Pathway to UA

Pathway to UA

The University of Alabama

Do you want to begin an undergraduate degree at UA?

Are you a non-native speaker who needs to improve your English?

Do you want to earn academic credit while studying English?

If you answered yes to these questions,
the Pathway to UA is the program for you!

 

Program Information

Earn 12 – 18 hours of academic credit while improving your English.

Receive full admission to the undergraduate program after successful completion.

Begin in August or January.

 
Pathway to UA Information Sheet
 

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Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma with a minimum of 2.75 Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Minimum English proficiency:
    • Official test score:
      • TOEFL iBT 61 or IELTS 5.5 or PTE 44 or DET 90
    • ELI Placement Exam:
      • Level 5 or 6 in UA-ELI Intensive English Program

Note: A minimum level of English is not required for the Pre-Pathway Program. Students not meeting the minimum English requirement for Pathway to UA will study full-time intensive English until ready for admission.

 

Length of Study & Credit Earned

  • You will need one or two semesters to complete the program and begin full undergraduate study at The University of Alabama.
  • You will earn 12-18 hours of academic credit, will satisfy the UA English proficiency requirement, and will be ready for full-time undergraduate study.

 

One-Semester Program

Qualifications

To qualify for the One-Semester Program, you must be admitted into the Pathway to UA and meet one of the following English proficiency requirements.

  • iBT 70 or higher
  • IELTS 6.0 or higher
  • PTE 49 or higher
  • DET 105 or higher
  • ELI Placement in Level 5/6

 

Credits and Courses

Earn 12-15 academic credits. Each course has 3 credit hours.

  • ELC 110: Academic Speaking
  • ELC 111: Academic Writing
  • 1-3 other undergraduate courses

Optional: 1 intensive English course (no credit hours)

 

Tuition Cost

$15,125 for one semester

 

Completion Requirement

You must pass all classes with grades of C or higher. Each class may be repeated a maximum of one time.

Two-Semester Program

Qualifications

To qualify for the Two-Semester Program, you must be admitted into the Pathway to UA, and meet the  following English proficiency test requirements

  • iBT 61-69
  • IELTS 5.5
  • PTE 44-48
  • DET 90
  • ELI Placement in Level 5

 

Credits and Courses

Earn 15-18 academic credits. Each course is 3 credit hours.

During the 1st semester:

  • Take 1 undergraduate course
  • Take 2-3 intensive English courses (no academic credit)

During the 2nd semester:

  • Take 3-5 undergraduate courses
  • Optional: 1 intensive English course (no academic credit)

 

Tuition Cost

$23,217 for two semesters

 

Completion Requirement

Students in the Two-Semester Program must pass all classes with grades of C or higher. Each class may be repeated a maximum of one time.

 

Pre-Pathway Program

Qualifications

To qualify for the Pre-Pathway Program, you must be admitted the English Language Institute, and meet the  following English proficiency test requirements:

  • iBT 0-60
  • IELTS 0-5.0
  • PTE 10-42
  • DET 0-89
  • ELI Placement in Level 1-4

 

Credits and Courses

Take 3-4 intensive English courses (20-22 hours/week, no academic credit).

Study intensive English for 2-6 months (depending on your level of English).

Qualify for admission to Pathway to UA by completing ELI Level 4 with a 2.0 GPA or by obtaining one of the minimum test scores.

 

Tuition Cost

$2,205 per ELI session (6 or 8 weeks)

 

Completion Requirement

Students in the Pre-Pathway Program must pass all classes with a grades of C or higher.

For more information: info@eli.ua.edu | +1-205-348-7413