Pathway Program

The Pathway Program is a one-semester program designed for undergraduate and graduate students with advanced English proficiency who would like to take ELP classes in combination with credit-bearing university classes.

Visiting students who intend to enroll in the English Language Program and PNW academic courses for one or two semesters only and then plan to return to their home institution may also participate in the program.

Requirements

Degree-Seeking Students

Students must meet the minimum official TOEFL or IELTS scores on the charts below. Upon arrival to PNW, they must take the English Language Program placement test to ensure scores are legitimate and to help us advise you on the best course of study to maximize your success.

Academic Courses Permitted

TOEFL iBT

IELTS

1

61 to 68

5.5

2

69 to 78

6.0

Academic Courses Permitted

TOEFL iBT

IELTS

1

61 to 76

5.5 – 6.0

Visiting and Exchange Students

Visiting and exchange students who do not intend to earn a PNW degree can be admitted into the Pathway Program by providing official scores of EIKEN, TOEIC or CET.

Academic Courses Permitted

EIKEN
(Japan Only)

TOEIC
(Korea Only)

CET
(China Only)

1

2A

650 – 700

CET 4/6 400-440

2

2A

700 – 750

CET 4/6 450 – 490

Academic Courses Permitted

EIKEN
(Japan Only)

TOEIC
(Korea Only)

CET
(China Only)

1

2A

650 – 750

CET 4/6 400-490

Program Overview

  1. students are required to pass all ELP courses with a grade of S (Satisfactory) before transitioning into full-time classes in an academic major
  2. The English Language Program reserves the right to deny admission into the program to any student whose placement exam scores are significantly lower than the submitted test score
  3. Pathway students and visiting students cannot enter PNW undergraduate or graduate programs without first applying for admission and meeting all of the international admissions requirements of those programs
  4. Undergraduate students applying for the program should complete the Course Preference Form and choose from any 100-level courses offered
  5. Graduate students will be directed to their department chair or department advisor for course selection and will be enrolled by the director of the English Language Program
  6. Students are admitted into the Pathway Program only for fall and spring semesters. Visiting students not intending to earn a PNW degree may also be admitted in summer,
  7. Undergraduate students approved for one academic course must take three credit hours in addition to 12 ELP hours,
  8. Undergraduate students approved for two academic courses must take two three-credit classes in addition to nine ELP hours. Graduate students are limited to one academic course,
  9. Additional courses are not permitted, and additional credit hours will result in additional charges. Students will be responsible for any non-tuition fees associated with their courses, such as lab fees or late-registration fees
  10. The structure of the program is, in part, determined by immigration regulations; this model is subject to change whenever changes in such regulations require it.
  11. Visiting students who plan to transfer credits to their home institution should meet with faculty or advisors to ensure that PNW classes will transfer and that the courses are appropriate for the student’s course of study.
  12. After placement testing (Tuesday before classes begin) and placement into ELP classes, students will meet with an advisor to register for academic classes.

Student Handbook

From placement testing to field trips, find all of the information you need in our student handbook.

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Contact Us

English Language Program
219-989-2502
elp@pnw.edu