PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH ADMISSION
Want to prepare yourself for English-speaking classrooms? With the Pre-Sessional English Program, you get the strong language support you need to feel more comfortable learning in English.
Once you complete the Pre-Sessional English Program, you’ll transition into the Extended Accelerator Program and start working towards your degree.
|First-Year Program Length||Program
|1 semester (16 weeks)||Planned – all courses exclusive
to Accelerator students
|Not applicable||Successful completion
of the Pre-Sessional
|Extended Accelerator Program|
This 16-week English program aligns with the university semester. Students are prepared to listen, speak, read and write academic English. The core English language curriculum consists of seven levels, aligned with the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR).
Students take three hours of core courses daily. These courses prepare students to write cohesive academic assignments and participate confidently in their classroom discussions. Students will take*:
- 7.5 hours: Applied Integrated Skills, focusing on academic listening, speaking and reading practice.
- 7.5 hours: Grammar in Context, focusing on grammar and academic writing.
- 5 hours: Special Academic Topics, focusing on a language skill or content area.
Total Weekly Classroom Hours = 20
*Schedules may be adapted for the summer semester and/or based on student needs.
To apply for the Pre-Sessional English add-on program at Pacific, you should have at least the following qualifications:
|GPA Requirement||Minimum TOEFL®||Minimum IELTS™||iTEP™|
|Only one of the scores below required|
|2.5||50 or below||5.0 or below||3.0 or below|
|Anticipated Pre-Sessional Program Duration:||TOEFL iBT®||IELTS™||iTEP™|
|Pre-Sessional 1 Term||50||4.5||2.5 – 2.9|
|Pre-Sessional 2 Terms||40||4||2.0 – 2.4|
|Pre-Sessional 3+ Terms||Below 40||0.0 – 3.5||1.0 – 1.9|
*All students will be tested upon arrival to confirm program duration
|Entering Fall 2019||Entering Spring 2020||Entering Summer 2020|
|Tuition and Fees||$7,004||$7,004||$7,004|
|Dining||$989-$2,999||$989-$2,999||N/A—no summer dining|
*Prices are shown per semester of Pre-Sessional English
*Fall 2019-Summer 2020 : Health Insurance is $2,000 (USD) and is charged on an annual basis.
*Summer semesters have housing in 10 week sessions at $1,500 for each session. There is no meal plan during the summer semester, students may use their debit/credit card or cash to purchase food on campus.
UOPI English Language Institute Accredited by CEA
The University of the Pacific UOPI English Language Institute is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2020 through August 2025 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.