The Intensive English Program (IEP) at California Baptist University offers classes from beginning to advanced levels that prepare students to academically succeed in undergraduate and graduate programs at CBU. Students have 20 hours of classroom instruction and take courses in reading, writing, listening and speaking, vocabulary and academic research. 

Students with conditional acceptance to CBU can begin their undergraduate or graduate studies upon completion of the IEP. Students studying at the IEP have the opportunity to meet weekly with conversation partners, use the tutoring center, be involved in campus events, participate in cultural activities and make use of campus facilities. 

IEP Admission Requirements

When to Apply

The application and completion of the file for admission into the Intensive English Program must be made according to the following deadlines:

Session Deadline
Fall Semester July 1
Spring Semester November 1

Once all admission requirements have been met and the applicant is approved for admission, a letter of acceptance and the Form I-20 will be issued.

Application Procedure

To be considered for admission into the Intensive English Program, students must submit the following*:

  1. Completion of the application
  2. Payment of the $45 non-refundable application fee
  3. Proof of graduation
  4. Proof of financial support

Example IEP Schedule

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-10:00 Writing & Grammar   Writing & Grammar   Writing & Grammar
10:00-12:00 Pronunciation Reading & Vocabulary Vocabulary Reading & Vocabulary Presentations
12:30-2:30 Listening & Speaking   Listening & Speaking Lifeline  


Contact the Intensive English Program

IEP Director: Heather Snavely
Phone: +01 (951) 343-4690

Intensive English Program
California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
United States