Admissions Requirements | CBD College | Los Angeles


At CBD College, we believe that the admissions process is one of the most important first steps in achieving your future career. We want to make sure that you feel comfortable and confident in your decision to join our student body. We encourage you to bring your family, to ask questions and we promise to be honest in our answers and provide you with as much information as possible.


  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent1, or completed Associate, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.
  • Have an interview with an Admissions Representative.
  • Meet with the Interview Team, if applying to AAS Degree programs.
  • Provide essay/questionnaire, if applying to AAS Degree programs.
  • Present valid government picture ID.
  • Pass the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Examination (SLE) Test.
  • Pass the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Examination (SLE) Test and Wonderlic Advanced Skills Test (WAST), if applying to AAS Degree programs.

To be eligible for admission to the Distance Education program, an applicant must first meet the minimum admission policies, as described above.

  • In addition to meeting the minimum admission policies, each applicant must meet have a phone interview with an Admissions Representative;
  • Be a resident of the state of California;
  • Present an electronic copy of a valid government issued ID card to their Admissions Representative; and
  • Pass an online orientation course verifying hardware, software, and computer literacy requirements, confirming the ability to be successful in a virtual classroom environment.
  • Ability to use web browsers, various search engines, and library databases
  • Ability to enter Uniform Resource Locators (URLs)
  • Ability to download and save files from the Internet, install software, and use virus protection
  • Be able to complete online forms; participate in discussion boards, chats, and messengers
  • Be able to cut or copy and paste, use spell-check, and save files in different formats
  • Be familiar with web-based email, including sending and receiving attachments
  • Ability to manage files and folders (save, name, copy, move, backup, rename, delete, check properties)
  • Computer with at least 100MB free space, 2GB RAM, and 16 Bit sound card
  • Access to Internet Service – Broadband (cable/DSL recommended)
  • Printer
  • Keyboard, mouse/trackpad, speakers, and microphone
    o Internal or external webcam
  • Monitor that will display 1024×768 or 1280×720 minimum resolution, with 32-bit color graphics
  • Windows 7 or above, or Mac 10.10 or above
  • Google Chrome 30, Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, or Internet Explorer 10.
  • Java, JavaScript, and cookies must be enabled in browser.
  • Pop-up blocking software may need to be disabled
  • PDF reader – Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (free download at
  • Adobe Flash Player, latest version (free download at
  • Microsoft Word, or word processing software that can save files in the .doc or .docx format. OpenOffice is acceptable: free software is available at and it is required to save files in .doc or .rtf format.

Arbitration Agreement and Class Action Waiver Information

CBD College requires, as a term of enrollment, that students agree to resolve any legal disputes with the school through binding arbitration. Because the student and CBD College agree to this in advance, it is sometimes called a “pre-dispute arbitration agreement.” Both CBD College and students waive any right to a jury trial as part of that agreement. In addition, as a term of enrollment, students agree to waive their right to enter into a class action lawsuit or class arbitration against the school. CBD College’s arbitration and class action waiver are applicable to all students, for all legal claims, regardless of the type of claim, or whether the student finances their education using Federal Student Aid funds like Direct Loans.

The Department of Education (ED), requires that CBD College disclose specific additional information about how the arbitration agreement and class action waiver impact students who borrow money through the Federal Direct Loan program or use Title IV Federal Student Aid funds to pay for their educational program, when the claim relates to the making of the Direct Loan, or the educational services that it pays for.

  • If the student borrows money to pay for school through the Federal Direct Loan program, CBD College cannot require the borrower to participate in arbitration or any internal dispute resolution process offered by the institution prior to filing a borrower defense to repayment application with ED. Student borrowers can file borrower defense applications at any time.
  • CBD College cannot, in any way, require students to limit, relinquish, or waive their ability to pursue filing a borrower defense claim at any time. This means that CBD College will not ask a student borrower to agree not to file a borrower defense claim with ED.
  • Any arbitration that is commenced based on the student and CBD College entering into the pre-dispute arbitration agreement, “tolls” the limitations period for filing a borrower defense to repayment application. This means that if a student borrower wanted to file a borrower defense claim with ED but they are going through the arbitration process, they will have additional time to file. Generally the time to file with ED will be extended for the same amount of time as it takes for the borrower’s claim in arbitration to be resolved. This ensures that a borrower can still file a borrower defense claim, even if the deadline for filing has passed, if the student is pursuing their claim in arbitration.

When new students enroll at CBD College, they will receive a detailed arbitration agreement and class action waiver that will provide additional information about the applicable rules, responsibility for fees, and other rights and conditions.

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