Apply


  1. Fill in Online or PDF.
  2. Submit:
    1. Passport copy
    2. Bank or financial statement
    3. Proof of English language proficiency
    4. $120 application fee

Students who apply online can pay application fee using PayPal within their online application.

Students using PDF can pay using Flywire, check or money order payable to CSUSB, or call (909) 537-5978 to pay over the phone using a credit card.

All students must submit their application materials to iep@csusb.edu or mail to the following address:

International Extension Programs
College of Extended Learning
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway, Room SH-134
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2393 U.S.A.

Applications are processed immediately after materials and fees are received. Acceptance letter and I-20 for visa to the United States are issued within 3 business days.

After you are admitted

Please following these steps to receive your acceptance letter and/or I-20 from CSUSB.

Important Dates

Important Dates Fall
2017
Winter
2018
Spring
2018
Summer
2018
Program Dates Sept. 26 -
Dec. 1
Jan. 9 -
March. 16
Apr. 3 -
Jun. 8
Jun. 26 -
Aug. 30
Enrollment Jul. 5 -
Aug. 3
Oct. 30 -
Dec. 1
Feb. 12 -
Mar. 2
Apr. 30 -
May. 25
Late Enrollment ($100) Aug. 4 -
Aug. 31
Dec. 2 -
Dec. 31
Mar. 3 -
Mar. 16
May 26 -
Jun. 8
Late Enrollment for New Students ($250) Sept. 1 -
Sept. 28
Jan. 1 -
Jan. 11
Mar. 17 -
Apr. 5
Jun. 9 -
Jun. 27
Late Enrollment for Returning students ($250) Sept. 1 -
Sept. 22
Jan. 1 -
Jan. 5
Mar. 17 -
Mar. 29
Jun. 9 -
Jun. 21
Student Orientation Sept. 19
& Sept. 20
Jan. 2
& Jan. 3
Mar. 27
& Mar. 28
Jun. 19
& Jun. 20
Dormitory Move-In Sept. 17 Jan. 7 Apr. 1 Jun. 17

Download the Schedule of Events for Spring 2017.

Fees and Payment for 2016-2017 (Required 12 credits)

Session/Quarter Dates Fees *
Fall 2016 September 22–December 10 $3,400
Winter 2017 January 9–March 25 $3,400
Spring 2017 April 3–June 17 $3,400
Summer 2017 June 21–September 6 $3,400
Summer 6W1 June 21-August 1 $2,700
Summer 6W2 August 2-September 8 $2,700

Petition to Add required for all sessions after the census date; a $25 petition fee and a $25 late fee will be applied.

Additional fees may be charged for courses that offer laboratory work or individual tutorial instruction.

Additional Fees (10-Week Programs)

The following costs may be incurred, depending on the student's choice of housing options and airport pick-up services. Book costs will vary depending on the level of study. The table below is an estimate for a one-quarter, 10-week program.

PLEASE NOTE: Subscribing to health insurance through our university program is mandatory, even if you carry your own insurance.

Additional/Optional Fees by Academic Year

Fees * Academic Year 2016 - 2017
Application Fee (non-refundable, one-time only)1 1 $120
Health Insurance112 2 (per term) ±$330
University Student Fees114 2 (per term) ±$401.50
Homestay Placement Fee (one-time) $120
Homestay Housing Fees (per month) $780
Airport Pick-up Service (one-time)
Los Angeles Airport
Ontario Airport

$95
$50
Books124 2 (per term) ±$250
Late Registration Fee122 $100/$250
Late Placement Testing Fee $75

1 Required fees. Late registration fee is contingent upon registration date.

2 Health Insurance, University Student Fees, and cost of books are subject to change. Students should plan expenses for travel, entertainment and emergencies.

Important Fee Information: The College of Extended Learning makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased to meet the operating costs of delivering these courses and programs. Therefore, the College of Extended Learning reserves the right to increase or modify fees, without notice. All College of Extended Learning fees are subject to change.

Student Eligibility

This program is open on a space-available basis to international students with sufficient English language proficiency. You can submit any of the following minimum test scores as a proof of your language skills. Your test scores should be achieved within two years of the date of application to CSUSB.

