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American Language Institute Programs of Study

  • The ALI offers several different educational programs to meet the needs of our students and partners.

    Information in Other Languages

    Arabic - العَرَبِيةُ‎‎                   

    Chinese - 官话                   

    Spanish - Español              

    Bahasa Indonesian            

    Turkish - Türkçe

    Portuguese -Português

    Korean - 한국어 / 조선말

    Japanese - 日本語

    Programs of Study

    The ALI offers several programs of study to meet the language needs and academic interests of our students. Visit our Calendar and Schedule page for more detailed information about our current classes and semester dates.

    ALI Full-Time/English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

    The ALI’s main program, EAP is designed for students who want to improve their English skills to achieve academic, professional, and personal goals. In ALI courses, students develop their English language skills and a greater understanding of U.S. academic culture. Full-time students enroll in 21–24 clock hours of intensive English coursework each semester. Admission to this program does not guarantee admission to a degree program at IUP. For conditional admission, students should apply to the ALI Provisional program. 

    ALI Provisional (ALI-P): Conditional Admission

    The ALI Provisional program offers conditional admission for students to study English at the ALI before starting a degree program at IUP. 

    Undergraduate Conditional Admission

    Students can receive conditional admission to an undergraduate program at IUP while they study at the ALI to meet the university language proficiency requirement. This requirement can be met by submitting a qualifying test score (iBT 61, IELTS 5.5, ITP 500) or by successfully completing the Bridge Program. 

    To participate in the Bridge Program, students must meet program standards and receive approval from the ALI. Students in the Bridge Program are permitted to take up to six IUP credits per semester along with their ALI classes. Students who successfully complete nine credit hours at IUP including English 101 through the Bridge Program may be eligible to waive the language exam requirements for undergraduate admission.

    Graduate Conditional Admission

    ALI-P conditional admission is also available for select graduate programs: 

    Applicants must meet all requirements for admission except proof of English proficiency and be approved by their academic program to receive conditional admission. Prospective students should indicate their interest in ALI-P on the graduate application.

    Applicants who receive conditional graduate admission have one year to meet English proficiency requirements for full admission. To fulfill requirements for full admission, students can submit a qualifying test score (see specific program requirements) or successfully complete the Bridge Program. 

    To participate in the Bridge Program, students must meet program standards and receive approval from the ALI and their graduate coordinator. Students in the Bridge Program are permitted to take up to six IUP credits per semester along with their ALI classes. Students who successfully complete six graduate credits along with their ALI coursework may be eligible to waive the language exam requirements for graduate admission.

    ALI-IUP Bridge Program

    This program provides advanced ALI students the opportunity to take credit-bearing courses at IUP while refining their English skills in ALI classes. To participate in the Bridge Program, students must meet program requirements and receive approval from the ALI. Students in the Bridge Program are permitted to take up to six IUP credits per semester along with their ALI classes.

    Students who successfully complete nine credit hours at IUP including English 101 through the Bridge Program may be eligible to waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirements for undergraduate admission. 

    Students who successfully complete six credit hours of approved graduate coursework at IUP through the Bridge Program may be eligible to waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement for graduate admission.

    Special Programs (English for Specific Purposes and English for Visitors)

    These programs are available on demand by special arrangement. Universities and organizations can contact the ALI to create a course of study specifically designed to meet the groups’ schedule and language learning needs.