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 applicableCompletion of ITEP Level 3 and pass all courses with 80% or higherExtended 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 RequirementMinimum 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 Term50 – 594.52.5 – 2.9
Pre-Sessional 2 Terms40 – 494.02.0 – 2.4
Pre-Sessional 3 Terms303.51.5 – 1.9

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

Important Dates

Fall 2019Spring 2020Summer 2020
 Payment DeadlineAugust 5, 2019December 30, 2019May 6, 2020
Move-in DateAugust 19, 2019January 13, 2020May 20, 2020
Program Start DateAugust 20, 2019January 14, 2020May 21, 2020

Costs per semester

Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Summer 2020
 Tuition and Fees$8,360$8,360$8,360
Housing$4,495 – $6,935$4,495 – $6,935$5,070
Dining$2,210$2,210$700
Health Insurance* $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Total$17,065 – $19,505$17,065 – $19,505$16,130

*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. 

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