The College/Academic Program Option is available to students who meet the program English proficiency (Minimum TOEFL 450/45, IELTS 5.0, two years of high school in the US, official US college transcripts with a passed Academic English course, FLS Level 14 [Formerly 7b], ELS Level 109, IKEN Grade 2, Kaplan Higher Intermediate Level, Pearson 39, ITEP 3.5 or Cambridge FCE). Proof of English proficiency is NOT required for Intensive English Option (ESL) applicants. Citrus College also has agreements with local language schools for transfer students who have passed their language programs.
In the College/Academic Program, you can choose from close to 21 transfer degrees with guaranteed admissions to the California State University System, 36 other associate degrees, and 47 certificate programs. These university-level programs prepare you to complete your bachelor’s degree at four-year universities in California.
Along with university-level classes, students in the College/Academic Program can take additional English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes, allowing them to enhance their English skills in conversation, reading and writing while earning college credit.
The Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) Option is designed for students who scored too low on an approved English proficiency test or who have not taken an English proficiency test. This option is designed for students who need to learn English or who need to improve their English skills in order to complete college work. The Intensive ESL Option is a one or two semester immersion program and daily living skills that prepare students to take either the TOEFL or start the College Program Option at Citrus College. Students who successfully complete the Intensive ESL Program may enter the regular academic program without submitting another application. In addition, noncredit ESL classes are available to international students for free (no cost) and can help students improve their English speaking skill and pronunciation.
This option is for current students who want to keep their I-20 at their current schools, but need to take one or two classes at Citrus College concurrently. Additionally, dependent spouses and children of F-1 international students on an F-2 Visa can also enroll part-time by applying for this option.
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