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Anyone planning on pursuing a higher education may find that it is invaluable to take preparatory year courses. These classes will prepare you for what will be expected of students in an actual undergrad program.  

Students who pursue a Master generally spend one to two years in the enhanced study of their chosen field. This program is taken after receiving a bachelor’s degree, and available areas of study include science, law, technology, finance, social sciences and the arts.

The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.

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Southern Arkansas University

SAU-ESL is a program at Southern Arkansas University that prepares students with a low level of English for full participation in the university degree programs. ... [+]

SAU-ESL is a program at Southern Arkansas University that prepares students with a low level of English for full participation in the university degree programs.

Why SAU-ESL? Very affordable Easy transition to undergraduate and graduate programs without TOEFL or IELTS Conditional admission to undergraduate and graduate programs Located on the beautiful campus of Southern Arkansas University (SAU) All ESL students are full-time SAU students with full access to all university facilities and services (gym, swimming pool, cafeteria, health services, library, student clubs) 18 hours of instruction per week across 5 different levels Students of all levels and ages are welcome to apply Professional and friendly instructors with a command of one or more foreign languages Curriculum Academic Calendar Spring 2018 (in progress) January 5, 2018 - placement test and ESL student orientation January 8-9, 2018 - class registration January 10, 2018 - classes begin March 2, 2018 - midterm tests & grades March 19, 2018 – March 25, 2018 - Spring break May 3, 2018 - end-of-semester progress test, exit test May 4, 2018 - semester ends Summer 2018 (application deadline is May 13, 2018) May 29, 2018 - placement test, ESL student orientation, class registration May 30, 2018 - classes begin June 27, 2018 - end-of-level progress test, exit test June 28, 2018 - summer session ends Fall 2018 (application deadline is August 12, 2018) August 20, 2018 - placement test and ESL student orientation August 20-21, 2018 - class registration August 22, 2018 - classes begin October 12,... [-]
USA Magnolia
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
Easton Country Day School

Easton Country Day School’s (ECDS) High School program strives to develop well-rounded students capable of performing at the most competitive universities. ... [+]

High School Program

Easton Country Day School’s (ECDS) High School program strives to develop well-rounded students capable of performing at the most competitive universities.

We strive to accomplish our mission by:

Keeping our classes small so that each student receives plenty of individual attention. Employing only highly qualified and remarkably dedicated teachers whose exceptional skills are put to their best use. Integrating multi-leveled courses, together with an individualized hands-on, problem-solving approach to academics. Maintaining an active partnership with parents in setting and adhering to standards of conduct and attitude that reflect well on our collective belief in social responsibility. ... [-]
USA Easton
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Saint Michael's College

International students are welcome to study at Saint Michael's for periods of just one semester, or one year. ... [+]

Short-Term Studies + Non-Degree Programs

International students are welcome to study at Saint Michael's for periods of just one semester, or one year.

Program Options: Full Academic Program: Study up to four courses of your choice in any subject. Academic English: For students who plan to attend a US university and need to improve their English. Advanced English courses offered along with academic content courses. Full credit programs are available. Intensive English: For students who wish to improve their English-level. Five levels offered. Benefits include: Non-Degree students enjoy the same status on campus as Degree Students Programs last one semester or one year University credit is offered for all courses in full academic and Academic English programs. Programs are available throughout the year, including summer All English-language abilities are welcome English-language test (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) is not required ... [-]
USA Burlington
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Boston School of Modern Languages

This program is designed for advanced-level students who want to prepare for entry to an American university, to pursue an academic career, or simply to improve their gen ... [+]

This program is designed for advanced-level students who want to prepare for entry to an American university, to pursue an academic career, or simply to improve their general academic English. It is also recommended for those with a high level of English who are seeking challenging coursework that includes current topics in several academic fields.

The University Preparation Program is a twelve-week super intensive course. Students must complete BSML level 311, or have completed an advanced level at another school in order to be eligible for it.

In this program, students are introduced to college-level texts and assignments. There is an emphasis on reading comprehension, essay writing, and academic vocabulary. While learning how to do reading and writing assignments, students continue to improve their fluency in English by making presentations, learning how to ask questions correctly, and working together with classmates on team projects. Essential study skills such as note taking and summarizing are also included in the course.... [-]

USA Boston
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 36 weeks
Campus
Rays Online College Credits, John Zepp Academy Foundation Inc.

Rays Online College Courses offers online English courses, each equivalent to a 3-credit American course. Courses last for nine weeks, and most students take two courses ... [+]

Rays Online College Courses offers online English courses, each equivalent to a 3-credit American course. Courses last for nine weeks, and most students take two courses over the nine-week period as a full student load.

ROCC English courses have two objectives. The first is to prepare students for either the TOEFL or IELTS examinations required for transfer into foreign universities. The second is to acquaint students with the types of English they will encounter in English-medium universities, such as listening to lectures, reading university textbooks, or writing academic papers.

Courses include: Communications I – Listening, Communication II – Speaking, Readings in the Humanities and Sciences, Readings in the Social Sciences, English Composition, Academic Writing, Business English, Linguistics, Literature, Idioms and Expressions, Etymology and Word Derivations. All courses are taught by professors of first-language status, and who have either higher degree qualifications, or certificates and long experience teaching English internationally.... [-]

USA USA Online
November 2019
Online
California State University Sonoma

The Sonoma State American Language Institute (SSALI) offers students the opportunity to improve their English quickly in a supportive, family-like environment on the Sono ... [+]

The Sonoma State American Language Institute (SSALI) offers students the opportunity to improve their English quickly in a supportive, family-like environment on the Sonoma State University campus located in beautiful northern California.

