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Thank you for visiting the Cal Poly English Language Institute (CPELI) at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Please feel free to explore our site and learn about the many exciting courses, activities and resources CPELI has available for students who want to improve their English. If you are interested in attending CPELI, you can print out a copy of the application from our website. Please be sure to check our program dates and other important news and information before submitting your application. Thank you again for your interest in the Cal Poly English Language Institute.

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CPELI granted CEA Accreditation - NEW

CPELI Adds Afternoon Classes

NOTE: As of March 1, 2013 CPELI is no longer able to accept cash payments for application fees, tuition or activity fees.  Payments can be made by credit card, money order, or a personal check.

NOTE: Beginning in the Fall 2013, the Academic Tuition for CPELI classes, Levels 1 through 5, will be $2850 per quarter. Tuition for the Bridge program will remain at $2950 per quarter.

IELTS Test Preparation: This test-prep elective class will introduce students to the core components of the IELTS exam and help them achieve the score they need to enter their chosen academic program.

iTEP Testing: All students take the iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency) as part of their regular course of study at CPELI. iTEP is recognized by many colleges and universities in the U.S. for admissions.

IELTS Test at CPELI: CPELI students have the opportunity to take the IELTS exam at CPELI once per quarter.


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About Cal poly pomona

As one of only six polytechnic universities nationwide, Cal Poly Pomona’s hallmark is its learn-by-doing philosophy, directly stemming from its polytechnic mission. By blending theory and practice in all its disciplines, the university recognizes that the students solving classroom problems today will be the employees solving the real-world problems tomorrow.

CPELI Conversation Club awardees are recognized at the Fall 2013 graduation on December 6, 2013

Program Highlights

  • NEW CPELI Adds Afternoon Classes
  • Year-round program divided into four 10-week quarters
  • Instruction by highly-qualified teachers with extensive ESL experience
  • 20 hours of core courses and 8 hours of elective courses per week
  • Average of 15 students per class
  • College credit courses through the “Bridge” program leading toward acceptance into a college or university
  • Full schedule of activities and extra-curricular events

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