Intensive ESL Program

  • Bridge-to-University Program

    As a student in the Intensive English Language Institute’s full-time Intensive ESL Program, you are eligible for our Bridge-to-University Program. This program will help you develop language fluency and awareness of how to function in a U.S. university classroom. You will have the ability to earn college credit while taking ESL classes.

    The Bridge-to-University Program can prepare you to apply to Worcester State University as an undergraduate or graduate student. It also can help you become successful when you are accepted to WSU.

    The program meets the requirements of an F-1 student visa.

    To apply, you must:
    Current IELI Students:

    • Minimum Level 5 in the Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking courses
    • Receive the recommendation of 2 IELI instructors
    • Minimum score of 45 on the iBT TOEFL test or a score of 4 on the IELTS test
    • Achieve grades of Pass (P) or In Progress (IP) in all ESL classes

    New IELI Students:

    • Test into Level 5 or higher on placement test on arrival
    •  Minimum score of 45 on the iBT TOEFL test or a score of 4 or better on IELTS test

    To apply, contact IELI Program Coordinator Leah Guzman.

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