Overview

The International Scholars Program (ISP) is specially designed for non-native English-speaking international students who are ready for graduate study. It will prepare you for the rigors of graduate study through an integrated cluster of classes that will refine your language, research, and participation skills. ISP is not your typical “language program”; it is designed to help you succeed in graduate-level courses by teaching you about the practices and expectations of American academic and business culture.


Entrance Requirements

The International Scholars Program is open to any incoming CGU international student who wishes to improve English academic skills prior to graduate study. Depending upon your level of English proficiency, you will enter at either Module 1 or Module 2. When you achieve a grade of B or better in all of the courses in your Module, you will proceed to the next Module. Upon successful completion of the International Scholars Program, you will proceed to your graduate program of study and receive a certificate of achievement.

Academic Entrance Requirements

  • You must first be admitted to a CGU academic program to be eligible for the International Scholars Program.

English Entrance Requirements
Any international student may opt to take ISP. Some may be required. If you have scored in these ranges, you will be required to take ISP.

  • Module 1: TOEFL iBT 75-84 / IELTS 6.0
  • Module 2: TOEFL iBT 85-94 / IELTS 6.5-7.0
    • IELTS scores of 7.0 with no sub-section lower than 6.5, eligible for direct entry without need to take ISP.

 

Curriculum

Module 1

Course Title Hours/Week
ISP
201
Foundations in Graduate Academic Discourse Reading & Writing 6
ISP
205
Foundations in Graduate Academic Discourse Listening & Speaking 6
ISP
202
Foundations in Graduate Research I 6
ISP
203
Foundations in Graduate Learning Strategies 6

Module 2

Course Title Hours/Week
ISP
251
Foundations in Graduate Academic Discourse Reading & Writing 6
ISP
255
Foundations in Graduate Academic Discourse Listening & Speaking 6
ISP
252
Foundations in Graduate Research II 6
TNDY
303
Rhetoric & Reasoning Across the Disciplines 6
ISP
204
Foundations in Graduate Presentation 3

 

Schedule

The program is offered two times a year in summer and fall semesters.

View Upcoming ISP Dates

 

Program Tuition & Fees 2019-2020*

Module 1: $6,250
Module 2: $6,250
Semester Program: $12,500

*Please be advised that CGU fellowship awards do not apply to International Scholars Program costs.

 

Contact Us

Phone: 909-607-0044
Email: isp@cgu.edu
Address: 135 E. 12th Street

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SheriAnn Simpson

Director, International Scholars Program (ISP)