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Maintained by:
Peter Dilley
Academic/TOEFL Preparation
  • Academic Preparation Program: reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary
  • Oral/Aural Skills: conversation, pronunciation, listening
  • TOEFL Preparation Classes
  • Institutional TOEFL: accepted for admission into the University

I-20 (for Student Visa)

The American Language and Culture Program issues an I-20 to qualified students.

Certificate of Completion

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

Conditional Admittance

Students who have not yet achieved the University's TOEFL requirement, may still apply for a conditional University admission. Conditionally Admitted students must meet all other University requirements of the specific University program to which they have applied. Please contact the individual program or major for their requirements.

The American Language and Culture Program will assist prospective international students in the processing of required documents for admission. These include but are not limited to:

  • Completed International student University application
  • High school or college transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation (if required by department)
  • GMAT, GRE, SAT or any other required test score.
  • Financial Statement
  • TOEFL Score (if no TOEFL score is available students may begin with ALCP while preparing for TOEFL)
  • $55 University application fee, this is separate from ALCP application fee (make checks payable to CSUDH)

After receipt of all required materials students can expect the processing of documents to take 30-60 days. Students who receive the conditional admission will receive an I-20 from ALCP which indicates their conditional admission. Upon achieving the required TOEFL score, students may begin University attendance in the following semester.

A student in the American Language and Culture Program may gain conditional admittance to the following:

  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • Local community colleges
  • Ask us about Open University and Concurrent Enrollment

English Language Training and a TOEFL score of 500 - 550 are prerequisites.

University Classes for Advanced English Students

Advanced English language students may take university courses for credit via the Open University system, if they meet requirements and if space is available. Some of the many areas of study are listed under Undergraduate Majors, Options and Concentrations and Graduate Degree Programs and Options.

Test Preparation Courses

Test preparation courses are available for the following examinations:

  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • LSAT
  • SAT

Academic Advising

Academic advising is available for the following:

  • Open University Courses
  • College/University Choices
  • Major/Study Choices