Westcliff University

Westcliff University

Westcliff University was established to provide quality education for students wishing to enter the expanding fields of Business and Education. Westcliff is comprised of a College of Business, College of Education, College of Technology & Engineering, and Western State College of Law.  While some schools only teach theoretical concepts, the programs at Westcliff University prepare students for the practical and theoretical elements required in the job market today. All programs at Westcliff are designed to be convenient, flexible, and affordable. Westcliff University prepares students for personal, professional, and academic success with innovative, up-to-date, and of high quality programs.

Type:
Private For-profit

Regional Accreditation:
WASC Senior College and University Commission(WSCUC)

US News Ranking:
Unranked

Day 1 CPT Programs:
- Master: MBA, MSCS, MSIT, MSEM, MA Tesol 
- Doctor: DBA, EdD

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Day 1 CPT Policy at Westcliff University

All students enrolled in graduate degree programs are required to take an internship course and engage in an internship as an integral part of the established curriculum of Westcliff University. The internship course allows students the opportunity to gain practical training and real-life experience pertaining to their current program of study.

Students are required to complete at least one semester of an internship prior to graduation. Students have the option to acquire an internship opportunity either on-campus or off-campus. On-campus part-time internships (20 hours or less) are on an availability basis and do not require Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Off-campus internships of any kind, or on-campus internships that are full-time, will require CPT authorization for F-1 students. CPT can be paid, or unpaid, and can either be full-time or part-time. We can offer assistance in applying for opportunities through our Career Services Department and we can also guide you through the CPT process. Engaging in an internship provides students with networking, educational, and career advancement opportunities.

CPT is authorized by the DSO, who updates the student’s SEVIS record with the relevant information such as employer names, authorization dates, etc.

Important facts:

Students are advised to keep the following factors in mind:

  • Preconditions: Undergraduate students must have been lawfully enrolled as a full-time student for one full academic year before being eligible for CPT. Graduate students can start CPT immediately if required by the program.
  • Location: Students may engage in CPT at the employment location specified in the Employee Offer Letter provided to the DSO during the CPT approval process.
  • Duration: The DSO authorizes CPT for one full semester at a time. Students are required to renew their CPT each semester. Fortunately, the renewal process is straightforward. Moreover, there are no gaps between consecutive CPT authorizations.
  • Hours per week: Part-time CPT is considered 20 hours or less of work per week, while full-time CPT is considered anything over 20 hours of work per week. It is between the employer and the student to determine whether the employment is part-time or full-time.
  • Field/level of work: The internship must be an integral part of the student’s established curriculum and be related to the student's major field of study.
  • Offer letter from employer: The student must have an offer letter of employment signed by the employer describing the details of the student’s job and responsibilities.
  • Effect on other work: Use of full-time CPT for one year or more will affect the student’s eligibility for OPT. Use of part-time CPT does not affect eligibility for OPT.
  • Approval process: The student must submit the required documents (see below) to the DSO for approval. Upon approval, the DSO will update the student’s I-20 with CPT authorization. The student cannot begin CPT until the CPT employment start date is recorded in SEVIS. The DSO will also print out the updated Form I-20 reflecting the CPT authorization, which the student will need when completing the Form I-9 for the employer. Please note that USCIS approval is not required for CPT and as such no EAD is issued. Instead, the I-20 is the evidence of work authorization.
  • Attendance requirement: Students must continue to maintain attendance and a full course of study in F-1 status during the period of employment. Students must also be enrolled in an internship course for the respective degree program throughout the period of employment.

If you have more questions about Day 1 CPT at Westcliff University, please contact us immediately!

Day 1 CPT Programs at Westcliff University

There are 3 semesters in a year for Day 1 CPT Programs at Westcliff University: Fall, Spring and Summer.

In each semester, international students must register at least 2 courses (6 credits; including one online course and one hybrid course)

Onsite Attendance Options (Based on Student Preference):
  • Weekly format: students need to attend the onsite class once every week. (One weekday 6:30-8:00 PM)

  • Professional format: students need to attend the onsite class once every semester. (One Weekend - Friday/Saturday/Sunday)

If you apply through us, you will get $100 Credits once you get enrolled into the program.