Required Scores

Test Undergraduate Graduate
TOEFL Internet Based (iBT) 61 79
TOEFL Paper Based (PBT) 500 550
IELTS 5.5 6.0
DAAD All from Level A or all from Level B, or a combination of Level A and B only N/A
CET-4 425 N/A
TOEIC 700 N/A
EIKEN Pre-1 N/A
CSUSB ELP 1 Level 5 Level 6
Other Have completed 60 semester units, with English composition with a "C" or better N/A
Have attended schools where English is the principal language of instruction for at least 3 years of full-time enrollment N/A

1 Students who study and pass the CSUSB English Language Program are not required to submit other English language proficiency test scores to be accepted in Study Abroad in the USA Program.

Course Information

Requirements

  • To register for a class, students must have taken the required prerequisites. To view these prerequisites and class descriptions visit the CSUSB Catalog.
  • Students are required to participate fully and meet all class requirements and prerequisites, which may include standard examinations.

Grades

  • Grades become a part of the student's official university academic transcript
  • A maximum of 36 units can be applied toward a bachelor's degree and 13 units toward a master's degree at CSUSB (subject to approval by the applicable academic department).

Restricted Courses

  • While many courses are open, certain courses are restricted and require department approval.
  • MATH 75a, 75b, 75c, 80, 90, 110, 115, 120, 192, and 211 and ENGLISH 102a, 102b, 103a, 103b, 104, 105, 106 and 107 require authorization from the CSUSB Advising Center (UH 380) prior to registration. Some students may be required to take the EPT/ELM tests before registering for these courses. Contact the Advising Center at (909) 537-5034 for additional information.
  • All teaching credential courses (those with a prefix of EELB, ESEC or ESPE) require written authorization from the applicable Teacher Education Office (FO 126 for EELB or ESEC courses and FO 146 for ESPE courses) with the exception of ESPE 350, ESPE 529, ESPE 530 & ESPE 570, which are not restricted. For more information, call (909) 537-5603 for EELB & ESEC courses and (909) 537-7406 for ESPE courses.
  • Graduate-level courses (those numbered 600 and higher) require written permission from the graduate coordinator for that program and approval from Dean of Graduate Studies (CH-123).
  • MGMT 490 requires written authorization from the associate Dean of Student Affairs in the College of Business and Public Administration (JB 278).
  • ETEC 546 requires written authorization from the Administrative Support Coordinator in the Department of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (CH 107).
  • ART 365, 575 and 595 require an approved application from the Art Department (VA 105).

Activities

Our programs allow you to improve your English language skills and broaden your understanding of American culture. In addition to classroom learning, you can participate in recreational activities on and around the campus such as holiday parties, talent shows, movie nights and more!

Student Services & Activities

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Housing Options

On-Campus

  • Residence halls and apartments
  • Meal plan available

Living on campus is one of the easiest ways to become involved at CSUSB.
The Villages offers on-campus housing for students in three residential environments: Serrano Village, Arrowhead Village and University Village. Living on campus is a significant part of the CSUSB experience for approximately 1,500 students.

Visit Housing and Residential Life for more information.

Off-Campus

Homestay for 120 hours tesol certificate

  • Improve English, learn American culture
  • Become a member of the family
  • Families provide three meals per day, transportation to and from campus, a bedroom and utilities (except phone)

International students can participate in the Homestay Program where they live with American families to improve their English and learn American culture firsthand. Host families are proud to explain American ways of life, Students can learn new things, taste new foods and see new places.

The IEP Homestay Program gives IEP students and members of the community an opportunity to learn more about other people and their cultures. By participating in the Homestay Program, you will be able to share your tradition and lifestyles while broadening your own cultural experiences.

Apartments

For apartments near campus, visit UniversityParent, guide to supporting your student's freshman year.



Homestay

The IEP Homestay Program gives IEP students and members of the community an opportunity to learn more about other people and their cultures. By participating in the Homestay program, you will be able to share your traditions and lifestyle while broadening your own cultural experiences.

Homestay Benefits

  • American culture and language in a family environment.
  • Invaluable education to both students and host families.
  • Creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Homestay Includes

Host families are expected to provide students with:

  • A safe environment
  • A private room
  • Meals
  • Transportation to and from the California State University, San Bernardino campus.

