Apply for a certificate program and to obtain an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status. The I-20 allows you to then apply for an F-1 visa to study full-time in the United States. If studying from your home country, an I-20 and F-1 visa are not required.
Step 1: Declare Certificate Candidacy
On the webpage of your chosen certificate program, choose 'Apply Now' and follow the prompts. If you are new to UCLA Extension, you will need to create a student account to get started.
Complete your student profile and the certificate candidacy application.
The certificate candidacy fee (if applicable) will be added to your cart. This fee must be paid along with the international student fee ($2000 USD) in order for your I-20 to be issued.