The Academic English Program

Advance your English skills before beginning your program! Enroll in an 8 or 16-week Intensive English program to best prepare you for success. The 16-week option allows you to jump-start your English for a semester before entering your degree track.

Benefits to you:

  • Start early, finish early: Upon meeting the required internal English testing level on campus, gain an earlier start towards your degree track. Students have the opportunity to retest their English at the end of the eight weeks and to potentially accelerate the completion of their degree program.
  • No test score required: An English test score is not mandatory to start. Receive a full offer for Academic English and be placed into the appropriate level class upon arrival. If you do have a test score, you will receive a full packaged academic offer when applying.
  • Build confidence: The fall season marks the start of new beginnings. Live and thrive on campus for eight weeks this October. The additional time on campus will help you adjust to your new home and achieve academic success.

Program Details

First-Year Program Length Program
Earned Toward
1 semester* (8-week session)

*Additional semester may be required based on your English-language proficiency.

Important Dates

Session 1
8 Weeks / 16 Weeks
Spring 2019 Summer 2019* Fall 2019
 Payment Deadline January 1, 2019 May, 8, 2019 August 5, 2019
Move-in Date January 15, 2019 May 22, 2019 August 19, 2019
Program Start Date January 16, 2019 May 23, 2019 August 20, 2019

*Summer terms are 11 weeks and only offered in session 1


Session 2
8 Weeks
Spring 2019 Fall 2019
 Payment Deadline March 6, 2019 October 2, 2019
Move-in Date March 20, 2019 October 16, 2019
Program Start Date March 21, 2019 October 17, 2019

Academic English Program Costs

8 Weeks 16 Weeks
 Tuition and Fees* $4,000 $8,000
Housing  $4,400 $8,840
Health Insurance* $525 $675
Total $8,925 $17,515

* Prices are subject to change

Starting Your Fall Semester Studies? You May Be Eligible for a Discount.

We are delighted to offer a fee reduction with early tuition payment.* Students enrolled in the fall semester may be eligible for the following discounts:

  • Option 1: Students who pay their full balance by May 3rd will lock in last year’s tuition. They will also receive an exclusive academic year discount: Undergraduate students will receive $1,500 off their tuition, while postgraduate students will receive $500.
  • Option 2: Students who pay their full balance by May 31st, will lock in last year’s cost for tuition only. Pricing will rise after this date.

*Students on payment plans are not eligible. Students participating in the 2–3 term pre-sessional bundle are not eligible. Please note that this offer is only valid for students participating in fall intake.

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