College of the Extended University

Academic Studies Program

Academic Studies Programs

The Academic Studies Program (ASP) at Cal Poly Pomona provides the opportunity for visiting international students to take Cal Poly Pomona university courses without applying to the university.  Qualified international students can enroll in up to 12 units of study per term by the permission of the course professors. Academic Studies Program (ASP) staff provide advising and help in selecting and enrolling in courses. Credits earned for courses taken at Cal Poly Pomona are transferable and will appear are the student’s official transcript.

Who should apply for the Academic Studies Program?

  • Students visiting from another country who want to take Cal Poly Pomona credit courses
  • Perspective graduate students who have prerequisite courses to complete before applying to a specific graduate program at Cal Poly Pomona.
  • Eligible Intensive English Program students who:
    • Have completed CPELI Level 5 or shown a TOEFL score sufficient for Cal Poly Pomona or
    • Are attending a foundation year program in CPELI or
    • Are attending CPELI from an international partner university

Admission Requirements

  • For students for whom English is not the first language, the CPELI Placement test and Language Proficiency Scores will determine how many university courses may be taken in the ASP program.
    • The required scores for taking the maximum 12 university credits are: iBT TOEFL71 or IELTS  6.0
    • Students with scores of iBT TOEFL 65 and above are permitted to take 8 or fewer academic credit units in combination with intensive English Language courses equal to a full course of study for the F-1 student visa.
  • International students who have completed their high school studies in English are exempt from providing a Language Proficiency Score.

Tuition and Fees

ASP Tuition: $3900 per quarter starting Fall 2017

Application Fee: $175 (does not include shipping cost)


Health Insurance

Students are required to have mandatory health insurance through CSUHealth Link for each quarter they attend ASP. ALL ASP students are required to have the pre-approved insurance plan, and no other insurance will be accepted. Failure to enroll in the pre-approved insurance plan will result in the canceling of the I-20 form. Students who are provided insurance through an approved scholarship organizations are permitted to sign a waiver.