Pre-Sessional English

Prepare for English Language Classrooms

Many international students want some help feeling more comfortable learning in English full-time. The Pre-Sessional English program gives you the language training and support you need to study confidently in U.S. classrooms at Adelphi.

Once you complete the Pre-Sessional English program, you’ll move into the Extended Accelerator program and start earning credits towards your undergraduate degree.

Program Details

First-Year
Program Length
Program
Curriculum
Credits
Earned Toward
Degree
Progression
Requirements
Progression
Into
1 semester*
(14-week sessions)
Planned – all courses exclusive to Adelphi International students
Not applicable Completion of ITEP Level 3 and pass all courses with 80% or higher Extended Accelerator

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

Entry Requirements

To apply for the Pre-Sessional English add-on program at Adelphi University, you should meet the following qualifications:

GPA Requirement Minimum TOEFL® Minimum IELTS™ iTEP
Only one of the scores below required
2.5 < 60 < 5.0 <3.0
Anticipated Pre-Sessional Program Duration: TOEFL iBT® IELTS™ iTEP
Pre-Sessional 1 Term 50 – 59 4.5 2.5 – 2.9
Pre-Sessional 2 Terms 40 – 49 4.0 2.0 – 2.4
Pre-Sessional 3 Terms 30 3.5 1.5 – 1.9

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

Important Dates

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 26, 2019
Program Start Date January 16, 2019 May 23, 2019 August 26, 2019

Costs per semester

Spring 2019 Summer 2019 Fall 2019
 Tuition and Fees (1 semester) $8,039 $8,039 $7,730
Housing $4,559 – $6,500 $4,877 $4,384 – $6,250
Dining $2,158 $700 $2,075
Health Insurance*  $2,000  $2,000  $2,000
Total $16,756 – $18,697 $15,616 $16,189 – $18,055

*Health insurance coverage lasts for three consecutive semesters.

In the summer semester dining and housing options may be limited and costs may vary during this semester. 

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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