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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)
  • 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 29, 2-19
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.

 

Costs

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.