Programs at Colorado State University

Programs

INTO Colorado State University programs

Direct admission to Colorado State University

Undergraduate

  • Do you have a TOEFL score of 79+, IELTS score of 6.5+ or PTEA score of 53+?
  • Do you have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or above?

If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to CSU.

Graduate

  • Do you have a TOEFL score of 80 iBT, IELTS score of 6.5+ or PTEA score of 58+?
  • Do you have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or above?
  • Have you taken the GRE/GMAT?

If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to CSU.

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Pathway and English language programs

INTO CSU's Undergraduate and Graduate Pathway programs are ideal for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation before continuing to a degree program at a US university. INTO CSU's English language programs are for students who want to become confident English speakers by studying at a US university.

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Undergraduate Pathway Programs

Undergraduate Pathway in Agricultural Sciences

Leads to a variety of undergraduate degrees including Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Environmental Horticulture, Equine Science, Horticulture or Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: from $18,150 (1-Semester Pathway), $31,560 (2-Semester Pathway), $40,500 (3-Semester Pathway)
2018-19: from $18,510 (1-Semester Pathway), $32,190 (2-Semester Pathway), $41,310 (3-Semester Pathway)
Careers: Agricultural Scientist, Animal Scientist, Environmental Horticulturist, Equine Scientist, Crop Analyst, Natural Resource Economist, Soil and Crop Scientist, Viticulturist or Enologist
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: 3-Semester Pathway: High school diploma with 2.3 GPA
2-Semester Pathway: High school diploma with 2.3 GPA
1-Semester Pathway: High school diploma with 2.3 GPA and Math 117 (College Algebra in Context I) or passed the CSU Mathematics Placement Exam at the equivalent level
English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 40 or Password 5 or completion of Level 2 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Password 6 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 75 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 50 or Password 7 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 80% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Undergraduate Pathway in Business Administration

Leads to one of the many undergraduate business degrees in Applied Computing Technology, Business Administration or Economics at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: from $18,150 (1-Semester Pathway), $31,560 (2-Semester Pathway), $40,500 (3-Semester Pathway)
2018-19: from $18,510 (1-Semester Pathway), $32,190 (2-Semester Pathway), $41,310 (3-Semester Pathway)
Careers: Manager, Accountant, Business Analyst, Entrepreneur, Financial Advisor, Investment Banker, or Marketing Specialist
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: 3-Semester Pathway: High school diploma with 2.3 GPA with no lower than a C average in all Math courses
2-Semester Pathway: High school diploma with 2.3 GPA with no lower than a C average in all Math courses
1-Semester Pathway: High school diploma with 2.3 GPA with no lower than a C average in all Math courses and test out of Math 118 (College Algebra in Context II) on the CSU Mathematics Placement Exam
English Language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 40 or Password 5 or completion of Level 2 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Password 6 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 80% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Undergraduate Pathway in Computer Science

Leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: from $18,150 (1-Semester Pathway), $31,560 (2-Semester Pathway), $40,500 (3-Semester Pathway)
2018-19: from $18,510 (1-Semester Pathway), $32,190 (2-Semester Pathway), $41,310 (3-Semester Pathway)
Careers Computer Systems Specialist, Programmer, Systems Analyst, or Web Developer
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: High school diploma with 2.3 GPA with no lower than a C average in all Math courses
English Language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 40 or Password 5 or completion of Level 2 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Password 6 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 80% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Undergraduate Pathway in Dance

INTO CSU now offers a Dance Undergraduate Pathway, this Pathway is designed to help students prepare to study in the dance degree at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, May
Fees: 2017-18: from $18,150 (1-Semester Pathway), $31,560 (2-Semester Pathway), $40,500 (3-Semester Pathway)
2018-19: from $18,510 (1-Semester Pathway), $32,190 (2-Semester Pathway), $41,310 (3-Semester Pathway)
Careers: Professional Dancer, Choreographer, Artistic Director, Studio Owner, Conservatory or School Faculty, Dance Critic, Dance Therapaist, Arts Manager, Producer, Musical Theater Director
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: High school diploma with 2.3 GPA and audition
English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 40 or Password 5 or completion of Level 2 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Password 6 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 80% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English  course.

