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International Year One in Pre-Nursing

International Year One in Pre-Nursing will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 126 credit hour program
  • 18 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 108 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 126 credit hour program
  • 11 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 115 credit hours remaining toward degree

Notes: Students are pre-nursing majors while in the Pathway program and their second year of study. They matriculate to nursing majors assuming the above requirements are met by the end of Year 2.

Course features

  • Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry.
  • Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university.
  • Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students.
  • Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway.
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Key facts

Course length: 1 - 3 Semesters
Start dates: January, May, August
Fees: From $14,030
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 50 or equivalent
Course options:
  • 1-Semester Pathway
  • 2-Semester Pathway
  • 3-Semester Pathway

Your course options

View detailed course content by selecting one of the options below:

This International Year One 1-Semester Pathway lasts six months and is designed for students who already have a higher level of English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 77 iBT, IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 51.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
21 August 2018 14 December 2018 1 Semester $14,030
2 January 2019 26 April 2019 1 Semester $14,030
1 May 2019 9 August 2019 1 Semester $14,030
20 August 2019 13 December 2019 1 Semester
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1 January 2020 24 April 2020 1 Semester
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Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
This International Year One 2-Semester Pathway lasts 12 months and is designed for students who have a moderate level of English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44+, Completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
21 August 2018 26 April 2019 2 Semesters $24,400
2 January 2019 9 August 2019 2 Semesters $24,400
1 May 2019 13 December 2019 2 Semesters
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12 August 2019 24 April 2020 2 Semesters
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1 January 2020 7 August 2020 2 Semesters
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Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
This International Year One 3-Semester Pathway lasts 18 months and is designed for students who need a more intensive English-language program.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 50, IELTS 5.0, PTEA 41+ or Completion of Academic English Level 3.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
21 August 2018 9 August 2019 3 Semesters $32,208
2 January 2019 13 December 2019 3 Semesters $32,208
20 August 2019 7 August 2020 3 Semesters
-
1 January 2020 11 December 2020 3 Semesters
-

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 77 iBT, IELTS 6.0 or PTEA 51.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
1 May 2019 9 August 2019 1 Semester $14,030
21 August 2018 14 December 2018 1 Semester $14,030
2 January 2019 26 April 2019 1 Semester $14,030
20 August 2019 13 December 2019 1 Semester
-
1 January 2020 24 April 2020 1 Semester
-

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44+, Completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
1 May 2019 13 December 2019 2 Semesters
-
21 August 2018 26 April 2019 2 Semesters $24,400
2 January 2019 9 August 2019 2 Semesters $24,400
12 August 2019 24 April 2020 2 Semesters
-
1 January 2020 7 August 2020 2 Semesters
-

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 50, IELTS 5.0, PTEA 41+ or Completion of Academic English Level 3.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
21 August 2018 9 August 2019 3 Semesters $32,208
2 January 2019 13 December 2019 3 Semesters $32,208
20 August 2019 7 August 2020 3 Semesters
-
1 January 2020 11 December 2020 3 Semesters
-

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
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