Host families are encouraged to include students in family activities in the evenings and on weekends. These activities enrich the students' stay and give them a true picture of American culture.

Homestay Fees

Fees Academic Year
Homestay Placement Fee $120.00
Homestay Fees (per month) $780.00

Apply for Homestay

  1. Download Homestay application.
  2. Submit your application, photos and payment.
    • Mail: send your completed Homestay application form, photos and check by mail to:

      Homestay Coordinator
      International Extension Programs
      California State University, San Bernardino
      5500 University Parkway, Room SH-134
      San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 USA

      Please make check payable to: "CSUSB"
    • E-mail: send your application to iep@csusb.edu, mail your check separately, e-mail or mail your photos.
    • Fax: send your application form by fax to (909) 537-5905 and mail your photos and check separately.


Visa Requirements

California State University, San Bernardino is authorized to issue I-20 forms (Certificates of Student Eligibility) for full-time intensive English study. Students may then enter the U.S. on an F-1 student visa obtained from the American Embassy or consulate.

F-1 visas are issued on the basis of full-time study. This means that you are expected to attend your scheduled classes every day that you are enrolled in ELP. After three quarters of full-time study, you are eligible for one quarter off.

If you are planning to study in the U.S., you must apply for an F-1 visa.

Download Application for I-20 (Student Visa) Form

Students applying for ELP's Intensive English Program should complete the financial statement located on the application form. Students accepted for study will receive the I-20 form so that they may obtain an F-1 student visa at the nearest U.S. consulate. Students accepted for study will be issued the I-20 form so that they may obtain an F-1 student visa at the nearest U.S. Consulate. Please follow these steps to receive documents from CSUSB.



Health Insurance

Student health center

Effective August 1, 1995, all F-1 visa applicants must agree to obtain and maintain health insurance as a condition of enrollment and receiving an I-20 for the International Extension Programs at California State University, San Bernardino.

All students* are required to purchase insurance through Wells Fargo Insurance. Students may purchase quarter or annual coverage based on their individual need. Please download the brochure for more information.

*Students on a government scholarship that provides insurance are excluded.

Steps to enroll in coverage:

  1. Go to Wells Fargo insurance
  2. Select your school - CSU San Bernardino
  3. Enroll in coverage
  4. Choose your term/coverage

Coverage prices:

PROGRAM COSTS

TERMS OF COVERAGE ANNUAL 9/17/16 - 9/16/17 FALL 9/17/16 - 1/2/17 WINTER 1/3/17 - 3/27/17 WINTER/SPRING/ SUMMER 1/3/17 - 9/16/17 SPRING 3/28/17 - 6/16/17 SUMMER 6/17/17 - 9/16/17 SPRING/SUMMER 3/28/17 - 9/16/17
Student only $1,203.46 $367.10 $288.75 $852.36 $279.08 $314.53 $578.61
NOTE: Costs below are in addition to the student premium. Dependents must be enrolled for the same term of coverage as student.
Dependent enrollment in this plan is voluntary.
Spouse only $1,203.46 $367.10 $288.75 $852.36 $279.08 $314.53 $578.61
One Child (Age 0-25) only $1,203.46 $367.10 $288.75 $852.36 $279.08 $314.53 $578.61
Two or more Children (Age 0-25) only $2,390.77 $718.42 $561.99 $1,688.35 $542.56 $613.80 $1,141.36


Policies & Requirements

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Refund Policy

If you need to leave ELP for any reason, you must get permission from the IEP Program Administrator and you should carefully read the following refund policy.

In order to receive a full refund of enrollment fees: You must cancel enrollment or drop all courses prior to the first day of classes.

In order to receive a fifty-percent refund of enrollment fees: You must cancel enrollment or drop all courses during the first week (five days) of classes.

No refunds will be given to students who cancel enrollment or drop after the first week (five days) of instruction.

Note: Application fees, late registration fees and health insurance fees are not refundable.

Important Notice: Please make sure that the College of Extended Learning has your correct mailing address. Refunds are typically processed within ten business days and may take up to four weeks to receive a check.



FAQs

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