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Undergraduate Pathway in Engineering

Leads to one of the many Bachelor of Science degrees in the College of Engineering including Biomedical, Chemical and Biological, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Engineering Science, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: from $18,150 (1-Semester Pathway), $31,560 (2-Semester Pathway), $40,500 (3-Semester Pathway)
2018-19: from $18,510 (1-Semester Pathway), $32,190 (2-Semester Pathway), $41,310 (3-Semester Pathway)
Careers: Biological Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Computer Systems Specialist, Drafter, Electrical Engineer, Environmental Engineer, or Mechanical Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: High school diploma with 2.3 GPA with no lower than a C average in all Math courses
English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 40 or Password 5 or completion of Level 2 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Password 6 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 80% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

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Undergraduate Pathway in General Studies

Leads to a variety of bachelor’s degrees in the colleges of Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Natural Resources and Natural Sciences. An Undergraduate Pathway in General Studies is ideal for students who need more time to explore the many degree options that Colorado State University has to offer.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: from $18,150 (1-Semester Pathway), $31,560 (2-Semester Pathway), $40,500 (3-Semester Pathway)
2018-19: from $18,510 (1-Semester Pathway), $32,190 (2-Semester Pathway), $41,310 (3-Semester Pathway)
Careers: Administrative Healthcare Professional, Anthropologist, Artist, Economist, Fire or Emergency Services Administrator, Interior Designer, Landscape Architect, Journalist, Musician, Nutritionist, Political Scientist, Social Worker, and more…
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: High school diploma with 2.3 GPA
English Language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 40 or Password 5 or completion of Level 2 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Password 6 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 75 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 50 or Password 7 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 80% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

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Undergraduate Pathway in Languages, Literatures and Cultures - French, German or Spanish

Leads to a bachelor’s degree in Languages, Literatures and Cultures with choice between French, German or Spanish.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: from $18,150 (1-Semester Pathway), $31,560 (2-Semester Pathway), $40,500 (3-Semester Pathway)
2018-19: from $18,510 (1-Semester Pathway), $32,190 (2-Semester Pathway), $41,310 (3-Semester Pathway)
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: High school diploma with 2.3 GPA
English Language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 40 or Password 5 or completion of Level 2 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Password 6 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 75 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 50 or Password 7 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 80% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

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Undergraduate Pathway in Mathematics

Leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: from $18,150 (1-Semester Pathway), $31,560 (2-Semester Pathway), $40,500 (3-Semester Pathway)
2018-19: from $18,510 (1-Semester Pathway), $32,190 (2-Semester Pathway), $41,310 (3-Semester Pathway)
Careers: Mathematician, Statistician, Actuary, Math Teacher, other opportunities in fields such as Computer Science, Finance, Biomathematics, Cryptography, Operations Research
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: High school diploma with 2.3 GPA with no lower than a C average in all Math courses
English Language:  3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 40 or Password 5 or completion of Level 2 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Password 6 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 80% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

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Undergraduate Pathway in Sciences

Leads to a variety of Bachelor of Science degrees in the colleges of Health and Human Sciences, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: from $18,150 (1-Semester Pathway), $31,560 (2-Semester Pathway), $40,500 (3-Semester Pathway)
2018-19: from $18,510 (1-Semester Pathway), $32,190 (2-Semester Pathway), $41,310 (3-Semester Pathway)
Careers: Biochemist, Biologist, Chemist, Geologist, Physicist, or Zoologist. Colorado State University’s science undergraduate degrees also provide excellent preparation for graduate study in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Veterinary Medicine.
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: High school diploma with 2.3 GPA with no lower than a C average in all Math courses
English Language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 40 or Password 5 or completion of Level 2 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Password 6 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Level 3 with a minimum 80% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course

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Graduate Pathway Programs

Agricultural Sciences

Graduate Pathway in Extension Education (M.EXT.ED)

Leads to a coursework-only Master of Extension Education degree at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: August (2-Semester Pathway)
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100 
2018-19: 2-Semester Pathway from $29,680
Careers: With interdisciplinary courses combining theory and practice, the Extension Education curriculum can be tailored to suit your specific professional goals and interests – whether in the field of Extension Education or other professions requiring community education and public contact.
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree with a 2.75 GPA
English Language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 76 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 51 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Business

Graduate Pathway in Master of Business Administration

Leads to an Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: January (1-Semester Pathway), August (2-Semester Pathway)
Fees: 2017-18:1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100
2018-19:1-Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680 
Careers: Financial Advisor, Financial Manager, Healthcare Administrator, Human Resources Manager, Investment Banker, IT Manager, Management Accountant, Management Analyst, Management Consultant, Marketing Manager, Nonprofit Manager, Operations Manager, Public Accountant, Research Analyst
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: 2-Semester Pathway: Undergraduate degree with a 2.75 GPA including 1 Semester College Algebra (B- or better) or equivalent placement on the CSU Math Placement Exam and 1 Semester of College Microeconomics (with equivalent US C or better)
1-Semester Pathway: Undergraduate business degree with a 2.75 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 76 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 51 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 86 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English

