International Scholars Program International Scholars Program


Program Overview

The International Scholars Program (ISP) is specially designed for non-native English-speaking international students who are ready for graduate study. It will prepare you for the rigors of graduate study through an integrated cluster of classes that will refine your language, research, and participation skills. ISP is not your typical "language program"; it is designed to help you succeed in graduate-level courses by teaching you about the practices and expectations of American academic and business culture.

Entrance Requirements

Depending upon your level of English proficiency, you will enter at either Module 1 or Module 2. When you achieve a grade of B or better in all of the courses in your Module, you will proceed to the next Module. Upon successful completion of the International Scholars Program, you will proceed to your graduate program of study and receive an International Scholars Certificate.

Academic Entrance Requirements:
You must first be admitted to a CGU academic program to be eligible for the International Scholars Program.

English Entrance Requirements:
Module 1: TOEFL iBT 75-84 / IELTS 6.0
Module 2: TOEFL iBT 85-94 / IELTS 7.0 (no section < 6.5)


Module 1: Weeks 1-8




ISP 201

Foundations in Graduate Academic Discourse I


ISP 202

Foundations in Graduate Research I


ISP 203

Foundations in Graduate Learning Strategies



Module 2: Weeks 9-16




ISP 251

Foundations in Graduate Academic Discourse II


ISP 252

Foundations in Graduate Research II


TNDY 303

Rhetoric & Reasoning Across the Disciplines


ISP 204

Foundations in Graduate Presentation



Pathways to CGU Graduate Study

  • CGU's letter grading scale will be used to assess student progress.
  • Students achieving grades of B or better in all ISP courses will not be required to re-take the IELTS or TOEFL test prior to moving to their degree program.
  • Students not achieving grades of B or better in all ISP courses must either re-take the IELTS or TOEFL test to meet the CGU direct-entry requirements or repeat the relevant program modules as advised.


The program is offered two times a year (Summer and Fall semesters) and follows CGU's Academic Calendar. Module 1 begins at the beginning of the semester and runs for 8 weeks, and Module 2 begins in the middle of the semester and runs for the following 8 weeks. Students should plan to remain at CGU for the entire duration of their Module(s).

Summer 2019
Module 1: May 20 – July 6
Module 2: July 8 – August 24

Fall 2019
Module 1: September 3 – October 26
Module 2: October 28 – December 21

Program Tuition & Fees - 2019-20*

Module 1: $6,250
Module 2: $6,250
Semester Program: $12,500

*Please be advised that CGU fellowship awards do not apply to International Scholars Program costs.

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