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International Year One in Business

International Year One in Business 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:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 32 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 88 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 16 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 104 credit hours remaining toward degree

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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Your course options

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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

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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8 January 2020 1 May 2020 1 Semester
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Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14

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

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 $24,400
20 August 2019 1 May 2020 2 Semesters
-
8 January 2020 7 August 2020 2 Semesters
-

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
21 August 2018 9 August 2019 3 Semesters $32,280
2 January 2019 13 December 2019 3 Semesters $32,280
1 May 2019 24 April 2020 3 Semesters $32,280
20 August 2019 14 August 2020 3 Semesters
-
8 January 2020 11 December 2020 3 Semesters
-

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14

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

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
-
8 January 2020 1 May 2020 1 Semester
-

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14

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

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 $24,400
20 August 2019 1 May 2020 2 Semesters
-
8 January 2020 7 August 2020 2 Semesters
-

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
21 August 2018 9 August 2019 3 Semesters $32,280
2 January 2019 13 December 2019 3 Semesters $32,280
1 May 2019 24 April 2020 3 Semesters $32,280
20 August 2019 14 August 2020 3 Semesters
-
8 January 2020 11 December 2020 3 Semesters
-

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 14
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