Pathway to UA

Conditional Admission + University Credit

This is an undergraduate conditional-admission program for students who:

  • Want to earn a bachelor’s degree at UA
  • Meet the academic qualifications for admission
  • Are non-native speakers of English who need to improve their English
  • Want to earn academic credit (14-17 hours) while completing the English requirement

To learn more and apply for admission to Pathway to UA, click here.

Semester Abroad at UA

English + University Credit

This is a one-semester (or longer) undergraduate study-abroad program for undergraduate students who:

  • Are enrolled in a university outside the USA
  • Are non-native speakers of English with limited proficiency
  • Want to study in the USA for 4-12 months, improve their English, and earn university credit

To learn more and apply for admission to Semester Abroad at UA, click here.

Conditional Admission

Undergraduate Study

Undergraduate conditional admission is for students who:

  • Want to earn an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree from The University of Alabama
  • Are non-native speakers of English who need to improve their language proficiency
  • Meet all academic admission requirements, except for English Proficiency

To learn more or to apply for conditional admission for undergraduate study, click here.

UA ELI at KGU

Graduate Study

Graduate conditional admission is for students who:

  • Want to earn a graduate (master’s or doctoral) degree from The University of Alabama
  • Are non-native speakers of English who need to improve their language proficiency
  • Meet the basic academic admission requirements except for English Language Proficiency

To learn more or to apply for conditional admission for graduate study, click here.

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Academic Advising

The ELI provides academic advising for its students who wish to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees, whether at The University of Alabama or at another college or university. Academic advising includes information and assistance regarding how to select and apply to colleges and universities.

Concurrent University Study

ELI students who are interested in taking undergraduate courses for credit at UA may qualify for concurrent enrollment (i.e., taking a combination of ELI and undergraduate courses at the same time) by satisfying one of the requirements found in Appendix 3 of the ELI Student Handbook. See the ELI Student Handbook (available on the Forms Page) or speak with the ELI Academic Advisor for more information.

It also may be possible for ELI students in Levels 4, 5, or 6 to gain valuable experience by visiting an undergraduate course at UA while they are studying English. Permission to do this is given to students who are doing satisfactory work in their ELI classes and is dependent on obtaining the professor’s permission.