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 LengthProgram CurriculumCredits Earned Toward DegreeProgression RequirementsProgression Into
VariesPreset (all closed courses)NoneSuccessful completion of the qualifying level in ELTA with a grade of B or higher in each courseMAP


*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

GPATOEFL® for EntryIELTS for Entry
           Only one of the scores below required

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