Embassy English can help you meet your English requirements for university entrance

If your language level is not at the required level for university admission, your pathway will begin with Intensive English studies at one of four Embassy English Study Center locations across North America: New York, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto

You will receive conditional admission to one of our university partners before you even begin your studies. After reaching the required English level, you will transfer into one of our 10 on-campus International Study Centers to begin your university studies at James Madison University, Merrimack College, Roosevelt University, University of Vermont, Lynn University, Western Washington University, Oglethorpe University, Lipscomb University, Royal Roads University, or Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi

Benefits of the Embassy Pathways program

  • Guaranteed Progression—Through the My Embassy English Student Dashboard, our onTrack progress tracker will help you track your progress to ensure you reach your language goals for university entrance
  • Receive a conditional offer from the university before you begin your language studies
  • Choose from any 4 exciting Embassy locations across North America
  • No TOEFL/IELTs required. An Embassy certificate is all you need
  • Money Back Guarantee—We guarantee you will achieve your target English level or receive a tuition refund. Students will be eligible for a full or partial tuition refund or free lessons if they fail to meet their pre-agreed target English level, providing they have:
    1. Studied for 12 weeks or more.
    2. Studied either the Standard or Intensive General English course.
    3. Attended 95% or more of their classes.
    4. Completed all of their homework assignments.
    5. Completed all of their weekly unit reviews.
    6. Completed all of their Progress Tests on time
    7. Taken full advantage of the additional support provided when they have fallen behind their target plan

How it works

Seamless progression into the 2-semester International Year program or 2-semester Pre-Master’s program once you reach the required language level at Embassy.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
International Year* is the equivalent of Year 1 of university study with progression to Year 2 of your undergraduate degree 
 4-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM
  Year 1  Year 2  Year 3  Year 4 
EMBASSY ENGLISH
Course length: 12 + weeks
2-Semester IY
Course length: 8 months
University Degree
Course length: 8 months + summer break 
University Degree
Course length: 8 months + summer break 
University Degree
Course length: 8 months + summer break 
Academic Credits earned: 0** Academic Credits earned: 24-30**  Academic Credits earned: 30 (average)**  Academic Credit earned: 30 (average)** Academic Credit earned: 30 (average)**

This Embassy Pathway to ISC chart for undergraduate students serves as a guide only.
After completing Embassy English or the Western Washington University IEP, students will matriculate into the 3-quarter IY program.
* The University of Vermont's Global Gateway Program is equivalent to International Year. 
**Varies by university. Most undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 credits to graduate, with opportunities to take any additional credits in years 2, 3 or 4. 

GRADUATE STUDENTS 
Pre-Master's Program and 3-Year HEI Pre-Master's take academic credits and degree-relevant courses for your graduate degree.
 1-2 YEAR GRADUATE
  Year 1  Year 2  Year 3 
EMBASSY ENGLISH
Course length: 12 + weeks
2-Semester PMP*
Course length: 8 months
University Degree
Course length: 8 months + summer break 
University Degree***
Course length: 8 months + summer break 
Academic Credits earned: 0** Academic Credits earned: up to 8** Academic Credits earned: 18 (average)**  Academic Credit earned: 18(average)**
This Embassy Pathway to ISC chart for undergraduate students serves as a guide only.
* Some graduate work may begin during the PMP (varies by university, program, and student. 
** Total credits needed for graduation varies by program and university.
*** Graduate degree programs generally range from 1-2 years. Varies by university, program, and student. Depending on those factors, this year may not be required for some students. 

Choose your Embassy English course

Students are able to choose from any of the below three course options (or even a combination of them) to create the best possible study plan.  Our course offerings are flexible, some of which have intake dates every Monday. Students will want to align their studies at Embassy with the intake dates of the university.

You will find something special at each Embassy English Center. Our classes use innovative learning technology, and our unique Bringing English to Life curriculum will focus on the language you need for academic study at U.S universities. 

