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France
ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
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University Pathways Program

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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
BEGINS HERE...
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.

UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS PROGRAM FACT FILE

  • Level requirements: To enter a university, students will need to acquire an advanced level of English while studying at ELC.
  • Course options: Any combination of Semi-Intensive Plus, Intensive, Cambridge Preparation, IELTS Preparation or TOEFL Preparation courses.
  • Age: 16+ (high school graduate)
  • Start dates: Start date depends on desired duration of study and university semester start date. Contact ELC for initial consultation with an academic advisor, minimum length of program is determined by your English level when you begin your studies at ELC.

ELC's UNIVERSITY NETWORK

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:

  • Santa Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Santa Monica College (Santa Monica, CA)
  • Seattle Central Community College (Seattle, WA)
  • Global Pathways at Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Assumption College
  • Bay State College (Boston, MA)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (Boston, MA)
  • California International Business University (San Diego, CA)
  • Cambridge College (Cambridge, MA)
  • Dean College (Franklin, MA)
  • El Camino College (Torrence, CA)
  • Fisher College (Boston, MA)
  • Full Sail University (Winter Park, FL)
  • Glendale Community College (Glendale, CA)
  • Highline Community College (Des Moines, WA)
  • Lasell College (Newton, MA)
  • Los Angeles City College (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Los Angeles Community College District
  • Los Angeles Film School (Hollywood, CA)
  • Los Angeles Southwest College (West Athens, CA)
  • Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA)
  • National Polytechnic College
  • New York Film Academy
  • Newbury College (Brookline, MA)
  • Pasadena City College (Pasadena, CA)
  • Pine Manor College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Quincy College
  • Southwestern Oregon Community College (Coos Bay, OR)
  • Unity College
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, MA)
  • West Los Angeles College (Culver City, CA)
  • Woodbury University (Burbank, CA)
  • Adelphi University (New York)
  • American University (Washington DC)
  • Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
  • Boston Architectural College (Boston, MA)
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Pierce College (Woodland Hills, CA)
  • University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
  • University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
  • Florida International University (Miami, FL)
  • Manhattan Institute of Management (New York, New York)

UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS PROGRAM SERVICES

As a student in the University Pathways Program you receive exclusive ELC Academic Services that help you apply to and gain entry into the college or university of your choice. Some of the services offered in the University Pathways Program are:

  • Pre-departure university admissions letter of acceptance
  • Students receive individual counseling from a designated ELC academic advisor, the advisor will help students apply and gain admission to the university of their choice
  • Direct-entry conditional acceptance (applicable to ELC’s university network) allow students to enter the university without a TOEFL or IELTS score
  • Opportunity to participate in an academic skills elective class
  • Receive and build an academic portfolio binder
  • University tours
  • On-campus meetings with university recruitment counselors
  • University information workshops hosted by ELC

UNIVERSITY PATHWAY STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

International students at any English level who have received at least a high school diploma may enter the Pathways Program in preparation for entry into an undergraduate degree program or graduate degree program. Depending on their level, students should begin their course at least 12 weeks before their proposed university entry date. Students may schedule to begin their Pathway Program any Monday.

UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS STUDENT CONDITIONAL LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE

Prior to beginning to study at ELC, international students entering the Pathways Program may request a conditional letter of acceptance from an ELC partner university or non-partner university. Conditional letters of acceptance allow students admission into the university of their choice after they have completed the required level of English at ELC. Conditional letters of acceptance are offered to international students who have met all non-English university requirements and are otherwise qualified for entry into an undergraduate degree program or graduate degree program once they achieve a required level of English. Every university offers a different combination of degrees and each has a different English level requirement to enter their degree programs as an international student.

UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS STUDENT TOEFL WAIVER

ELC partner universities may waive students’ TOEFL requirement after they complete their English education at ELC and achieve the required English level.

UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS ACADEMIC PROGRAM PRICES

PROGRAM ACADEMIC SEMESTER
12, 16, or 20 weeks
ACADEMIC YEAR
24. 36, or 48 weeks
UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS
12+ weeks
LOCATION ALL CENTERS
LESSONS 30 or 24 lessons per week (50-minute lessons)
COURSES Intensive, Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL, or Semi-Intensive Plus
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.
ACADEMIC
SERVICES
No additional fee
Academic Programs special services vary by program. Please contact ELC for additional details.
PATHWAYS
PLACEMENT
$150 one-time fee
*$150 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged
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Philip Boyer
France
ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
VIEW MORE