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
  • 32-33 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 87-88 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 16-17 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 103-104 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 program.
  • Start taking classes in your major while progressing through the IYO program.
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This International Year One 1-Semester program 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, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 51, IELA 176, Duolingo 120, or GaoKao 120.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

Don't meet the English language level?
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Scholarships

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Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
8 January 2020 1 May 2020 1 Semester
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$14,680
6 May 2020 14 August 2020 1 Semester
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$14,680

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

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, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44+, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Password overall Level 6, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, or GaoKao 110.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
8 January 2020 14 August 2020 2 Semesters
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$25,530
6 May 2020 11 December 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$25,530

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

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, IELTS 5.0, PTEA 41+, Completion of Academic English Level 3, IELA 154, or Duolingo 75.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
8 January 2020 11 December 2020 3 Semesters
View Term dates
$33,720
6 May 2020 30 April 2021 3 Semesters
View Term dates
$33,720

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
This International Year One 1-Semester program 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, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 51, IELA 176, Duolingo 120, or GaoKao 120.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
18 August 2020 11 December 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
$16,960
6 January 2021 30 April 2021 1 Semester
View Term dates
$16,960
5 May 2021 13 August 2021 1 Semester
View Term dates
$16,960

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted. C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted. Students must test into at least MA 105.

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, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, or GaoKao 110.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
18 August 2020 30 April 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$29,500
6 January 2021 13 August 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$29,500
5 May 2021 10 December 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$29,500

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

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, IELTS 5.0, PTEA 41+, Completion of Academic English Level 3, IELA 154, Duolingo 75, or Gaokao 105

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
18 August 2020 13 August 2021 3 Semesters
View Term dates
$38,040
6 January 2021 10 December 2021 3 Semesters
View Term dates
$38,040
5 May 2021 29 April 2022 3 Semesters
View Term dates
$38,040

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
This International Year One 1-Semester program 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, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 51, IELA 176, Duolingo 120, or GaoKao 120.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2021 10 December 2021 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
5 January 2022 22 April 2022 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
4 May 2022 12 August 2022 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

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


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted. C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted. Students must test into at least MA 105.

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, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, or GaoKao 110.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2021 22 April 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
5 January 2022 12 August 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
4 May 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): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

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, IELTS 5.0, PTEA 41+, Completion of Academic English Level 3, IELA 154, Duolingo 75, or Gaokao 105

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2021 12 August 2022 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*
5 January 2022 9 December 2022 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*
4 May 2022 21 April 2023 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): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 77, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 51, IELA 176, Duolingo 120, or GaoKao 120.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
8 January 2020 1 May 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
$14,680
6 May 2020 14 August 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
$14,680

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44+, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Password overall Level 6, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, or GaoKao 110.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
8 January 2020 14 August 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$25,530
6 May 2020 11 December 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$25,530

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 50, IELTS 5.0, PTEA 41+, Completion of Academic English Level 3, IELA 154, or Duolingo 75.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
8 January 2020 11 December 2020 3 Semesters
View Term dates
$33,720
6 May 2020 30 April 2021 3 Semesters
View Term dates
$33,720

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 77, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 51, IELA 176, Duolingo 120, or GaoKao 120.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
18 August 2020 11 December 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
$16,960
6 January 2021 30 April 2021 1 Semester
View Term dates
$16,960
5 May 2021 13 August 2021 1 Semester
View Term dates
$16,960

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, or GaoKao 110.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
18 August 2020 30 April 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$29,500
6 January 2021 13 August 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$29,500
5 May 2021 10 December 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$29,500

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 50, IELTS 5.0, PTEA 41+, Completion of Academic English Level 3, IELA 154, Duolingo 75, or Gaokao 105

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
18 August 2020 13 August 2021 3 Semesters
View Term dates
$38,040
6 January 2021 10 December 2021 3 Semesters
View Term dates
$38,040
5 May 2021 29 April 2022 3 Semesters
View Term dates
$38,040

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 77, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 51, IELA 176, Duolingo 120, or GaoKao 120.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2021 10 December 2021 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
5 January 2022 22 April 2022 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
4 May 2022 12 August 2022 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

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

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, or GaoKao 110.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2021 22 April 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
5 January 2022 12 August 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
4 May 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): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL 50, IELTS 5.0, PTEA 41+, Completion of Academic English Level 3, IELA 154, Duolingo 75, or Gaokao 105

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

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

We support you. We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve the goal of studying at a world-class US university.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2021 12 August 2022 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*
5 January 2022 9 December 2022 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*
4 May 2022 21 April 2023 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): 14
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

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