Cal Poly English Language Institute - Pathway

Cal Poly English Language Institute(CPELI) offers English language instructional courses and foundation level preparation programmes to international students looking to study in the United States. Cal Poly English Language Institute has been preparing students since 1991.

  • Students 2,00,000
  • Intakes January/June/October
  • Transfer Yes

School Description

Cal Poly English Language Institute has been educating international students with specialized English as Second Language(ESL) instructional and academic courses since 1991.

At CPELI the focus has always been on student, so staff members are always available to advise students on housing, health insurance, immigration laws, registration requirements, and college placement. CPELI conducts instructions English language courses depending on the level of learning immersion required ranging from beginner to advanced level. Cal Poly Pomona University Housing Services offers two on-campus accommodation options – the residence halls and residential suites. Students at CPELI and CPP, have the opportunity to attend campus wide events, drive to Southern California’s most iconic attractions, and be a part of some of the most diverse and rewarding campus clubs.

Pathway Programs

  • College of Education & Integrative Studies, 3801 W Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768, USA

    American Semester Program

    USD 5,800 Tuition Fee

    The American Semester 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. American Semester 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 on the student’s official transcript.

  • College of Education & Integrative Studies, 3801 W Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768, USA

    Intensive English Language

    USD 2,950 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • College of Education & Integrative Studies, 3801 W Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768, USA

    TOEFL Waiver

    USD 2,950 Tuition Fee

    The CPELI Level 5 TOEFL/IELTS waiver program allows Cal Poly Pomona undergraduate applicants to submit certification of CPELI Level 5 completion in place of a qualifying iBT TOEFL or IELTS score for admissions purposes. Applicants must have an active CSU Mentor application to Cal Poly Pomona and must have satisfied all other conditions for admission including high school course requirements, GPA requirements, and SAT or ACT exams for impacted majors.


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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 71
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00


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    Other Information

    Established in 1991


    CPELI and Cal Poly Pomona offer many opportunities for students to participate in academic, social, sporting and physical fitness activities.

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    College of Education & Integrative Studies, 3801 W Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768, USA

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