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Graduate Pathway in Computer Information Systems

Leads to a Master of Computer Information Systems at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18:1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680
Careers: Applications Programmer, Database Administrator, IT Director, Microcomputer Specialist, MIS Manager, Network Manager, Programmer Analyst, System Consultant
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: 2-Semester Pathway: Undergraduate degree with a 2.75 GPA including 1 semester of College Algebra (B- or better equivalent grade) or equivalent placement on the CSU Mathematics Placement Exam (MPE) 1-Semester Pathway: Undergraduate degree with a 2.75 GPA including Statistics or Calculus or equivalent undergraduate course (B- or better equivalent grade)
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 76 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 51 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 86 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Finance

This leads to the Master of Finance degree.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18:1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680
Careers: The Graduate Pathway in Math is designed to help students prepare to study in the Master of Finance degree program at CSU.
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: 2-Semester Pathway: Undergraduate degree with a 2.75 GPA including 1 semester of College Algebra or equivalent placement on the CSU Mathematics Placement Exam (MPE)
1-Semester Pathway: Undergraduate degree with a 2.75 GPA including Statistics or Calculus I or equivalent undergraduate course (B- or better equivalent grade) and Microeconomics
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 76 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 51 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 86 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 58 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Global Social Sustainable Enterprise MBA

Leads to a Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise Master of Business Administration at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: January (1-Semester Pathway), August (2-Semester Pathway)
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100 
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680
Careers: Entrepreneur, creator and/or operator of a nonprofit or for-profit startup, nongovernmental organization, or multinational company that champions social and environmental objectives while delivering solid returns on investment
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree with a 2.75 GPA and 3 to 5 years of post-graduate job experience focused on entrepreneurship, international enterprises, or socially conscious work and submission of a resume and cover letter describing your passion for social entrepreneurship or socially conscious work
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 76 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 51 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 86 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Graduate Pathway in Chemical Engineering

Leads to a Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: August
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100 
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680
Careers: Chemical Engineer, College Professor, Plant Manager, Production Engineer, Research Scientist, Technical Writer
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering or closely related engineering discipline with a 2.75 GPA in math, sciences and technical courses
English language:  2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English< Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering

Leads to a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Structural Engineering at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: Approximately 9 months
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100 
2018-19: 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680
Careers: Civil Engineer, Contractor, Design Engineer, Instructor, Research Assistant, Structural Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering discipline with a 2.75 GPA in math, sciences and technical courses
English language: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering - Water Resources

Leads to a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Water Resources at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100
2018-19: 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680
Careers: Civil Engineer, Contractor, Design Engineer, Instructor, Research Assistant, Water Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering discipline with a 2.75 GPA in math, sciences and technical courses
English language: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Computer Engineering - Computer Architecture/Embedded Systems

Leads to a Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Computer Engineering at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100 
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680
Careers: Aerospace Engineer, Automotive Engineer, College Professor, Military Officer, Pilot, Power Company Manager, Production Engineer, Systems Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related engineering discipline with a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA in math, sciences and technical courses
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English; Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Computer Engineering - Computer Engineering

Leads to a Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Computer Engineering at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100 
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680
Careers: Aerospace Engineer, Automotive Engineer, College Professor, Military Officer, Pilot, Power Company Manager, Production Engineer, Systems Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related engineering discipline with a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA in math, sciences and technical courses
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Electrical Engineering - Control Systems

Leads to a Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680              
Careers: Aerospace Engineer, Automotive Engineer, College Professor, Electrical Engineer, Military Officer, Pilot, Power Company Manager, Production Engineer, Systems Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related engineering discipline with a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA in math, sciences and technical courses
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Computer Engineering - High Performance Computing

Leads to a Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100 
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680
Careers: Aerospace Engineer, Automotive Engineer, College Professor, Electrical Engineer, Military Officer, Pilot, Power Company Manager, Production Engineer, Systems Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related engineering discipline with a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA in math, sciences and technical courses
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering - Robotics: Robot Control

