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Study Options

College/Academic Program

The College/Academic Program Option is available to students who are ready for academic course work. Proof of English proficiency is NOT required for admission. If your English skills are not at an academic collegiate level, we offer an Intensive English (ESL) Option

In the College/Academic Program, you can choose from over 34 transfer degrees with guaranteed admissions to the California State University System, 43 other associate degrees, and over 70 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) courses, allowing them to enhance their English skills in conversation, reading and writing while earning college credit.
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ESL Courses

English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses are designed for students who want to improve their English proficiency skills for academic course work. In addition, noncredit ESL classes are available to international students for free (no cost) and can help students improve their English speaking and pronunciation skills. After acceptance, students meet with the International Student Counselor to determine their appropriate English or ESL level.

ESL Levels at Citrus College
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Part-Time Enrollment for Current F-1 Students at Other Schools or F-2 Students

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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