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

Students in Short-Term Programs at Saint Michael's register for 12-16 credits each semester. That's typically 3 or 4 courses.


  • August to December
  • January to May
  • May to August

English-Language Level

  • Students who score a 550 on the paper-based TOEFL (PBT) or a 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (IBT), are eligible to study in the Undergraduate Program.
  • Students who score 510-549 on the paper-based TOEFL (PBT) or a 64-78 on the internet-based TOEFL (IBT), will be placed in the 2nd Level of the Academic English Progam (AEP2). In the AEP2 a student will have 2 content courses and 2 courses in Academic English (advanced writing, study skills).
  • Students who score 480-510 on the paper-based TOEFL (PBT) or 54-64 on the internet-based TOEFL (IBT), will be placed into Academic English Program: Level 1 (AEP1). In the AEP1 a student will take 3 advanced English courses and one content course.
  • Students who score below 480 on the paper-based TOEFL (IBT) or 53 on the internet-based TOEFL (IBT) will be placed in the Intensive English Program (IEP). There are 5 levels of the IEP.
  • Students who choose not to take an English proficiency exam will be placed in the Intensive English Program (IEP) and will be tested upon arrival.

University Credit

To apply

You must provide the following:

  • Application
  • University transcripts
  • English-language test results (For students wishing to take academic courses)
  • Financial Certification

Included in Programs: On-campus housing in student residence, Full Board, Health Insurance, Airport Transfer, Ski and Culture Passes (for AEP and Undergraduate students. IEP students may purchase passes at discounted rates), Linen Service, Most Activities, Faculty Advising.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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