Leads to a Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100 
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680
Careers: Aerospace Engineer, Automotive Engineer, College Professor, Electrical Engineer, Military Officer, Pilot, Power Company Manager, Production Engineer, Systems Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related engineering discipline with a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA in math, sciences and technical courses
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering - Robotics: Vision

Leads to a Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100 
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680
Careers: Aerospace Engineer, Automotive Engineer, College Professor, Electrical Engineer, Military Officer, Pilot, Power Company Manager, Production Engineer, Systems Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related engineering discipline with a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA in math, sciences and technical courses
English language: 1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Electrical Engineering - Semiconductor Devices and Processing

Leads to a Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100 
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680
Careers: Aerospace Engineer, Automotive Engineer, College Professor, Electrical Engineer, Military Officer, Pilot, Power Company Manager, Production Engineer, Systems Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related engineering discipline with a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA in math, sciences and technical courses
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering Additional Areas of Study

Leads to a Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Electrical or Computer Engineering at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100 
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680
Careers: Aerospace Engineer, Automotive Engineer, College Professor, Electrical Engineer, Military Officer, Pilot, Power Company Manager, Production Engineer, Systems Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related engineering discipline with a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA in math, sciences and technical courses
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 52 or Password 7 or completion Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Mechanical Engineering

Leads to a Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: Approximately 9 months
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway from $29,100
2018-19: 2-Semester Pathway from $29,680
Careers: Aerospace Engineer, Automotive Engineer, College Professor, Electrical Engineer, Military Officer, Pilot, Power Company Manager, Production Engineer, Systems Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related engineering discipline with a 2.75 GPA including a number of prerequisite courses
English language:

TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Liberal Arts

Graduate Pathway in English - Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language (TEFL/TESL)

Leads to an MA degree in English - Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language (TEFL/TESL) at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: Approximately 4 months
Start dates: August
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730
2018-19: 1-Semester Pathway from $17,060
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree with a 2.75 GPA
English language: TOEFL 75 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 51 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses 

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Languages, Literatures and Cultures - French

This Pathway program lead to French graduate degree where students will continue expanding their knowledge of the language as well as the literature and cultures associated with the language.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: August
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680              
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree with a 2.75 GPA and statement of purpose in French and biographical statement in English
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Languages, Literatures and Cultures - Spanish

This Pathway program lead to Spanish graduate degree where students will continue expanding their knowledge of the language as well as the literature and cultures associated with the language.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680              
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree with a 2.75 GPA and statement of purpose in Spanish and biographical statement in English
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Natural Resources

Graduate Pathway in Greenhouse Gas Management and Accounting

The Pathway leads to a degree that enables students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds to develop the skills needed for emerging professions associated with agriculture and forestry systems.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: August (2-Semester Pathway); January (1-Semester Pathway)
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680              
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree with a 2.75 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Tourism Management

The Graduate Pathway in Tourism Management is designed to prepare students for graduate-level degree studies and professional opportunities in the dynamic field of sustainable tourism management, one of the world's fastest-growing economic segments.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: August (2-Semester Pathway), January (1-Semester Pathway)
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680              
Careers: Gain the skills and knowledge needed to start your own tourism enterprise or obtain upper-management positions in public, commercial, or nonprofit sectors providing tourism services at local, national, and international levels.
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree with a 2.75 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Natural Sciences

Graduate Pathway in Applied Statistics

This leads to the Master of Applied Statistics degree, which emphasizes the practical application of statistics.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: August (2-Semester Pathway), January (1-Semester Pathway)
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680              
Careers: The degree will help students advance their career by teaching them how to apply statistical procedures to industries such as high-tech, medical and pharmaceutical, and others.
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: 2-Semester Pathway: Undergraduate degree with  2.75 GPA in technical courses and math courses; Calculus II or equivalent
1-Semester Pathway: Undergraduate degree with 2.85 GPA in all math, statistics, and technical courses; Linear Algebra or Calculus III or equivalent; at least one upper-division statistics course
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 86 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 58 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Computer Science

This Pathway will lead to a degree where students will learn and research artificial intelligence, software engineering, networks and security, high performance computing, distributed systems, bioinformatics, computer vision, big data and human-computer interaction.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: January or August
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100 
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or closely related discipline with a minor in Computer Science or having taken a number of prerequisite courses or their equivalent with 2.75 GPA out of 4.0
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 52 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Mathematics

This leads to the Master of Science in Mathematics degree at Colorado State University.