Why Choose SSALI? Strong academic program and university skills preparation Discounts for qualified students! University Pathway options Conditional Admission Enrollment in university classes for qualified students TOEFL waiver for study at Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College Professional, well-educated faculty Class sizes of 8-15 students Diverse student population Service learning and volunteering opportunities Organized social activities with Sonoma State University students Safe, friendly environment ... [-]
USA Rohnert Park
September 2020
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
University of Southern California School of Pharmacy

The Advanced Clinical Excellence in Pharmacy Program (hereafter “ACEPP”), administered by the USC School of Pharmacy and the International Academy, offers select graduate ... [+]

Overview

The Advanced Clinical Excellence in Pharmacy Program (hereafter “ACEPP”), administered by the USC School of Pharmacy and the International Academy, offers select graduates from accredited overseas universities a comprehensive and practical pathway to a U.S. pharmacy license. The ACEPP includes:

Highly-tailored preparatory program (English, TOEFL, and FPGEE) to support FPGEC certification; Customized education and training program designed specifically for internationally-trained pharmacists to gain experience in U.S. healthcare environments; Structured didactic and clinical skills training opportunities; Experiential opportunities aimed at strengthening clinical and patient skills. Successful completion of the non-degree ACEPP will result in Fellows achieving 1,500 hours as well as position themselves to take the NAPLEX and state licensing examinations. Fellows will interact closely with the USC School of Pharmacy faculty, administrators and students, expanding their professional networks while immersing themselves in a dynamic, pharmacy-specific professional and academic environment. ACEP Preparatory Program ... [-]
USA Los Angeles
September 2020
Full-time
1 - 4 semesters
Campus
Summer at Smith College

This one-week College Admission Workshop is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors to give promising young women like you the best practices, guidance and to ... [+]

July 19—25, 2020

As you start thinking about applying to college, there are clear ways to make your applications—and yourself—stand out. Learn the latest insights and insider expertise from admission professionals about how to succeed in the application process.

This one-week College Admission Workshop is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors to give promising young women like you the best practices, guidance and top tips for successfully navigating the college application process. Your instructors are Smith's professional admission staff, as well as visiting admission officers from other top-ranked colleges and universities.... [-]

USA Northampton
July 2020
7 days
Campus
Hawaii Tokai International College

Students who enter HTIC with limited English proficiency are enrolled in the College Preparatory Program. This five-level, integrated learning program emphasizes English ... [+]

Students who enter HTIC with limited English proficiency are enrolled in the College Preparatory Program. This five-level, integrated learning program emphasizes English as a Second Language (ESL) studies within the framework of liberal arts subject matter in a challenging, hands-on setting. Students who successfully complete the skills-based College Preparatory Program may apply to enter the Liberal Arts Program.

The College Preparatory Program

The College Preparatory Program is an academic English language curriculum designed for non-native English speaking students who lack the necessary skills to immediately pursue an Associate in Arts degree at HTIC. Courses within this curriculum introduce students to academic English and assist them to develop the skills necessary to succeed in an American institution of higher education.... [-]

USA Kapolei
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Totino-Grace High School

The Totino-Grace Engineering Institute will intellectually engage and challenge students with a rigorous curriculum that includes coursework focused on engineering, as we ... [+]

Engineering Institute Totino-Grace Engineering Institute E3: Experiential Engineering Education

The Totino-Grace Engineering Institute will intellectually engage and challenge students with a rigorous curriculum that includes coursework focused on engineering, as well as exposure to the field of engineering through program components occurring outside of the classroom.

Institute Components College-Prep Curriculum with emphasis on Math and Science and will also include critical thinking, public speaking, and collaborative project-based learning skills. Required Courses in Math and Science as well as three semesters of Engineering-specific coursework. Seminars and Enrichment Activities including lectures, field trips and presentations outside the classroom. Mentorship Opportunities with professionals in Engineering careers. Internship/Field-Experience providing significant first-hand experience in various areas of Engineering. Co-Curricular Activity center around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) opportunities. Capstone Project which culminates the student's experience within the Institute. Global Perspective through innovative international Engineering connections. ... [-]
USA Fridley
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Full-time
3 years
Campus
Mid Michigan College

Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC)’s LUCES Academy is an exciting and unique program designed to help international students transition into American college academic ... [+]

Mid Michigan Community College : LUCES Academy

(LUCES = Learning and Understanding Content to Empower Success!)

Description

Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC)’s LUCES Academy is an exciting and unique program designed to help international students transition into American college academic life by bridging the gap between traditional ESL programs and regular academic class. All LUCES Academy courses are taken for college credit, mix international and domestic students, and have the same learning outcomes as the regular sections of the same courses. The difference is that the LUCES courses are taught by specially trained faculty who make the content more accessible to non-native English speakers. MMCC’s LUCES Academy is the perfect place for who do not want to come to America just to study in ESL courses but who also might not quite be ready for regular college course. If this is you, you’ll find MMCC’s LUCES Academy is the place for you to transition to American college academic life.... [-]

USA Harrison Mount Pleasant
September 2020
Full-time
Campus