Programs at The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Programs

Direct Undergraduate Admission to The University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Do you have a TOEFL score of 77 or IELTS score of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 on each section or a PTEA score of 51?
  • Do you have at least a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale?
  • The degree program you select may have additional requirements with which you must comply.

If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Direct Graduate Admission to The University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Do you have a TOEFL score of 80, IELTS score of 6.5 or PTEA 53?
  • Do you have at least a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale? 
  • The degree program you select may have additional requirements with which you must comply, including completion of Academic English Level 5.

If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

If you do not meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply below to an Undergraduate Pathway, Graduate Pathway or Academic English program.

Time is running out to apply for Fall classes! Deadline is July 28.

Undergraduate Pathway Programs, Graduate Pathway Programs and Academic English

INTO UAB's Undergraduate Pathway 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.

Academic English is an intensive English program for students who want to become confident English speakers before enrolling in a Pathway program or applying directly to UAB.

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Undergraduate Pathway Programs

Undergraduate Pathway in Business

This Pathway program leads to a bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Industrial Distribution, Information Systems, Management, Marketing.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: $13,520 (1-Semester Pathway), $23,460 (2-Semester Pathway), $31,075 (3-Semester Pathway)
Careers: Manager, Accountant, Financial Advisor, Business Analyst, Investment Banker, Marketing Specialist, Entrepreneur, Supply Chain Manager, Logistics Manager
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: High school diploma with minimum 2.0 GPA
English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 41+ or completion of Academic English Level 3 or Password overall Level 5
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Academic English Level 4 or Password overall level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 77 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 51

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

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Undergraduate Pathway in Computer and Information Science

This Pathway program leads to a bachelor's degree in Computer and Information Science.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: $13,520 (1-Semester Pathway), $23,460 (2-Semester Pathway), $31,075 (3-Semester Pathway)
Careers: IT Consultant, Computer Systems Specialist, Programmer, Systems Analyst, Web Developer, Mobile Applications Developer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: High school diploma with minimum 2.0 GPA
English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 41+ or completion of Academic English Level 3 or Password overall Level 5
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Academic English Level 4 or Password overall level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 77 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 51

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

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Undergraduate Pathway in Engineering

This Pathway program leads to a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: $13,520 (1-Semester Pathway), $23,460 (2-Semester Pathway), $31,075 (3-Semester Pathway)
Careers: Biomedical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Materials Engineer, Mechanical Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: High school diploma with minimum 2.0 GPA
English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 41+ or completion of Academic English Level 3 or Password overall Level 5
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Academic English Level 4 or Password overall level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 77 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 51

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

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Undergraduate Pathway in General Studies

This Pathway program leads to a bachelor's degree in African American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Digital Forensics, Education, English, French, General Studies, History, International Studies, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish or Theatre.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: $13,520 (1-Semester Pathway), $23,460 (2-Semester Pathway), $31,075 (3-Semester Pathway)
Careers: This pathway leads to a variety of career options depending on your choice of major.
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: High school diploma with minimum 2.0 GPA
English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 41+ or completion of Academic English Level 3 or Password overall Level 5
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Academic English Level 4 or Password overall level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 77 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 51

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

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Undergraduate Pathway in Pre-Nursing

This Pathway program leads to a bachelor's degree in Nursing.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: $13,520 (1-Semester Pathway), $23,460 (2-Semester Pathway), $31,075 (3-Semester Pathway)
Careers: Emergency Room Nurse, Operating Room Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Coordinator, Research Assistant/Nurse
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: High school diploma with minimum 2.0 GPA
English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 41+ or completion of Academic English Level 3 or Password overall Level 5
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Academic English Level 4 or Password overall level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 77 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 51

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

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Undergraduate Pathway in Public Health

This Pathway program leads to a bachelor's degree in Public Health.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: $13,520 (1-Semester Pathway), $23,460 (2-Semester Pathway), $31,075 (3-Semester Pathway)
Careers: Health & Safety Manager, Public Health Analyst, Health Educator, Biostatistician, Research Analyst
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: High school diploma with minimum 2.0 GPA
English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 41+ or completion of Academic English Level 3 or Password overall Level 5
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Academic English Level 4 or Password overall level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 77 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 51

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

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Undergraduate Pathway in Science

This Pathway program leads to a bachelor's degree in Biology, Biomedical Sciences*, Chemistry**, Genetics and Genome, Neuroscience* or Physics.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: $13,520 (1-Semester Pathway), $23,460 (2-Semester Pathway), $31,075 (3-Semester Pathway)
Careers: Biologist, Chemist, Neuroscience Technician, Physicist
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: High school diploma with minimum 2.0 GPA
English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 41+ or completion of Academic English Level 3 or Password overall Level 5
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Academic English Level 4 or Password overall level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 77 or IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 51

*Highly competitive entry requirements

**Some chemistry courses may require upper-level prerequisite courses.

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

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Graduate Pathway Programs

College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Pathway in Computer and Information Science

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Computer and Information Science.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway from $25,480; 1-Semester Pathway from $14,660
Careers: Bioinformatician, Computer Graphics Developer, Parallel & Distributed Software Systems Developer, Motion Graphics Designer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics or related field with a 2.5 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53

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

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Graduate Pathway in Computer Forensics and Security Management

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Computer Forensics and Security Management.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway: from $25,480; 1-Semester Pathway: from $14,660
Careers: Graduates qualify for a variety of roles in criminal justice, computer and information sciences, information systems, information technology and forensic accounting.
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree (students without an undergraduate degree in computer science are required to take additional prerequisite courses) with a 2.5 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53

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

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Graduate Pathway in Public Administration

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Public Administration.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway from $25,480; 1-Semester Pathway from $14,660
Careers: Graduates qualify for a variety of roles such as leaders and managers in local, state and federal government positions and in nonprofit organizations.
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent with a 2.5 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53

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

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Collat School of Business

Graduate Pathway in Business Administration (MBA)

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Business Administration (MBA).

