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CPELI offers personalized assistance for students who wish to attend an American University. Below are some programs and services designed to help students wishing to take university classes.

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Semester@CPP Program

Take Classes at CPP and at CPELI

The Semester@CPP program at Cal Poly Pomona provides the opportunity for visiting international students to enroll in credit classes for one or two semesters.

Qualified international students can enroll in at least 12 units per term by the permission of the course professors. Semester@CPP program staff advises students on selecting and enrolling in courses. Credits earned for courses taken at Cal Poly Pomona are transferable and will appear on the student’s official transcript.

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Conditional Admission for

CPP Undergraduate/Bachelor's Programs

One of the great benefits of coming to CPELI is that CPELI students are eligible for the Level 5 TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Program which allows them to apply for Cal Poly Pomona undergraduate admission and submit certification of CPELI Level 5 completion in place of a qualifying iBT TOEFL or IELTS score for admissions purposes.

The Level 5 TOEFL/IELTS waiver may be used for admission to all Cal Poly Pomona undergraduate majors, including impacted majors. CPELI also has similar waiver agreements with the local community colleges:  Mt. San Antonio College, Citrus College, and Fullerton College.

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Conditional Admission for

CPP Graduate/Master's Programs

The waiver also applies to many Cal Poly Pomona graduate programs, including master’s programs in the College of Business Administration and the Collins College of Hospitality Management.

However, instead of CPELI Level 5 completion, Level 6 is required for CPP graduate programs.

If you want to find out if the master’s program you are interested in also accepts the CPELI Level 6 Waiver, then please email us at cpeli@cpp.edu..

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University & College Application Advising

Assistance applying for your major

All CPELI students have access to advising to help them as they pursue their academic goals. CPELI advisors can help you identify universities for your major, complete applications, and help you understand the admissions process of the American system of higher education.

Our staff members are available to provide information to students on such topics as:

  • Applying to Cal Poly Pomona 
  • California Community College System 
  • Public and private universities in the United States 
  • Completing online applications 
  • TOEFL/IELTS Registration 
  • SAT Registration 
  • Advice from CPELI Alumni 

If you would like to make an appointment for advising, contact us at cpeli@cpp.edu or fill out our contact form below.

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3801 W. Temple Ave.
Bldg 86
Pomona CA 91768

Phone: 909-869-4599
: cpeli@cpp.edu
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM