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International Accelerator Program

Pre-Sessional English

Prepare yourself for English-speaking classrooms with this program, designed to give you strong language support so that you will feel more comfortable learning in English.

As a Pre-Sessional English Student:

Once you complete the Pre-Sessional English program, you can transition into the Extended Accelerator Program and start working toward your degree.

Program Information

  • First-Year Program Length Options: 1 semester (17 weeks)
  • Program Curriculum Planned – all courses exclusive to Accelerator students
  • Credits Earned Toward Degrees Not applicable
  • Progression Requirements Successful completion of the Pre-Sessional English program
  • Progression Into Extended Accelerator Program


Entry Requirements

  • GPA Requirement: 2.5
  • One of these scores:
    • Minimum TOEFL®: 50 or below
    • Minimum IELTS™: 4.5 or below 
    • Minimum Pearson Versant™: 45 and below 


Important Dates

Event  Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Application Deadline December 3, 2018 April 22, 2019
Payment Deadline  December 25, 2018 April 15, 2019
Move-in Date January 8, 2019 May 21, 2019
Program Start Date January 9, 2019 May 22, 2019

All dates may be subject to change.



Fee Entering Spring 2019 Entering Summer 2019
Tuition  $6,500 $3,250
Fees N/A N/A
Housing  $11,405 - $16,574 $11,405 - $16,574
Dining  $3,684 - $4,078 N/A
Health Insurance  $2,000 $2,000
Total  $20,339 - $25,902 $16,655 - $21,824

Note: Fees include technology fee, lab fees, immigration fees, application, orientation and testing fees; cultural and academic support

Department-specific fees are charged for Direct Admission students who are enrolled in many majors and vary from $200 to $1500 per semester.

Pre-sessional tuition is charged for each semester enrolled and includes all fees; insurance, housing and dining listed are full year prices.

Housing: Shared housing is not available in the summer semester. Price quoted includes a move to a single room for the summer

Dining: No dining plan is available for summer semester; amount listed covers only fall or spring semesters.