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International Accelerator Program

Pre-Sessional English

Prepare yourself for English-speaking classrooms with the Pre-Sessional English program. You will get the language support you need to feel more comfortable learning in English.

Program Information

First-Year Program Length: 17 weeks
Program Curriculum: Pre-Set Curriculum
Credits Earned Toward Degrees: 0
Progression Requirements: English-proficiency required to enter Advanced Master’s and Master’s Accelerator programs
Progression Into: Master’s Accelerator Program*

*Pre-Sessional students will progress into the Advanced Master’s Accelerator or the Master’s Accelerator depending on their English-language scores. The Pre-Sessional English summer program is only 8.5 weeks at a cost of $3,250.


Entry Requirements

To apply for the Pre-Sessional English add-on program at USC you should have at least the following qualifications:

GPA Requirement: 3.0
Only one of the scores below required:

  • Minimum TOEFL®: 60 for business; 50 for engineering
  • Minimum IELTS™: 5.0 for business; 4.5 for engineering

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