The Pre-Sessional English Language program, delivered through American University’s English Language and Training Academy (ELTA), is designed to improve students’ comprehension and ability to take rigorous academic courses in the English language.


First Year Program Length Program Curriculum Credits Earned Toward Degree Progression Requirements Progression Into
Varies Preset (all closed courses) None Successful completion of the qualifying level in ELTA with a grade of B or higher in each course MAP


*Students accepted to the Pre-Sessional English program will not be able to enter the Kogod School of Business or the School of International Service.

Entry Requirements

GPA TOEFL® for Entry IELTS for Entry
           Only one of the scores below required
3.0 68 5.5

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