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International Accelerator Program

Academic English

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

As an Academic English Student:

You complete the Academic English program and can transition into the Extended Accelerator Program and start working toward your degree.

Program Information

  • Available to: Students at both the undergraduate and graduate level*
  • First-Year Program Length Options: 1 semester (17 weeks)
  • Program Curriculum: Planned
  • Credits Earned Toward Degrees: Not applicable
  • Progression Requirements: Successful completion of the Academic English program (GPA + Levels)

*Note: Progression into the summer semester is not available for graduate students. 

Entry Requirements

  • GPA Requirement: 2.5
  • One of these scores:
    • Minimum TOEFL®: Below 60
    • Minimum IELTS™: Below 5.0
    • Minimum iTEP: Below 3.0 
  • GPA Requirement: 3.0*
    • *MSEM and MIHTM GPA requirement: 2.5
  • One of these scores:
    • Minimum TOEFL®: Below 74
    • Minimum IELTS™: Below 6.0
    • Minimum iTEP: Below 4.0 


Important Dates and Costs

Please find more information on the Important Dates and Costs here. 


Undergraduate Progression Details 

Following completion of your 8 week session you will progress into the program that is right for you depending on your academic background and English-language proficiency.

Anticipated Program Program Duration  GPA Requirement English Language Requirement
International Direct Directly Enrolled/Degree-seeking 3.0 IELTS 6.5 or Equivalent 
Academic Accelerator 2 Semesters 2.5 IELTS 5.5 or Equivalent 
Extended Accelerator 3 Semesters  2.5 IELTS 5.0 or Equivalent 

*All students will be tested upon arrival to confirm program duration.  

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