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway from $25,480; 1-Semester Pathway from $14,660
Careers: Marketing Professional, Manager, Accountant, Financial Services Representative, HR Specialist, Business Analyst
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent with a 2.5 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53

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

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School of Education

Graduate Pathway in Early Childhood Education

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Early Childhood Education.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway from $25,480; 1-Semester Pathway from $14,660
Careers: Early Childhood Educator or Teacher
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent with a 2.5 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 (16+ subscores) or IELTS 5.5 (5.5+ subscores) or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 (20 subscores in 3 sections) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 subscores in 3 sections) or PTEA 53

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

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Graduate Pathway in Special Education

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Special Education.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway from $25,480; 1-Semester Pathway from $14,660
Careers: Special Educator or Teacher
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree with or equivalent with a 2.5 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 (16+ subscores) or IELTS 5.5 (5.5+ subscores) or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 (20 subscores in 3 sections) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 subscores in 3 sections) or PTEA 53

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

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Graduate Pathway in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway from $25,480; 1-Semester Pathway from $14,660
Careers: English Language Teacher or TESOL Instructor
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent with a 2.5 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 (16+ subscores) or IELTS 5.5 (5.5+ subscores) or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 (20 subscores in 3 sections) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 subscores in 3 sections) or PTEA 53

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

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School of Engineering

Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Civil Engineering.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway from $25,480; 1-Semester Pathway from $14,660
Careers: Civil Engineer, Contractor, Design Engineer, Instructor, Research Assistant, Structural Engineer, Systems Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate engineering degree in civil, environmental, mechanical, structural, transportation or a related field with a 2.5 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53

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

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Graduate Pathway in Design and Commercialization

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Engineering for Design and Commercialization.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway from $25,480; 1-Semester Pathway from $14,660
Careers: Design Engineer, Materials Engineer, Systems Engineer, Product Designer, Innovation Manager, Project Manager
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree in engineering, biology, chemistry, mathematics or physics with a 2.5 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53

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

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Graduate Pathway in Electrical Engineering

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Electrical Engineering.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway from $25,480; 1-Semester Pathway from $14,660
Careers: Electrical Engineer, Project Engineer, Test Engineer, Design Engineer, Network Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate engineering degree in computer, electrical, electronic or computer science or related field with a 2.5 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53

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

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Graduate Pathway in Materials Engineering

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Materials Engineering.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway from $25,480; 1-Semester Pathway from $14,660
Careers: Mining Engineer, Materials Consultant, Project Engineer, Design Engineer, Operations Engineer, Research and Development Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate engineering degree in composites, manufacturing, materials, polymers or chemistry composites, physics or related field with a 2.5 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53

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

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Graduate Pathway in Mechanical Engineering

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway from $25,480; 1-Semester Pathway from $14,660
Careers: Analyst, Consultant, Educator, Mechanical Engineer, Product Designer, Research and Development Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate engineering degree in mechanical, mechanics, structural or related field with a 2.5 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53

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

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School of Health Professions

Graduate Pathway in Biotechnology

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Biotechnology.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway from $25,480; 1-Semester Pathway from $14,660
Careers: Graduates qualify for a variety of roles within life sciences, including: management, research and development, regulatory, marketing, and commercialization of biotechnology products.
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology or sociology with a 2.5 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53

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

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School of Public Health

Graduate Pathway in Public Health

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Public Health.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters
Start dates: January, August
Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway from $25,480; 1-Semester Pathway from $14,660
Careers: Health & Safety Manager, Public Health Analyst, Health Educator, Biostatistician, Research Analyst
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent with a 2.5 GPA
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53

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

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English Language Program

Academic English

The Academic English program at INTO UAB prepares you for university study in the US. This academically rigorous program provides high-quality English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at UAB. 

Key course facts
Course length: 1 semester (15 weeks for Fall and Spring semesters, 14 weeks for Summer semester)
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $6,850
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old and above
Academic: High school diploma
English language None; students will be assessed and placed upon arrival.

 

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Cost estimates 

Rates and estimates are subject to change. There are two main semesters per academic year (Fall, Spring) that are 15 weeks for AE students and 16 weeks for Pathway students, including Orientation. A shorter Summer semester is 14 weeks for AE students and 15 weeks for Pathway students, including Orientation.

Tuition for Academic Programs

Program 1 Semesters 2 Semesters
Undergraduate Pathway Program $24,250 $42,160
Graduate Pathway Program $18,950 $32,960

Tuition for Language Programs

Cost Description:                                 1 Semester 2 Semesters 3 Semesters
Academic English $7,550 $15,100 $22,650

Housing and Dining Services

Housing Option                                       
Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018
Undergraduate Double Room* $7,420 $7,420 $5,260
Graduate Private Bedroom/
Shared Bathroom Apartment**
$6,540 $6,540  $2,520

All on-campus housing options include break periods between semesters if a student is attending the following semester. Housing options for graduate students will vary.
* Includes meal plan as well as a linen package and housing between terms.
** Includes a $200 meal plan per semester.

Deposits 2017-18

Program Tuition Housing
Academic English $2,000 $2,000
Pathway Program $2,000
$2,000
Academic English + Pathway $2,000
$2,000

Insurance for entire length of program must be paid in full at time of deposit and is required for confirmation and I-20 generation.

Miscellaneous Fees and Expenses 2017-18


One Time Per Academic Term
International Express Mail $100 ------
INTO Insurance (estimated) ------ $1,210
Books (estimated) ------
$605
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