Admissions

Providing a World-Class Experience

The Admissions department at California Intercontinental University is dedicated to providing a professional world-class enrollment experience for students. The team supports you throughout the full admissions process from enquiries to starting your first day.

General Admissions Information

CIU recruits and admits those students who have the potential to successfully complete the educational programs. The prospective student’s motivation and interest in succeeding in his or her chosen business field are important factors for admission consideration as well as the student’s academic background and qualifications.

Evaluation of the applicant’s enrollment application is the necessary component for acceptance. Success in a distance education and learning program is highly dependent on the applicant’s prior education and occupational experience enhanced by the motivation, self- discipline, and desire to succeed. The off-campus educational environment challenges a person’s ability to manage his or her time, family, and work commitments, while devoting enough time to read and study the assigned instructional materials.

November 9th

The next term and start date for all new students across all degree programs.

Admission Requirements

All applicants for admission to California Intercontinental University must provide the following to the Admissions Office:

Program Requirements

Associates Admissions

In addition to the Preliminary Admissions requirements listed above, an applicant for the Associate degree program must submit and meet the following admission prerequisites:

  • Official documentation showing the completion of a high school diploma or GED, or its recognized equivalent:
    • DD-214 document showing high school completion may be accepted as unofficial proof of high school graduation for military and veteran students
    • An official transcript from a college/university documenting proof of high school graduation, including high school name and date of graduation
    • For bachelor’s degree applicants only: An official transcript from a college/university documenting proof of completion of associate degree
  • If the applicant has completed some approved postsecondary college work, a sealed copy of his or her official transcripts may be required
Bachelors Admissions

In addition to the Preliminary Admissions requirements listed above, an applicant for the Bachelors degree program must submit and meet the following admission prerequisites:

  • Official documentation showing the completion of a high school diploma or GED, or its recognized equivalent:
    • DD-214 document showing high school completion may be accepted as unofficial proof of high school graduation for military and veteran students
    • An official transcript from a college/university documenting proof of high school graduation, including high school name and date of graduation
    • For bachelor’s degree applicants only: An official transcript from a college/university documenting proof of completion of associate degree
  • If the applicant has completed some approved postsecondary college work, a sealed copy of his or her official transcripts may be required
Masters Admissions

In addition to the Preliminary Admissions requirements listed above, an applicant for the Master’s degree must submit and meet the following requirements:

 

  • A copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) or professional resume
  • At least 2 years professional experience in a corporate, business, or entrepreneurial environment
  • Documentation of an official transcript evidencing completion of a baccalaureate degree from an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 (on a scale of 4.0)
Doctorate Admissions
In addition to the Preliminary Admissions requirements listed above, an applicant for the Doctorate degree must submit and meet the following requirements:
  • A copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) or professional resume
  • At least 3-5 years professional experience in a corporate, business, or entrepreneurial environment
  • Documentation of an official transcript evidencing completion of a baccalaureate degree from an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 (on a scale of 4.0)
  • Documentation of an official transcript evidencing completion of a graduate degree from an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Minimum graduate cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0)
  • If the graduate degree earned is not in a business field as defined by CIU (accounting, business administration, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management, marketing, operations management, organizational leadership, organizational management & supply chain management), graduate-level pre-requisites may be required for admission into the Doctorate of Business Administration program.
  • If no graduate-level degree has been earned, admission may be granted upon the following conditions: o Bachelor’s degree preferably completed within the field of the DBA program selected
    • Documentation of completion of 30 graduate-level credit hours prior to admission
    • Three (3) to five (5) years direct business, professional work experience
    • A letter of application demonstrating professional experience and goals
    •  A letter of application demonstrating professional experience and goals

Program Costs

Associates

$26,525

Bachelors

$52,725

Masters

$17,845

Doctorate

$32,675

Enrollment Process

Our admissions staff is here to make your enrollment as easy as possible. We’re here to help you if you have any questions along the way. Our process is outlined below in three simple steps:

3) Start Class

The Admissions Team

Mike Cruz Assistant Director of Admissions

Mike Cruz

Director of Admissions
Jesse Rico Executive Enrollment Management Advisor

Jesse Rico

Executive Enrollment Management Advisor
Edlin Ortiz Executive Enrollment Management Advisor

Edlin Ortiz

Executive Enrollment Management Advisor
Photo of Belinda Carreno

Belinda Careno

Executive Enrollment Management Advisor

The CIU Student Experience

Transfer Credit Policies

The Transfer Credit policy is consistent with the transfer credit policies of the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Students are required to submit documentation to determine equivalency in transfer credit which includes at least official transcripts, copies of the college/university catalog, course syllabi and/or course outlines. Transfer credit will only be posted to a student’s account upon receipt of the official transcript from the previous institution.

Associate Degrees:

CIU may award up to 45 semester units of transferable college level credit for the associate degree. 45 semester units are the maximum allowable transfer credits regardless of the source (course level equivalency is required). The sum of credits from High School Advanced Placement courses, Challenge Exams, and any other source cannot exceed 45 semester units.

Bachelor’s Degrees:

CIU may award up to 90 semester units of transferable college level credit for the bachelor’s degree. 90 semester units are the maximum allowable transfer credits regardless of the source (course level equivalency is required). The sum of credits from High School Advanced Placement courses, Challenge Exams, Associate of Arts degree or equivalent, and any other source cannot exceed 90 semester units.

Master’s Degrees Programs:

CIU may award a maximum of one- half of the credits required for master’s degrees programs through transfer credit. Awarding degree credit for challenge exams is not permitted at the master’s level.

Doctorate Degrees:

CIU may award up to nine (9) graduate semester units for the doctorate degree. Nine semester units are the maximum allowable transfer credits regardless of the source (course level equivalency is required). Awarding degree credit for challenge exams is not permitted at the doctorate level.

Frequently Asked Questions

At CIU, you can enroll and start class every 6 weeks. Enroll when you are ready. See our academic calendar, here, to view all term start dates.

A student must enroll before the end of the Wednesday prior to term start. For example, if the new term starts on Monday September 28th, the student must enroll before the end of Wednesday September 23rd. See our academic calendar, here, to view all term start dates.

No. We do not provide F-1visas to our students.

Yes.

For Associate degree programs, you may transfer a total of 45 credits.

For Bachelor degree programs, you may transfer a total of 90 credits.

For Master degree programs, you may transfer a total of 18 credits.

For Doctorate degree programs, you may transfer a total of 9 credits.

Yes. Note that each institution determines its own policy for accepting transfer credits. You must request that an official transcript of completed coursework be sent to the new institution. You can do this by completing the form here.

Yes. You’ve supported us, now it’s our turn to support you. Military payment options are available so that your will have zero debt, zero out of pocket, and zero repay.

No. CIU does not take work experience.