- Graduated from a secondary school and earned a certificate of completion that enables attendance at a university in your country.
- SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Plus Writing
- TOEFL-Minimum score of 80 or IELTS minimum 6.5
- The University of California requires a personal statement as part of the undergraduate application for admission.
The English major requires 56 units in English, at least 44 of which must be upper-division, distributed in the manner outlined below. In addition, students must complete the Foreign Language requirement.