International Year One in Arts

International Year One in Arts will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor's degree program at Saint Louis University. Upon successful completion of International Year One and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may enter your second year of undergraduate study at Saint Louis University. This transition from an INTO program to a university degree program is called progression.

Flexible study plans if you can't travel overseas

We are accepting applications for all of our face-to-face courses for August/September 2020. If you are unable to travel to start one of our face-to-face courses, you have the opportunity to start your studies online and later transfer to study at your chosen campus when face-to-face teaching resumes.

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 program.
  • Start taking classes in your major while progressing through the IYO program.
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Your course options

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This International Year One 2-Semester program lasts 12 months and is designed for students who have a moderate level of English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 60 (13 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 5.5 (5.0 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 44, Completion of Academic English Level 4, IELA 162 (154 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 90

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Secondary/high school degree or equivalent. 2.5 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that average $4,000-$10,000 per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
12 August 2020 11 May 2021 2 Semesters
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14 January 2021 10 December 2021 2 Semesters
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Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 30

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.7 cumulative SLU GPA. Successful Completion of Writing Portfolio. Grade of B or better in all classes counting toward major. No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades. Portfolio review required if applying to studio art. Musical audition required if applying to music.

This International Year One 3-Semester program lasts 18 months and is designed for students who need a more intensive English-language program.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 50 (10 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 5.0 (4.5 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 40, Completion of Academic English Level 3, IELA 154 (145 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 75

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Secondary/high school degree or equivalent. 2.5 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that average $4,000-$10,000 per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
12 August 2020 10 December 2021 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*
14 January 2021 10 May 2022 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 30

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.7 cumulative SLU GPA. Successful Completion of Writing Portfolio. Grade of B or better in all classes counting toward major. No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades. Portfolio review required if applying to studio art. Musical audition required if applying to music.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
This International Year One 2-Semester program lasts 12 months and is designed for students who have a moderate level of English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 60 (13 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 5.5 (5.0 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 44, Completion of Academic English Level 4, IELA 162 (154 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 90

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Secondary/high school degree or equivalent. 2.5 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that average $4,000-$10,000 per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2021 10 May 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
13 January 2022 9 December 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 30

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.7 cumulative SLU GPA. Successful Completion of Writing Portfolio. Grade of B or better in all classes counting toward major. No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades. Portfolio review required if applying to studio art. Musical audition required if applying to music.

This International Year One 3-Semester program lasts 18 months and is designed for students who need a more intensive English-language program.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 50 (10 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 5.0 (4.5 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 40, Completion of Academic English Level 3, IELA 154 (145 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 75

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Secondary/high school degree or equivalent. 2.5 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that average $4,000-$10,000 per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2021 9 December 2022 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*
13 January 2022 7 May 2024 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 30

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.7 cumulative SLU GPA. Successful Completion of Writing Portfolio. Grade of B or better in all classes counting toward major. No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades. Portfolio review required if applying to studio art. Musical audition required if applying to music.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
This International Year One 2-Semester program lasts 12 months and is designed for students who have a moderate level of English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 60 (13 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 5.5 (5.0 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 44, Completion of Academic English Level 4, IELA 162 (154 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 90

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Secondary/high school degree or equivalent. 2.5 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that average $4,000-$10,000 per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
18 August 2022 9 May 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
12 January 2023 8 December 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 30

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.7 cumulative SLU GPA. Successful Completion of Writing Portfolio. Grade of B or better in all classes counting toward major. No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades. Portfolio review required if applying to studio art. Musical audition required if applying to music.

This International Year One 3-Semester program lasts 18 months and is designed for students who need a more intensive English-language program.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 50 (10 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 5.0 (4.5 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 40, Completion of Academic English Level 3, IELA 154 (145 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 75

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Secondary/high school degree or equivalent. 2.5 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that average $4,000-$10,000 per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
18 August 2022 8 December 2023 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*
12 January 2023 6 May 2025 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 30

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.7 cumulative SLU GPA. Successful Completion of Writing Portfolio. Grade of B or better in all classes counting toward major. No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades. Portfolio review required if applying to studio art. Musical audition required if applying to music.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 60 (13 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 5.5 (5.0 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 44, Completion of Academic English Level 4, IELA 162 (154 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 90

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Secondary/high school degree or equivalent. 2.5 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that average $4,000-$10,000 per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
12 August 2020 11 May 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
14 January 2021 10 December 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 30

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.7 cumulative SLU GPA. Successful Completion of Writing Portfolio. Grade of B or better in all classes counting toward major. No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades. Portfolio review required if applying to studio art. Musical audition required if applying to music.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 50 (10 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 5.0 (4.5 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 40, Completion of Academic English Level 3, IELA 154 (145 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 75

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Secondary/high school degree or equivalent. 2.5 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that average $4,000-$10,000 per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
12 August 2020 10 December 2021 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*
14 January 2021 10 May 2022 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 30

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.7 cumulative SLU GPA. Successful Completion of Writing Portfolio. Grade of B or better in all classes counting toward major. No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades. Portfolio review required if applying to studio art. Musical audition required if applying to music.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 60 (13 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 5.5 (5.0 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 44, Completion of Academic English Level 4, IELA 162 (154 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 90

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Secondary/high school degree or equivalent. 2.5 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that average $4,000-$10,000 per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2021 10 May 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
13 January 2022 9 December 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 30

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.7 cumulative SLU GPA. Successful Completion of Writing Portfolio. Grade of B or better in all classes counting toward major. No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades. Portfolio review required if applying to studio art. Musical audition required if applying to music.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 50 (10 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 5.0 (4.5 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 40, Completion of Academic English Level 3, IELA 154 (145 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 75

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Secondary/high school degree or equivalent. 2.5 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that average $4,000-$10,000 per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2021 9 December 2022 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*
13 January 2022 7 May 2024 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 30

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.7 cumulative SLU GPA. Successful Completion of Writing Portfolio. Grade of B or better in all classes counting toward major. No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades. Portfolio review required if applying to studio art. Musical audition required if applying to music.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 60 (13 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 5.5 (5.0 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 44, Completion of Academic English Level 4, IELA 162 (154 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 90

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Secondary/high school degree or equivalent. 2.5 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that average $4,000-$10,000 per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
18 August 2022 9 May 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
12 January 2023 8 December 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 30

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.7 cumulative SLU GPA. Successful Completion of Writing Portfolio. Grade of B or better in all classes counting toward major. No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades. Portfolio review required if applying to studio art. Musical audition required if applying to music.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 50 (10 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 5.0 (4.5 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 40, Completion of Academic English Level 3, IELA 154 (145 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 75

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Secondary/high school degree or equivalent. 2.5 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that average $4,000-$10,000 per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
18 August 2022 8 December 2023 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*
12 January 2023 6 May 2025 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 30

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.7 cumulative SLU GPA. Successful Completion of Writing Portfolio. Grade of B or better in all classes counting toward major. No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades. Portfolio review required if applying to studio art. Musical audition required if applying to music.

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