Tuition & Scholarships at Westcliff University

Master Programs (Weekly format) Tuition
  • Graduate credit hours are billed at $795/credit hour
  • Total Semester Estimate: $5,565 (6 regular credits + 1 CPT credit)
  • Total Annual Estimate: $16,695(3 semester per year: Fall + Spring + Summer)
  • Total Program Estimate: $34,185 (2.5 years - 6 semester + 1 semester break: 36 regular credit + 7 CPT credits)

Notes: Students at Westcliff can take one semester off after 3 continuous academic semesters. Students can also apply for CPT to intern/work during the break.

Master Programs (Professional format) Tuition
  • Graduate credit hours are billed at $855/credit hour
  • Total Semester Estimate: $5,985 (6 regular credits + 1 CPT credit)
  • Total Annual Estimate: $17,955 (3 semester per year: Fall + Spring + Summer)
  • Total Program Estimate: $36,765 (2.5 years - 6 semester + 1 semester break: 36 regular credit + 7 CPT credits)

Notes: Students at Westcliff can take one semester off after 3 continuous academic semesters. Students can also apply for CPT to intern/work during the break.

Doctorate Programs (Weekly format) Tuition
  • Graduate credit hours are billed at $855/credit hour
  • Total Semester Estimate: $5,985 (6 regular credits + 1 CPT credit)
  • Total Annual Estimate: $17,955 (3 semester per year: Fall + Spring + Summer)
  • Total Program Estimate: $62,415 (4.5 years - 10 semester + 3 semester break: 60 regular credit + 13 CPT credits)

Notes: Students at Westcliff can take one semester off after 3 continuous academic semesters. Students can also apply for CPT to intern/work during the break.

Doctorate Programs (Professional format) Tuition
  • Graduate credit hours are billed at $940/credit hour
  • Total Semester Estimate: $6,580 (6 regular credits + 1 CPT credit)
  • Total Annual Estimate: $19,740 (3 semester per year: Fall + Spring + Summer)
  • Total Program Estimate: $68,620 (4.5 years - 10 semester + 3 semester break: 60 regular credit + 13 CPT credits)

Notes: Students at Westcliff can take one semester off after 3 continuous academic semesters. Students can also apply for CPT to intern/work during the break.

Other Fees
  • Application (non-refundable) $50 one time <— We will waive it for you! Learn more>
  • Registration (non-refundable) $25 per semester
  • Student ID Card $10
  • Student ID Card Replacement $15
  • Enrollment Fee $100
  • Payment Plan Processing Fee $50
  • Late Tuition (New Students) $50 per week
  • Late Tuition (Continuing Students) $35
  • Returned Check $35
Scholarships
  • Distinguished Scholarships — up to $10,000
    • Awarded to a select number of students who demonstrate an aptitude for excellence, a grand vision for the future, and a keen sense of social responsibility to leave the world a better place when they are gone.
  • Scholarships for Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) — up to $5,000
    • Established for high-performing students who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in pursuit of a master’s/doctorate degree at Westcliff.
  • Building Leaders for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (BLEND) Scholarships — up to $2,500
    • Established for accomplished international students who are pursuing a degree at Westcliff in order to create a more inclusive world in their field of study.

Important Dates at Westcliff University

Program Start Dates

Fall 2023 Term 1    
  8/28/2023

Fall 2023 Term 2    
  10/23/2023

Spring 2024 Term 1    
  1/8/2024

Spring 2024 Term 2    
  3/4/2024

Summer 2024 Term 1    
  5/6/2024

Summer 2024 Term 2    
  7/1/2024

Every term is open for enrollment (6 enrollment windows in a academic year).

Application Deadline:

F1 transfer students (F1/OPT/CPT): 4 weeks before the first day of the term.

Others: 3 months before the first day of the term.

(If you miss the deadline, please contact us. We are the official recruitment partner of Westcliff, we can help you accelerate your application)

Westcliff University

Location:

  • Irvine, CA & Miami, FL

Tuition:

  • From $795 / credit hour
  • From $13,870 / year
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