explained, "Students who participate in UC Irvine's IUPP are supported by an effective infrastructure that guides students prior to their arrival in Irvine and all the way after their official matriculation as undergraduates at UC Irvine. This is achieved with the close involvement of a dedicated advisor to whom each IUPP student is assigned. Students are enrolled in three quarter's worth of freshmen courses alongside matriculated students, the credits from which can be applied to UC Irvine or other university undergraduate studies. This means that Indian students still graduate within 4 years' time". Volkman will participate in the upcoming United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) and Institute of International Education (IIE) higher education fair in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 5, 2011 and is looking forward to sharing details of IUPP with interested students and their families.

In addition to these benefits, participants prepare to score higher on their SATs as well as have an opportunity to take American and academic culture courses to better assimilate with the local culture.

The University is one of the most popular UCs because UC Irvine offers top-quality education with an astounding reputation in one of the nation's most desired places to live - coastal Southern California. Because of all these reasons, undergraduate admission is extremely competitive, especially for international applicants who come from different education systems and different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

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