Prepare for Success

The Pre-Sessional program provides students with the English and classroom skills they need to transition to academic life in the United States. You may enter the program in the spring, summer, or fall and progress into the Extended Accelerator Program.

Program Details

First-Year
Program Length
Program
Curriculum
Total Credits
Earned Toward
Degrees
Progression
Requirements
Progression
Into
VariesPlanned – all courses exclusive to Accelerator studentsNot applicableGrade of C or higherExtended Accelerator Program

Entry Requirements

To apply for the Pre-Sessional English add-on program at American University, you should have at least the following qualifications:

PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH 1 (1 semester)
GPATOEFL® for EntryIELTS for EntryPTE for EntryEIKEN for EntryiTEP for EntryOther Standardized Tests Required
Only one of the scores below required
3.0 (unweighted)605.0402A3.0None
PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH 2 (2 semesters)
GPATOEFL® for EntryIELTS for EntryPTE for EntryEIKEN for EntryiTEP for EntryOther Standardized Tests Required
Only one of the scores below required
3.0 (unweighted)504.536-39Pre-22.5None

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