International Students

Conditional Admission

Conditional admission is an ideal program for students who are interested in pursuing a degree at CSUMB and meet the academic requirements for admission, but require further instruction in English Language. These students will study as part of our ALCP program until ready for matriculating to the university as a degree student.

How it works

Students will apply to the American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) and indicate interest in the Conditional Admission during the application process. Your application will be reviewed by Admissions and if you meet the academic requirements, you will receive a conditional admission letter to your desired bachelor's program. An I-20 or DS-2019 will be issued for an adequate period of time for you to achieve proficiency and to obtain a degree.

Once at CSUMB your language level will be assessed and you will be placed in the appropriate level of English courses (levels 1-4). After successfully passing the highest level of ALCP or reaching the English Proficiency requirement for your desired program, you can formally apply to CSUMB through the bachelor's degree application process. An English proficiency waiver will be sent to the Admissions office. 

Please note, acceptance to the Conditional Admission program does not guarantee acceptance to a degree program at CSUMB. If you do not become proficient in the English language, you will not be accepted in the degree program.

If you have successfully met the proficiency requirements, you can begin your degree track the next available semester.

American Language and Culture Program (ALCP)

How to apply

Contact ALCP Coordinator

Phone: +1 (831) 582-4778

Email: Send an email

Building: Gavilan Hall (Bldg 201), Annex

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.