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Welcome to ALP!

Your Gateway to Cal State East Bay

The American Language Program at California State University, East Bay (ALP) offers a wide range of high-quality, English language and other programs for students from all over the world. Whether you are interested in improving your English, preparing for university studies in the United States, getting a post-bachelor's certificate, or experiencing life at an American university, we have a program for you! Our programs are designed for flexibility so you can create a personalized course of study, and the international staff and teachers of ALP offer the resources and support you need to achieve your personal, educational, or career goals.


Information for New Students

  • Intensive English Program Spring 2014 Orientation
    April 1, 2014 (Tue) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
    Meet at New University Union (UU New - See Map) at 9:00 am on April 1, 2014 (Tue)
    Pay tuition & fees $3000 BEFORE the first day of orientation (April 1, 2014).

  • Pre-MBA, Certificate, and Visiting Student Programs Spring 2014 Orientation
    March 28, 2014 (Fri) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
    Meet at Valley Business & Technology Center (VB - See Map) at 9:00 am on on March 28, 2014 (Fri)
    Pay tuition & fees BEFORE the first day of orientation (March 28). Please check fee amount for Pre-MBA, TESOL, IBD, and Visiting Student Programs.

    During this mandatory orientation, new students will:

    • Take placement tests (writing test and computer-based listening, speaking, & reading tests)
    • Visit Student Health Services for a TB test
    • Complete immigration and registration paperwork
    • Take a campus tour
    • Get a CSUEB photo ID card
    • Pay tuition
    • Buy health insurance
    • Learn about F-1 student responsibilities
    • Sign up for IELTS tests, Speaking Partners, and Fun Trips
    • Get settled into housing and buy necessary items
  • On-Campus Housing for ALP StudentsReserve now!
    Interested in On-Campus Housing? Contact Cheryl Tan at (510) 885-2778 or via e-mail:

  • New Student Airport Pickup Form
    If you would like information about airport pickup, please fill out this form. There may be an $120.75 fee for this service. We will contact you with details of possible airport pickup.
  • California State University, East Bay requires that:
    All international students provide proof of a Tuberculin Skin Test or Chest X-Ray, performed in the USA within the past 12 months and
    All new and re-admitted students born after January 1, 1957 show proof of immunization against measles (rubeola) and rubella.
  • If the Health Center determines that chest x-ray and measles/rubella injection is needed, students will be responsible for the cost. The current Student Health Services charge for a chest x-ray is $20.00 and for a Measles/Rubella injection is $42.00 (fees are subject to change without notice)
  • You will be taken to the Student Health Center during the campus tour. At the Health Center you must provide proof that you have met these health requirements. If you do not have this proof, you will be given an under-the-skin Tuberculin test.
  • You will need to bring with you:
    - The Health History Form, which will be given to you at orientation to complete
    - Your passport with your I-94
    - Proof of medical insurance (health insurance)

Apply to ALP today!


Intensive English Program
Winter Quarter 2014
January 6, 2014 March 14, 2014

Spring Quarter 2014
April 1, 2014 June 6, 2014

Pre-MBA, Certificate, Visiting Student Programs
Winter Quarter 2014
January 3, 2014 March 23, 2014

Spring Quarter 2014
March 28, 2014 June 15, 2014

For all program dates and application deadlines click here.

Last Updated 3/14/14