INTERLINK A.C.E. at Seattle Pacific University


Program Description

Study English in the USA at INTERLINK A.C.E. at Seattle Pacific University.

INTERLINK A.C.E. at Seattle Pacific University is located in Seattle, Washington, USA. Seattle Pacific University is a small, private university located in a safe residential neighborhood, just a few minutes north of downtown Seattle. INTERLINK A.C.E. students spend 20 hours a week in intensive English language class and 5 or more hours in optional elective classes. Students may choose to live with a host family or off campus apartments. This institute also offers the Super Intensive and Flex programs, which include tutoring. The Mission at INTERLINK A.C.E. at Seattle Pacific University is to provide students with the language skills, cultural knowledge and experience they need to use English to effectively communicate in academia and the workplace and to provide opportunities for personal growth. Upon successful completion of the INTERLINK A.C.E. program, students are able to:

  • speak English more fluently
  • write effective essays
  • understand spoken and written English
  • understand different cultures
  • apply and improve their critical thinking skills
  • conduct research and report findings in English
  • engage in group work and in team activities
  • use the Internet, email, and computer technology

Program Cost

Fees may change without notice. Rates are based per session. One INTERLINK A.C.E. session is 5 weeks, which is equal to half of the SPU quarter.

*Fees do not include additional one-time $100 INTERLINK A.C.E. application fee. Express Mailing of I-20 form by courier service is available for additional $65. Tutoring is available for the Intensive program for an additional $750 per session. **Student Services fee includes campus based services. ***Housing fees are approximate for 5 week sessions and vary depending on choice of homestay, hostel, or private apartment. SPU dormitory may be available in June, July and August, but cannot be guaranteed. Fee will be set when and if dormitory is available. ****Meal budget is approximate and will vary based on use of host family meals, on-campus cafeteria, or self-catering in apartments. Meals are included with homestays. *****All students are required to have valid health insurance. Students must purchase health insurance through INTERLINK A.C.E. Fees listed above cover the student during the 5-week session. Students may purchase additional coverage for vacation periods. View our health insurance plan here. (Exceptions will be made for students who have a scholarship with their government and can provide a valid Financial Guarantee and insurance card.) Application Fee $100 application fee is required at the time of application. It is non-refundable. Deferral, Cancellation and Refund Policy "Deferral" means that prior to arrival, a student asks INTERLINK A.C.E. to defer their studies to a later start date. A $50 deferral fee will be charged for each deferral. “Cancellation” means a current INTERLINK A.C.E. student registers and prepays for a session but later decides not to attend. To cancel, contact the INTERLINK A.C.E. office before classes begin. Full refunds are given for cancellations before the start of session, however a $250 cancellation fee will be charged. Refunds can be applied to future tuition and fees. No refunds are given after the session has started. If the cancellation and refund policy changes, INTERLINK A.C.E. will follow the policy under which the student made payment. Financial Documentation for F-1 Visa Students The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requires that students have sufficient financial resources to meet school and living costs while in the U.S. The student, parents, or a sponsor must provide a current bank statement or an official letter from a bank verifying sufficient funds. Housing Requests In Seattle, INTERLINK A.C.E. can refer you to a variety of housing options so you can choose the one that best fits your needs. To arrange your housing, carefully review the Housing Options at and then apply directly to the provider as early as possible. Housing requests must be made at least 4 weeks before the student's proposed arrival. Courier Mailing Fee Students may request to have acceptance materials and I-20 sent by courier mail service. There will be an additional charge of $65 for courier mail service. All applications received less than 30 days before the student's requested start date will be sent by courier mail service. Other Expenses Students should expect to buy books at a cost of $50-$150 per session. Students should budget additional money for personal expenses such as travel or entertainment. These expenses will vary. Payment of Fees INTERLINK A.C.E. will accept payment by traveler's check, personal check drawn on a U.S. bank, cashier's check, credit card, or wire transfer. To pay by wire transfer you must add a $30 wire transfer fee to the amount invoiced. Age Requirement Students aged 17 and older may enroll in an INTERLINK A.C.E. Language Institute. Students younger than 17 should contact INTERLINK A.C.E. for information on youth programs.Calendar *Applications after the deadline may be considered individually on a space available basis, as time permits for visa processing. Flex Start Policy: INTERLINK A.C.E. may accommodate students with special entry date needs. The INTERLINK A.C.E. sessions closely match the schedule of the university location during the school year. During the summer, there is more variation to the schedules, due to shorter university summer terms.

Intensive Program Tuition (5 weeks)* $1800
Flex Program Tuition (5 weeks)* $2100
Student Services** $150
Housing Estimate*** $750 - $1100; varies
Meal Estimate**** $400 - $700; varies
Health Insurance***** $175
Approximate Total $3275 - $4225
2017 A.C.E. Application Deadlines*
Summer 2017 Session 1 May 11 - June 23 April 11
Summer 2017 Session 1 June 8 - July 14 May 8
Summer 2017 Session 2 July 13 - August 18 June 13
Summer 2017 Session 3 August 17 - September 15 July 17
Fall 2017 Session 1 September 21 -October 27 August 21
Fall 2017 Session 2 October 26 - December 6 September 26
Last updated Nov 2017

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The American Consortium of Universities (ACU) facilitates international student admission to graduate and undergraduate programs at its member institutions, which offer a wide range of excellent academic programs and services. Assistance to students in achieving fluency in English and adjusting to the new academic and cultural environment is provided by the INTERLINK centers on each campus. Read less
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