University of California, Irvine


Online Learning at University of California, Irvine Extension

About UC Irvine Extension

As the continuing education division of the University of California, Irvine, UC Irvine Extension is dedicated to providing a university-level learning experience for adult professionals. We offer over 40 certificate programs and specialized studies, and thousands of courses to local, regional, and global constituencies.

UC Irvine Extension courses are available on-campus in Irvine, online, and on-site through Corporate Training. Several programs lead to industry certifications, as well as transfer credits toward a master's degree at our partner universities.

Student Loans

UC Irvine Extension is an approved training institution for the following private, credit-based student loan programs:

  • Citibank CitiAssist® Student Loan Program
  • Sallie Mae Career Training LoanSM
  • Wells Fargo Education Connection® Loan

Military Benefits

Select programs qualify for veteran's educational benefits. Veterans, veterans' dependents, and others eligible for veterans' educational programs should determine their benefits and obtain authorization from the appropriate veterans' office prior to enrollment at UC Irvine Extension.

Transfer credit

Several certificate programs also carry transfer credit toward a bachelor's or master's degree at our partner universities which include Capella University, Northeastern University, Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Cal Lutheran California Institute of Finance, Florida Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, University of Houston, and University of British Columbia.

Welcoming International Students

The UC Irvine Extension invites international students from around the world to benefit from its accessible online courses and program. Students from Canada, Japan, Korea, Turkey, Taiwan, France, Brazil, and India can enjoy the benefits of the convenience, flexibility, and quality of the programs offered online.

Online Learning

When you enroll in a UC Irvine Extension online course, you join a virtual community of like-minded learners, instructors who personally facilitate each course, and interactive discussions with your classmates.

With UC Irvine Extension's instructor-led online courses, you'll have access to learning anytime, anywhere you have an Internet connection. Log on and learn from your office, home, or any off-site location.

The UC Irvine Extension Difference

  • Quality — take courses that meet University of California academic standards
  • Flexibility — complete your course at your own pace
  • Convenience — 24/7 access from home, work, or any off-site location
  • Excellence — same academic experience as our classroom courses, without the constraints of time or space
  • Results — gain the skills you need to advance your career or make a career change

Student Reviews

In addition to the professor's accessibility, I was amazed by their enthusiasm for their subjects, and the fact that they go out of their way to help students.

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