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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.

Academic English is also available for students who would like to enter USC’s English Programs for Internationals (EPI) at the mid-point of Spring and Fall semesters. Students who are admitted at mid-point will have an 8.5-week term of English that may be extended as needed to meet IAP program entry requirements.


Program Information

  • First-Year Program Length Options:
    • 1 semester (17 weeks)
    • 8.5 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®: 60 or below
    • Minimum IELTS™: 6.5 – no subscore below 6.0
    • Minimum Pearson Versant™: 69 – no subscore below 54

 

Important Dates

Event  Summer 2018 Fall 2018
Payment Deadline  May 9, 2018 August 3, 2018
Move-in Date May 15, 2018 August 15, 2018
Program Start Date May 16, 2018 August 16, 2018

All dates may be subject to change.

 

Costs

Fee Entering Summer 2018 Entering Fall 2018
Tuition and Fees  $3,250 $6,500
Housing  $3,686 - $5,219 $3,686 - $5,219
Dining  N/A $1,788 - $1,980
Health Insurance  $2,000 $2,000
Total   $8,936 - $10,469  $13,974 - $15,699

All costs are displayed in U.S. dollars

Prices listed are per semester. Total costs will depend on program duration.