At Citrus College, you can choose from two study options --

College Program Option

The College Program Option is available to students who score a minimum of 450 (45) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a minimum score of 5.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The ISC also has agreements with local language schools for transfer students who have passed their language programs.

In the College Program, you can choose from close to 40 academic programs. These university-level courses can prepare you for more than 90 percent of majors offered at four-year universities in California.

Along with university-level classes, students enrolled in the College Program can select from a variety of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes, allowing you to enhance your English skills in conversation, reading and writing while you earn college credit. The International Student Application is available at this site. You may print out, complete and return the application to Citrus, or scan and email official documents to

ESL instructor with students 

Intensive ESL Option

The Intensive ESL Option is designed for students who have either scored too low on the TOEFL test or who do not have any proof of English proficiency. This option will help you learn English or improve your English skills in order to complete college work. The Intensive ESL Option is a one or two semester immersion program in English language and daily living skills that prepares you to take either the TOEFL, or continue into academic course work at Citrus College, and also to succeed and adapt to life in the United States.

ESL Sequence of Courses Chart

Students who successfully complete the Intensive ESL Program by passing Level Five (5) may enter the regular academic program without submitting another application.