ESL-College Pathway Program
Maryville College's English as a Second Language (ESL) Pathway Program supports international students in their efforts to improve their English language skills while earning credit toward graduation.
Who is Maryville College's ESL-College Pathway Program for?
How does Maryville College's ESL-College Pathway Program support my goal to complete my degree program?
If language requirements are not met, students will be enrolled in the ESL-College Pathway Program. Upon arrival to campus, a student's English skill level will be tested. The Pathway Program is designed to provide the students with the necessary English language support according to their skill level while earning credits toward graduation; possible tracks illustrated below:
Up to 2 college courses & 3 English Support Courses
|Full-Time Degree Program||Full-Time Degree Program|
|Intermediate||Full-Time English Support Courses||Up to 2 College Courses + 3 English Support Courses||Full-Time Degree Program|
|Beginner||Full-Time English Support Courses||Full-Time English Support Courses||
Full-Time Degree Program -OR- Up to 2 college courses + 3 English support courses
In addition to earning credit toward graduation, what are other benefits of the ESL-College Pathway Program?
Maryville College's Intensive English Program offers:
Supportive environment and instructors to improve your language proficiency
Intensive English classes all year, including summer sessions
English for Academic Purposes curriculum to develop all communicative skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking in an academic context leading to more fluent and effective interactions in and out of class
Core class that focuses on grammar for more accurate use of the language structure
Choice classes to focus on specific skills, such as Pronunciation, Academic Writing and TOEFL Preparation
Maryville College's ESL-College Pathway Program also offers:
Advising services to plan your course of study toward graduation
Placement into college courses, depending on English proficiency score, that prepare you for the academic rigor of an American university
Period of adjustment in the United States and its academic system
Inclusion in a diverse community of international students from over 25 countries
Cultural programming and trips
Placement with a local host family if desired
Active, residential campus that immerses internationals with American students, staff and faculty
Full access to Maryville College's resources and facilities, such as the library, computer labs, Academic Support Center and Writing Center
Notes on Language Proficiency
- TOEFL IBT score of 74 (with no sub score below 18) or CBT score of 200 or paper-based score above 525 combined with demonstrated competency in essay writing
- IELTS band score of 6.5 or higher
- Maryville College ESL Program Successful completion of Level 12
- EIKEN (Step) score of Grade Pre-1
- iTEP Academic score of 3.9
- PTE Academic score of 50
- Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency score of 74
If you have any questions regarding TOEFL test dates and locations, please visit www.toefl.org
IELTS is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP Education Australia, IELTS Australia. Please visit www.ielts.com.au if you have any questions.
Maryville College ESL program: https://www.maryvillecollege.edu/international/esl/
For EIKEN/Step test, please visit www.stepeiken.org.
iTEP ACADEMIC Information:
Find more information on their website itepexam.com
PTE Academic Information:
Find more information here.
*If you do not have English proficiency test scores at the time of application, we will offer you "conditional admission" You will be tested upon arrival at Maryville College and placed into appropriate classes depending on your scores here. Students who pass the proficiency exam can begin taking college-level courses and students who need more English training will be enrolled in the Intensive English (ESL) Pathway program. Successful completion of each 5-week ESL course offers 3 Maryville College credits toward your degree at Maryville College.
ESL-College Pathway Program Application Information:
Applying is easy. Students who wish to be conditionally admitted use the standard Maryville College international student application. Find out more about application requirements.