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Academic Pathway Program

Academic Pathway Program (APP) provides a unique opportunity for international students that do not meet the high school grade point average (GPA) requirement for admission to California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB).

Eligible participants will be conditionally admitted to a CSUSB undergraduate program.

Academic advising is required each term prior to enrolling in courses.

Participants will receive 36 academic credits for completed courses which will transfer towards their undergraduate degree requirements.

Participants that complete APP with a GPA of 2.75 or higher will be fully admitted to their bachelor degree program at CSUSB.

Eligibility

  1. High school diploma
  2. High school GPA between 2.00 and 2.49
  3. English language proficiency (see below)

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Program Highlights

Focus

One academic year (three terms) of university general education study applied towards bachelor’s degree

Benefit

Guaranteed admission to CSUSB

Length

10 Weeks

Tuition

$3,400 (12 units)

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Language Requirement Required Score/Level*
CSUSB ELP Level 5
TOEFL Internet Based (iBT) 61
TOEFL Paper Based (PBT) 500
IELTS 5.5

*Test scores must be achieved within two years of application.
Participants have the opportunity to enroll in the English Language Program at CSUSB to satisfy the language proficiency requirement. Visit ELP for more information.

Ready to Apply?

Step 1 Prepare the following documents:

  1. Bank or Financial statement with a minimum of $9,646
  2. Official high school diploma sealed in an envelope by school
  3. Official high school transcripts sealed in an envelope by school
  4. Official English translation of non-English documents
  5. Copy of passport

Step 2 Identify which of the three categories below applies to your English proficiency

I have proof of English proficiency

  1. Apply for admission on CSU Apply.
  2. Pay the $55 application fee and submit all documents listed above including proof of language proficiency.
  3. International Admissions will confirm denial to CSUSB but provide Intent to Enroll letter for eligible APP applicants.
  4. Complete and submit Intent to Enroll form to iep@csusb.edu.
  5. Receive admission confirmation for the APP program.

I do not have proof of English proficiency

  1. Apply for both university admission on CSU Apply and at English Language Program admission.
  2. Pay the $55 application fee and $120 application fee respectively.
  3. Submit all documents listed above.
  4. International Admissions will confirm denial to CSUSB but provide Intent to Enroll letter for eligible APP applicants.
  5. Complete and submit Intent to Enroll form to iep@csusb.edu.
  6. Receive admission confirmation for the APP program.

I was denied from CSUSB

  1. Complete and submit Intent to Enroll to iep@csusb.edu.
  2. Receive admission confirmation for the APP program.
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