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.
To qualify for undergraduate Bridge coursework, students
must submit a qualifying English proficiency exam score (TOEFL ITP 480, TOEFL
iBT 54, IELTS 5.0). Students can satisfy the English proficiency requirement
for IUP undergraduate admission by successfully completing nine credit hours,
including English 101 through the Bridge Program.
To qualify for graduate Bridge coursework, students must
submit an English proficiency exam score (TOEFL ITP 500, TOEFL iBT 61, or IELTS
5.5) 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.