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Intensive English Program - Applying Outside the U.S.

admission application dates

Fall 2019 (16-weeks) March 1 - June 1 Thursday, Aug. 22 Thursday, Dec. 12 $3,500
Spring 2020 (16-weeks) August 1 - October 1 Thursday, Jan. 16 Thursday, May 7 $3,500
Summer 2020 (8-weeks) January 1 - March 1 Late-May Mid-July $1,800


take a glance at the Intensive english program overview



  • Room and Board (information on homestay accommodations available)
  • Medical Insurance Requirement
  • Personal expenses


The following documents are required for admission into Cerritos College - keep copies of all documents you turn in. Applications with incomplete documentation will not be processed until completed:

  • Intensive English Program Application
  • $50 application fee (non-refundable) Application fee can be paid by credit card after all the required documents have been submitted (Instructions will be emailed to you).
  • Intensive English Program Statement of Support from Financial Sponsor (Statement of Support must be Notarized)
  • Bank Certification - Verification on bank letterhead signed by bank official showing at least $12,000 USD available to the student or equivalent.
  • TB (tuberculosis) exam results - Must be within 2 years of application date.
  • Transcripts - Proof of Secondary or high school graduation.
  • Copy of Passport
  • Once an initial I-20 is issued, a form I-901 along with a $350 SEVIS fee payment must be completed before applying for F-1 Visa status. For more information on paying the SEVIS fee, visit
  • Information of Dependents (if any) - Put the name, date of birth, country of birth, relationship to the F-1 student of each dependent (spouse and children) on a separate sheet of paper. Each dependent must have medical insurance. Add $3,000 for each dependent on the bank certification.


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