Bridge Program at the American Language Institute

  • The Bridge Program provides advanced ALI students the opportunity to take credit-bearing courses at IUP while studying English and US academic culture in ALI classes.

    To participate in the Bridge Program, students must meet language 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 four ALI classes.

    Undergraduate

    To qualify for undergraduate Bridge coursework, students must submit a qualifying English proficiency exam score (TOEFL ITP 480, TOEFL iBT 54, IELTS 5.0, DET 85, or CAE 155). Students can satisfy the English proficiency requirement for IUP undergraduate admission by successfully completing nine credit hours, including English 101 through the Bridge Program.

    Graduate

    To qualify for graduate Bridge coursework, students must submit an English proficiency exam score (TOEFL ITP 500, TOEFL iBT 61, IELTS 5.5, or CAE 160) and receive approval from the graduate program coordinator. Students can satisfy the English proficiency requirement for IUP graduate admission to select programs by successfully completing six credit hours of approved graduate coursework at IUP through the Bridge Program.