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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 iTEP: 2.5 or below 

Important Dates

Event Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020
Application Deadline December 5, 2019 April 20, 2020 July 13, 2020
Payment Deadline  December 24, 2019 May 5, 2020 August 12, 2020 
Move-in Date January 7, 2020 May 19, 2020 August 12, 2020
Program Start Date January 8, 2020 May 20, 2020 August 13, 2020

All dates may be subject to change.


Estimated Costs

Subject  Cost per semester
Tuition* $6,700
Fees** $200

*Tuition is set by the University Board of Trustees each year and is subject to change. 

**Standard fees include visa processing, airport pick-up, tutoring as needed, signature student experiences, academic counseling and support, etc. 


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