The Pathway to Academics Program provides international undergraduate students who are otherwise qualified but whose TOEFL scores are slightly less than 70 the opportunity to be enrolled in prescribed academic coursework while strengthening their language proficiency skills. In this fulltime program students will take English Institute courses focusing on oral and written accuracy and fluency as well as credit bearing academic math and college writing courses.
This semester long program requires students to attend classes that meet weekly from Monday to Friday. Students are given access to the language laboratory classroom outside class hours to continue relevant course work. They will also have the opportunity to participate in conversation practice activities and adjust to campus and community life through social and cultural events.
In order to be admitted to the Pathway to Academics Program, a student must have academic admission to the University of Tulsa and an appropriate language proficiency score. A list of admission requirements can be found here.
- Apply online for academic admission
- Download a printable application and other forms – simply download the forms, complete them and mail them to us
The Pathway to Academics Program begins a new session every August and January. The dates for each session are as follows:
|August 21-December 4||Classes|
|December 5-December 6||Reading Days|
|December 7-December 14||Final Exams|
|January 8-April 23||Classes|
|April 24-April 25||Reading Days|
|April 26-May 3||Final Exams|
Sample Weekly Schedule
|9-9:50am||Academic Math||Academic Math Lab||Academic Math||Academic Math Lab||Academic Math|
|10-10:50am||Academic College Writing||Academic College Writing||Academic College Writing|
|11-11:50am||EIIS Accuracy & Fluency||EIIS Accuracy & Fluency||EIIS Accuracy & Fluency||EIIS Accuracy & Fluency||EIIS Accuracy & Fluency|
|1-2:50pm||EIIS Accuracy & Fluency||EIIS Accuracy & Fluency||EIIS Accuracy & Fluency||EIIS Accuracy & Fluency||EIIS Accuracy & Fluency|
In order to be considered for admission to The Pathway to Academics Program, students must submit the following information:
- A properly completed application for international students
- An appropriate language proficiency score
- A $50 application fee (non-refundable)
- Proof of completion of a secondary school program with transcripts
- A properly completed and certified Confirmation of Financial Resources form
- A copy of your passport
Accurate submission of all the above material is essential to enable the admissions office to process your application in a timely manner.
Students are expected to complete this program in one semester. However, below are the estimated costs for a full academic year:
|TUITION & FEES|
|PER SEMESTER||PER YEAR|
|Student Association Fee||$70||$140|
|Total Tuition and Fees||$17,046||$34,092|
|Community & Residence Hall Fees||$200||$400|
|Total Living Expenses||$8,088||$16,176|
|Total Tuition, Fees & Living Expenses||$25,134||$50,268|
Estimated expenses are in U.S. dollars.
* Cost is based on a double room in William F. Fisher – cost is per student
** Cost is based on a university meal plan with 12 meals per week (plus 400 Dining and 50 Game Day Dollars)
Students must provide proof of private health insurance or purchase the United health insurance plan provided through The University of Tulsa.
Students who will bring a spouse and/or children with them to the U.S. must provide the following information for each person so we may include them on your immigration document:
- Full name
- Date and Country of Birth