Key course facts
Course length: 2-Semester Pathway: approximately 9 months
1-Semester Pathway: approximately 4 months
Start dates: August (2- and 1-Semester Pathway), January (2-Semester Pathway)
Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester Pathway from $16,730, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,100
2018-19: 1 Semester Pathway from $17,060, 2-Semester Pathway: from $29,680              
Careers: The degree will help students advance their career in mathematics.
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: Undergraduate degree in Mathematics with a 2.75 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 48 or Password 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 75% in all graded courses
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 52 or Password 7 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with a minimum 85% in all graded courses

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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English Language Programs

Academic English

Academic English is designed for students who do not meet the English language entry requirements for an Undergraduate or Graduate Pathway or for direct admission to the University. Upon successful completion of Academic English, students may progress to an INTO CSU Pathway program or apply directly to Colorado State University.


Key course facts
Course length: Two 15-week terms and one 7-week term in Fall and Spring, one 13-week term and one 7-week term in Summer, and one 4-week Pre-Academic term in Summer
Start dates: January, February, May, June, July, August, October
Fees: 2017-18: $4,140-$8,280
2018-19: $4,265-$8,530
Entry requirements
Age: 16 years and above
Academic: High School Diploma
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Cost estimates 

Rates are estimates and subject to change. There are two main semesters per academic year (Fall, Spring), each about 16 weeks long with a shorter Summer semester of 12 weeks.

Tuition for Academic Programs 2017-18

Program 1-Semester 2-Semester 3-Semester
Undergraduate Pathway Program $18,150 $31,560 $40,500 
Graduate Pathway Program $16,730 $29,100 NA 

Tuition for Academic Programs 2018-19

Program 1-Semester 2-Semester 3-Semester
Undergraduate Pathway Program $18,510 $32,190 $41,310 
Graduate Pathway Program $17,060 $29,680 NA 

Tuition for Academic English 2017-18

Cost Description: 4 Weeks 8 Weeks 12 Weeks 16 Weeks 
Academic English (Fall, Spring)  ------ $4,140 -----  $8,280
Academic English (Summer)
 ------  ------ $8,280  -----
Pre-Academic Program $2,375  ------   ------  -----

Tuition for Academic English 2018-19

Cost Description: 4 Weeks 7 Weeks 14 Weeks
Academic English (Fall, Spring)  ------ $4,265 $8,530
Academic English (Summer)
 ------  ------ $8,530
Pre-Academic Program $2,445  ------   ------

Housing and Dining Services for Academic English 2017-18

Housing Type 4 Weeks  8 Weeks 12 Weeks 16 Weeks
Standard Double Room (Fall or Spring) ------ $4,600 ------ $7,925
Designed Single Room (Fall or Spring)  ------  $5054  ------  $8,715 
Corner Double Room (Fall or Spring)  ------ $5,129  ------  $8,845 
Extended Single Room (Fall or Spring)  ------ $5,129  ------  $8,845 
Suite-style, Double Room w/Shared Bathroom (Summer Only) $2,557 $5,119 $5,865 N/A 

Housing and Dining Services for Academic English 2018-19

Housing Type Fall 2018  Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Standard Double Room (Fall or Spring) $8,165 $8,165  ------
Standard Single Room (Fall or Spring) $9,110 $9,110  ------
Suite-style, Double Room w/Shared Bathroom (Summer Only) ------  ------  $6,040 

Deposits 2017-18

Program Tuition Housing
Academic English (including foundations) $2,000 $2,000
Pathway Program $2,000
$2,000
Academic English + Pathway $2,000
$2,000 

Deposits 2018-19

Program Tuition Housing
Academic English (including foundations) $2,000 $2,000
Pathway Program $2,000
$2,000
Academic English + Pathway $2,000
$2,000 

Miscellaneous Fees and Expenses 2017-18


Fee/Expense One Time Per Semester
(16 Weeks)
Per Term AE
(8 Weeks)
International Express Mail Fee  $100  ------  ----
Student Medical Insurance* ------  $975  $555
Books and Supplies* ------  $600  $300
Airport Pick-up for 1 Friend or Family Member** $100  ------  ------

Miscellaneous Fees and Expenses 2018-19

Fee/Expense
One Time   Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
International Express Mail Fee  $100  ------  ------  ------
Student Medical Insurance* ------  $975  $975  $975
Books and Supplies* ------  $624  $624  $624
Airport Pick-up for 1 Friend or Family Member** $30  ------  ------  ------

* Estimates only
** Airport Pick-up is included for the student

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