Study English and gain admission to an undergraduate degree or graduate degree program at an American university with the English Language Center (ELC) University Pathways Program. Our Program is offered throughout the year and combines General English courses and/or test preparation courses with personalized college counseling and specialized academic services. International students in the Pathways Program select an Intensive English Course with 30 lessons per week or a Semi-Intensive Plus Course with 24 lessons per week, and may include Cambridge Exam Preparation, IELTS, or TOEFL courses as part of their studies. Students can receive a conditional letter of acceptance (to participating universities) prior to arrival at ELC and/or a TOEFL waiver once they have achieved the required level of English. In addition, students who wish to study at one or more ELC school can split their time between ELC Los Angeles, ELC Boston, and/or ELC Santa Barbara.
| YOUR ACADEMIC JOURNEY|
|COURSE CONTENT||UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS|
|BEGINNER||Improve your English in ELC’s General English courses.||Grammar, conversation skills and reading & writing.||Prepare to enter the University Pathways Program at the low intermediate level.|
|LOW INTERMEDIATE||Continue your studies at ELC and begin meeting with your academic advisor.||Grammar, conversation skills, reading & writing and electives.||Begin meeting with your academic advisor to discuss your university interests and determine which courses you should take at ELC to help you gain admission into a university.|
|HIGH INTERMEDIATE||Continue your studies at ELC and begin the university selection process.||Grammar, conversation skills, reading & writing and electives or Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL Preparation||Meet with your academic advisor to decide the universities that you will apply to. Your advisor will provide you with the information you need to begin the application process. You will meet with your advisor regularly.|
|LOW & UPPER ADVANCED||Continue your studies at ELC and finalize documents needed to gain admissions to the universities to which you are applying.||Grammar, conversation skills, reading & writing and electives or Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL Preparation||Submit applications to the universities to which you are applying.|
ELC has established a growing network of colleges and universities throughout the United States to better help you attain your educational goals
Our university network includes:
|PROGRAM|| ACADEMIC SEMESTER|
12, 16, or 20 weeks
| ACADEMIC YEAR|
24, 36, or 48 weeks
| UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS|
|LESSONS||30 or 24 lessons per week (50-minute lessons)|
|COURSES||Intensive 30, Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL, or Intensive 24|
|PRICES||Same prices as General English Courses|
|DATES||Begin on any Monday. See General English Courses for official start dates.|
Cambridge, IELTS, and TOEFL course availability, dates, and duration vary by school.
|No additional fee|
Academic Programs special services vary by program. Please contact ELC for additional details.
|$150 one-time fee|
|*$175 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged|