Pathway Program

Pathway Program

A Pathway to the University

Students who meet all university undergraduate admission requirements EXCEPT minimium language test scores, may be eligible for the Pathway Program. Pathway students are required to take one (1) semester of “Pathway” classes in their freshman (first) year: 

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Prospective undergraduate students interested in applying to the Pathway Program need to apply at the University Undergraduate Admissions.

Pathway classes

Pathway classes are credit-bearing academic English classes that will help students improve academic language skills during their first year of undergraduate studies.

  • ESL 08110 ESLI:Academic Reading Skills (3 credits)
  • ESL 08111 ESLII:Academic Writing Skills (3 credits)
  • ESL 08112 ESLIII:Oral Presentation Skills (3 credits)

Semester 1:

  • Pathway classes (9 credits)
  • Additional freshman level classes (3 - 6 credits)

Semester 2:

  • Foundations of College Writing (3 credits)
  • Additional freshman level classes (9 - 12 credits)

The Pathway classes are offered for undergraduate credit only.

Eligibility Requirements

  • University undergraduate academic admission requirements, AND
  • One of the following language requirements:
    • TOEFL score between 70-78 OR
    • IELTS score of 5.5 (with a minimum writing score of 5.0) OR
    • Successful completion of Level 5 in the IELP with a Minimum score of 500 on IELP Exit Test

Unique Components of the Pathway Program

Students begin working on their bachelor’s degree while improving their academic English

  • Students receive university admissions letter and I-20
  • Students may be able to complete their bachelor’s degree in four years
  • Students receive the extra support of a strong learning community