Calusa Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, disability, or prior military service in administration of its educational policies, admission, employment, educational programs, or activities. The University’s administrative staff is responsible for the coordination of nondiscrimination efforts and the investigation of employee and student complaints.
In accordance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 5 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Calusa Institute admits all qualified applicants regardless of age, sexual preference, religion, national origin, race, creed, marital status, mental limitation, disability or ethnic origin.
All applicants must submit a completed admission application and provide official academic transcripts or records from a previous higher educational institution(s). Failure to comply may result a delay in enrollment at the Institution or loss of academic credit. The institution recruits and admits domestic and international students who have demonstrated the potential to complete Calusa’s academic programs successfully. Motivation and interest to succeed are considered in addition to the applicants’ academic qualifications.
Students are accepted to Calusa Institute on a provisional basis pending the submission of all required documentation, which includes:
- Application Form – All applicants must complete the Application Form. The form can be requested from the Office of Admissions or downloaded off the Institution website: www.cal-usa.com . The Application Form must be completed thoroughly in order to be processed.
- Application Fee – All applicants must pay the non-refundable application fee ($50.00) together with the submission of the Application Form. Non-payment of the application fee may delay processing of the application or render the application as withdrawn.
- Proof of Graduation – All applicants must provide proof of completion of high school education by submitting a copy of high school diploma or recognized equivalency certificate.
If high school education is completed outside the U.S., applicants must either: (a) provide a foreign transcript evaluation verifying U.S. high school equivalency; or (b) request Calusa to process a foreign transcript evaluation and pay the transcript evaluation fee ($85.00). Documents submitted to the Institute in support of student’s application become the property of the Institution. The documents cannot be returned or forwarded.
- Personal Identification – All applicants must submit a copy of two (2) evidences of personal identification such as state driver’s license, government-issued identification card, passport, visas, or any government issued photo identification; and at least one (1) of these must contain a photo of the applicant.
- Admissions Application – All applicants must complete the Admissions Application Form. The form can be requested from the Office of Admissions or downloaded off the Institution website: www.cal-usa.com. The Admissions Application Form must be completed thoroughly in order to be processed.
- Application Fee– All applicants must pay the non-refundable application fee ($50.00) together with the submission of the Admissions Application Form. Non-payment of the application fee may delay processing of the application or render the application as withdrawn.
- Proof of Graduation – Applicants must provide proof of completion of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized higher-education institution (e.g., accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the equivalent), such as an official transcript.
If bachelor’s degree is completed outside the U.S., applicants must either: (a) provide foreign transcript evaluation verifying U.S. bachelor degree equivalency from an approved evaluation agency; or (b) request Calusa to process foreign transcript evaluation from an approved evaluation agency in which case the applicant pays the transcript evaluation fee ($85.00). Documents submitted to the Institution in support of student’s application become the property of the Institution. The documents cannot be returned or forwarded.
- Personal Identification – All applicants must submit copies of two (2) evidences of personal identification such as a State driver’s license, government-issued identification card, passport, visas, or any government issued photo identification; and at least one of these must contain a photo of the applicant.
Petition for Readmission
The Institute requires all candidates who applied in prior years to complete the PETITION FOR READMISSION FORM. Any student who has withdrawn or has been dismissed from the University who wishes to return must submit a PETITION FOR READMISSION FORM to the Office of Admissions. The application must be accompanied by the non-refundable readmission fee of $50.00.
Transfer Credit Policy
NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND DEGREES
The transferability of credits you earn at Calusa Institute is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree you earn in the educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits or degree that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Calusa Institute to determine if your credits or degree will transfer.
For example, if you entered the Institution as a freshman, you may still be a freshman if you enter another college or university at some time in the future, even though you earned credits here at the Institution. In addition, if you earn a degree in our Bachelor of Management Science and/or Master of Science in Computer Information Systems program, it may not serve as a basis for acceptance to an advanced degree program at another college or university. Transferability of credit always rests with the receiving institution. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm whether or not credits will be accepted by another school.
Calusa Institute does not imply, promise, or guarantee transferability of its credits to any other institution. This statement is provided in accordance with California Bureau for Private Postsecondary (BPPE) and Vocational Education Reform Act Section 94816(b), January 1, 1998.
Admissions for International Students
Calusa Institute is open to admit international students who are qualified and express interest in completing the programs of study offered by the school. Visa services include issuance of the applicant’s Form I-20 to support application for U.S. student visa.
In addition to the admission and English Proficiency requirements and procedures mentioned earlier, international students must comply with immigration laws and regulations of the United States provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
International students must submit the following:
- Foreign transcript evaluation of their academic credentials issued by an evaluation agency recognized and approved by Calusa Institute. At their discretion, international students may request the Admissions Office to coordinate the issuance of foreign transcript evaluation.
- Bank statement that shows adequate funds to support tuition and fees at least for the first year of their program of study.
- Photocopy of Passport
- Mailing fee ranging from $50 to $70 (non-refundable) depending on the student’s country of origin. This fee is required for international students being issued new I-20s only. It is not required for F-1 transfer-in students or students with existing I-20s from other originating schools.
- Other documents as may be required by the United States immigration agencies.
Tuition & Fees
Students are required to pay tuition and fees during registration. Cash, money orders, credit cards, and personal local checks are acceptable modes of payment.
|BSMS Program Tuition per unit||$260.00*|
|MSCIS Program Tuition per unit||$320.00*|
|Application Fee (Non-Refundable, One-Time)||$50.00|
|Student Tuition Recovery Fund (Non-Refundable, One-Time)||$2.50/1000**|
|Registration Fee Non-Refundable, per quarter term)||$30.00|
|Late Registration Fee||$35.00|
|Student’s ID Card fee (per issue)||$20.00|
|Foreign Transcript Evaluation Fee||$85.00|
|Transcript Fee (per issue)||$20.00|
|Returned Checks Fee||$25.00|
* Tuition rates may be adjusted in accordance with academic policies and regulations approved by the school.
** Effective April 1, 2022, each qualifying institution shall collect an assessment of two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges, rounded to the nearest thousand dollars, from each student in an educational program who is a California resident or is enrolled in a residency program. For institutional charges of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or less, the assessment is zero dollars ($0).