This program will develop skills necessary for study in graduate level programs specifically for non-native English speakers. Topics include academic writing, reading, research, presentation skills, academic classroom culture, and advanced note-taking skills.
For direct admission into the Graduate Preparation Program, applicants are required to submit one of the following:
a) a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT, score of 71 (scores should be no more than two years old at the time of application) with each section being no lower than:
b) a minimum International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) academic score of 6.0 (scores should be no more than two years old at the time of application) with each section being no lower than 5.0.
Students with no test scores or scores below the requirement will be tested and placed in the UESL Program.
Students complete a culminating project at the end of the quarter. Students must receive a B or higher in each course to meet the language requirement for the graduate program.