International Student Faq

Q: My bachelor's degree is from a foreign university. Do I have to get it evaluated?  

A: No. You are not required to have transcripts evaluated prior to submission. Please note that we only accept evaluated transcripts from only a few companies (i.e. IERF, WES).

Q: Which international credential evaluation service do you recommend?

A: International Education Research Foundation, Inc (IERF)
P.O. Box 3665, Culver City, CA 90231-3655
Office: 310- 258-9451; Fax: 310-342-7086

Q: I am a registered nurse with a degree from another country. Can I take a class at CBU to fulfill the requirements for RN licensure in California?

A: Currently CBU only allows nursing students who are accepted into the program to take classes. We do not offer any stand-alone courses to individuals who are not accepted into the program.

Q: Where can I find more information about applying to CBU as an international student?

A: Please visit our website at

Q: When should I complete my health clearances?

A: Upon acceptance to the program, instructions will be given with details about health clearances, background check and drug screening.

Q: Can I reapply if I am not admitted this year?

A: Yes. You may re-apply via NursingCAS.

Q: Which clinical affiliations do you work with?   (partial list)

A: To ensure students receive a variety of clinical experiences, rotations will take place at various hospitals and healthcare facilities as assigned. Currently we have clinical partnerships in five counties: Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles. Some of the partnerships include Corona Regional Medical Center (CRMC); Kaiser Permanente - Fontana, Riverside, Lakeview, Moreno Valley; Loma Linda Veterans Administration (LLVA); Parkview Community Hospital; Patton State Hospital; Riverside Community Hospital (RCH); Riverside County Mental Health In-patient Services; Riverside County Public Health Department; Riverside County Regional Medical Center (RCRMC); San Bernardino County Public Health Department; Arrowhead Regional Medical Center; Ballard Rehab Hospital; Desert Valley Hospital; Eisenhower Medical Center; Menifee Valley Medical Center; Redlands Community Hospital; Saint Mary's Medical Center; San Antonio Hospital; Riverside Medical Clinic; and San Bernardino Community Hospital.