2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Intensive English Program

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The Intensive English Program is a full-time, pre-academic and bridge program which fosters cross-cultural exchange by providing English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to non-English speaking students in preparation for study at CBU. In particular, ESL takes place in a classroom setting, collaborating with International Student Services (ISS) on co-curricular activities outside of the classroom.

Further information on the Intensive English Program course progression and ESL courses can be located in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.

Admission Requirements

Intensive English Program Admission Requirements

When to Apply:

The Application and completion of the file for admission into the Intensive English Program Pre-MBA Track must be made according to the following deadlines:

  Session Deadline
  Fall Semester July 1
  Spring Semester November 1

Once all admission requirements have been met and the applicant is approved for admission, a letter of acceptance and the form I-20 will be issued.

Application Procedure:

To be considered for admission into the Intensive English Program, students must submit the following*:

  1. Completion of the application for the Intensive English Program
  2. Payment of the $45.00 non-refundable application fee
  3. Proof of graduation from high school or GED
  4. Proof of Financial Support
    International students must submit proof of financial support before an I-20 will be issued. Students must send the following items:
  • A certified bank statement demonstrating sufficient funds for study. Financial support must guarantee and certify funds equal to a minimum of one year of the student’s academic program
  • The Sponsor’s Commitment of Financial Support form, provided by California Baptist University
  • International students must pay semester charges in full within the first week of classes during each semester of enrollment

*Additional requirements for specialized tracks offered through the Intensive English Program could be required, depending on the program. 

Traditional University Program Requirements

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