Computational Language Science Post-Baccalaureate Program



Application Details

Applying to the Post-Baccalaureate Program

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Application Information

Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited university prior to beginning our program. Any undergraduate major is acceptable. There is no minimum GPA requirement for the program, and the GRE is not required; however, the program is competitive, and applicants who are most likely to succeed in a post-graduate program will be selected.

Important Note: The documents that you'll be uploading (e.g., statement of purpose, resume/CV, etc.) are uploaded at the VERY END of the application - so, you'll need to submit your basic information and click through several pages of the application before you get to the page where you can upload your documents.

REQUIRED Application Components for DOMESTIC Applicants
(Note: At this time, the program is not accepting international applicants.)


  1. Completed online application: APPLY NOW
  2. Statement of purpose (to be uploaded with your online application; recommended length 500-750 words). In your statement, please answer the following questions:
    • What kind of related training do you already have (if any)?
    • What are your academic and/or career goals?
    • Why do you want to enroll (what do you hope to gain, what specific skills or area are you most interested in)?
    • If you’re interested in research, who do you want to work with (see faculty directory at
  3. Resume or CV (to be uploaded with your online application)
  4. College academic transcripts from all institutions attended (unofficial transcripts are OK) - you may upload unofficial transcripts with your online application.
  5. Two letters of recommendation (from current or former professors, graduate students, employers, supervisors, managers, and/or program directors who know you well in an academic, volunteer, and/or employment setting). If you graduated from college less than two years ago, we strongly recommend that at least one of your letters be from a professor or graduate student. You should arrange to have your letters of recommendation sent to
  6. Submission of non-refundable $75 application fee (to be submitted with online application).
OPTIONAL Application Components
  1. (Unofficial) GRE Scores (to be uploaded with your online application). If you have taken the GRE, we encourage you to upload an unofficial copy of your GRE scores with your application.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted and reviewed once per year. The deadline to apply for Fall 2024 (which starts in late September 2024) is Monday August 5, 2024 for DOMESTIC students. (All your application materials must be RECEIVED in our office on or before this date). The admissions committee will carefully review each application, and applicants will be notified individually within six weeks of the application deadline.



Program Costs

Total cost: The total cost of the program is approximately $18,728 (for domestic students). The cost includes the following:
  • a program fee of $8,000
  • course fees of $335.25 per unit
    • domestic students: 32 units for $10,728

The program fee is due September 6, and the individual course fees are due before the end of Week 2 of each quarter.

Please note that the cost per unit/course is subject to change each year by the UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education. For example, in August 2022, the cost of a 4-unit course was raised from $1,232 to $1,277, and in August 2023, the cost of a 4-unit course was raised from $1,277 to $1,341.

Costs Per Quarter
  1. First quarter: $8,000 program fee + course fees
  2. Subsequent quarters: course fees
Course fees:
  • Domestic students: At $335.25 per unit, course fees range from $1,341 to $5,364, depending upon how many units students enroll in for that particular quarter (one 4-unit course = $1,341 up to four 4-unit courses = $5,364).

Financial Aid

Because our post-bacc program is a certificate program (and not a degree-granting program), state and federal financial aid is not available for our program. However, private financing/loans is available through preferred UC lenders:

UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education Scholarship

The UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education offers a limited number of scholarships (up to $800) to post-bacc students (and other students enrolled in certificate programs through the Division of Continuing Education). You can read more information about this scholarship here:

529 Savings Plan

If you have a 529 Savings Plan, the post-baccalaureate program is an eligible program for this plan. To use your 529 Savings to pay for your program fee and/or course fees, you would simply need to provide your bank to make a check to the following address: University of California - Irvine, Division of Continuing Education, Attn: Student Affairs & Student Services, 510 E. Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA 92697. The UCI Federal four-digit school code is 001314 - Branch 98. [Brank 00 is the UCI main campus and should not be used). Please ask your bank to include your name, the program name (Post Bacc Comp Lang Sci), and your DCE Student ID# (which you will receive if you join the program).

Deferring Existing Student Loans while in our Program

For those of you interested in deferring your existing student loans while in this post-baccalaureate program, please note that UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education does not automatically report your enrollment to the National Student Clearinghouse. However, to defer your existing student loan payments, you may request a letter from the UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education Records Office to verify your enrollment at the start of the program. If you need a deferment letter for each quarter, UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education can do that as well. The letter explains that UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education does not receive Title IV aid but does provide the start/end dates of registration, the total units and your status (full time, part time, etc.) The lender will review the document and make their decision to defer your loans. If your lender has a form to defer loans, please forward that to UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education as well (they will verify that their letter provides all the information required on the form).


Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for on-campus housing. However, we do have several suggestions of places you can look for housing and/or roommates:

Also, if you join the program, we can help connect you with other post-baccalaureate students who may also be looking for a place to live, in the event that you wish to search for an apartment/house together.




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