GENERAL ENGLISH (INTENSIVE)  LANGUAGE SEMESTER ABROAD EXAM PREPARATION 
Most-flexible course offered at all centers Term-based program, 12-week terms  CAE/FCE is offered in San Diego (10 week course)
Start dates every Monday  Start dates: 10 Sept 2018; 22 Oct 2018; 7 Jan 2019; 18 Feb 2019; 26 Mar 2019; 13 May 2019; 24 Jun 2019; 5 Aug 2019; 16 Sept 2019; 28 Oct 2019  TOEFL preparation is offered as a core course in New York and San Francisco (4-12 weeks)
20 core lessons + 8 skills development lessons 20 core lessons + 8 skills development lessons 20 lessons of core Exam Preparation + 8 University Entrance electives
Minimum 12 weeks for pathway to ISCs  Minimum 12 weeks for pathway to ISCs  Minimum 12 weeks for pathway to ISCs 
Choose this course for maximum flexibility Choose this course for the best value long-term course  Choose this course to prepare for English proficiency exams

Embassy Pathways course duration

The minimum length of study to receive conditional admission is 12 weeks with Embassy. Most 2-Semester International Year programs require completion of Embassy level B2 (Upper-Intermediate).  

Embassy courses you will need to study vary depending on the program and university you wish to attend, since each university has unique English language requirements. While it takes at least 12 weeks to complete each level, the total duration of study at an Embassy school before progression to an International Study Center will depend on your English level upon entry and the final level required at the University you choose. 

Undergraduate Student Entry requirements:

  International Study
Center Program 
Embassy English Course
Completion Requirement
Academic Requirement 
US GPA or Local Equivalent
Additional Embassy English
Requirement 
James Madison University 2-Semester International Year Program  B2 2.5 Letter of recommendation from the Embassy Academic Director
Lipscomb University 2-Semester International Year Program
 B2 2.5 Letter of recommendation from the Embassy Academic Director
Direct Admission  C1
Lynn University Direct Admission  C1 2.5 Letter of recommendation from the Embassy Academic Director
Merrimack University Direct Admission  C1 2.3-2.5 Letter of recommendation from the Embassy Academic Director
Oglethorpe 2-Semester International Year Program
 B2 2.5 Letter of recommendation from the Embassy Academic Director
Direct Admission  C1
Roosevelt University 2-Semester International Year Program  B2 2.3 Letter of recommendation from the Embassy Academic Director
Royal Roads 2-Semester International Year Program
 B2 2,75 GPA (Canadian)  Letter of recommendation from the Embassy Academic Director
2-SemesterTransfer Preparation Program  B2
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christie 2-Semester International Year Program
 B2  2.0 Letter of recommendation from Embassy Academic Director
Direct Admission
 C1
University of Vermont 1-Semester Global Gateway Program  C2 2.75 Placement in academic electives for duration of study; Letter of recommendation from Embassy Academic Director
2-Semester Global Gateway Program  C1
3-Semester Global Gateway Program  B2
Western Washington University IY3 Quarter  B1 (or WWU IEP Level 3)  2.5 Letter of recommendation from Embassy Academic Director
IY2 Quarter  B2
Direct Admission  C1

Graduate Student Entry requirements:

  International Study
Center Program 
Embassy English Course
Completion Requirement
Academic Requirement 
US GPA or Local Equivalent
Additional Embassy English
Requirement 
Lynn University Direct Admission  C1  2.5 Letter of recommendation from Embassy Academic Director
Merrimack College 2-Semester Pre-Master's Program  B2  2.3 Letter of recommendation from Embassy Academic Director
Direct Admission
 C1
Roosevelt University 2-Semester Pre-Master's Program  B2  2.75 Letter of recommendation from Embassy Academic Director
Royal Roads 2-Semester Pre-Master's Program  B2  2.75 (Canadian) Letter of recommendation from Embassy Academic Director
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christie 2-Semester Pre-Master's Program
 B2  2.5 Letter of recommendation from Embassy Academic Director
Direct Admission
 C1  3.0
Western Washington University PMP 3 Quarter  B1 (or WWU IEP Level 3) 2.5 Letter of recommendation from Embassy Academic Director
PMP 2 Quarter  B2
Direct Admission  C1

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“I feel like I’m learning how to interact with new people and understand their culture and also educating them on how to talk to someone else that they don’t know. That was definitely a big thing for me, and I can take away from this whole experience.”

Rhys from Barbados
Exercise Physiology, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi