Academic English

If you've applied to the University of Dayton but might feel more comfortable in an English-speaking classroom after a little extra English support, Academic English is for you. Participating in our Academic English program prior to beginning your degree courses can better prepare you to achieve your academic goals. We'll help you decide which level of English support is best for you.

Benefits to You:

  • No English test score required; no minimum test score required: Receive a full offer for Academic English and be placed into the appropriate level class after your arrival.
  • Build confidence: Live and thrive on campus as you improve your English. Participating in campus life will help you to adjust to your new home and achieve academic success.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Academic English program dates align with the University of Dayton semester. Students study English for academic purposes in a university classroom setting. The Core English Language curriculum consists of seven levels, aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

ACADEMIC ENGLISH PROGRAM STRUCTURE

English classes offered by the University of Dayton Intensive English Program are designed for students ranging in proficiency from true beginner to high intermediate/advanced levels. Full-time students receive 21 hours* of faculty-led classroom instruction per week, addressing a complete range of language skills including reading and vocabulary development, writing and grammar, and oral communication. Academic listening and note-taking instruction is included at the top levels. Enrichment courses that complement the curriculum at each level are also included. Classes prepare degree-seeking students to read academic texts, write cohesive academic assignments and participate in their classroom lectures and discussions with confidence. Depending on their English proficiency, students will begin Academic English at one of the following levels:

Foundations, Levels 1 and 2
  • Reading/Vocabulary — 6 hours
  • Writing/Grammar — 6 hours
  • Oral Communication — 6 hours
  • Special Topics — 3 hours
Levels 3, 4 and 5
  • Reading/Vocabulary — 6 hours
  • Writing/Grammar — 6 hours
  • Oral Communication/Listening & Note-Taking — 6 hours
  • Special Topics — 3 hours
Levels 6 and 7*
  • Reading/Vocabulary — 6 hours
  • Writing/Grammar — 6 hours
  • Oral Communication/Listening & Note-Taking — 6 hours

*Note: Levels 6 and 7 consist of 18 hours of instruction per week per level.

For more details on the University of Dayton Intensive English Program schedule, including a sample weekly schedule grid, please see the University of Dayton IEP Student Handbook.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH PROGRAM DETAILS

Program Length Program
Curriculum
Entry
Requirements
Credits
Earned Toward Degree
Program duration varies based on level of English proficiency and intake period. Students may be required to take additional semesters of Academic English until they meet the standard progression requirement.
Full Session*
(1 semester)
University of Dayton IEP
(see above)
No English test score is required; there is no minimum score required to start. N/A
Session II**
(7 weeks; mid-semester start)

*Based on level of English Proficiency, multiple Academic English semesters may be required. English proficiency testing is required upon arrival to assess University of Dayton IEP Level placement.
**Session II provides an additional opportunity for students to start mid-semester (available fall and spring semesters only).

ACADEMIC ENGLISH IMPORTANT DATES

Program Session Important Dates Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Full Session
(1 semester)
Application Deadline* December 16, 2019 April 22, 2020
Full Session
(1 semester)
Move-in Date January 8, 2020 May 13, 2020
Full Session
(1 semester)
Program Start Date January 9, 2020 May 14, 2020
 Session II
(mid-semester start)
Application Deadline* March 9, 2020 NO SUMMER START
 Session II
(mid-semester start)
Move-in Date March 10, 2020 NO SUMMER START
 Session II
(mid-semester start)
Program Start Date March 11, 2020 NO SUMMER START

*This is the deadline to submit all documents required for both academic acceptance and I-20 issuance. All necessary items must be received by admissions on or before this deadline.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH COSTS

The costs below include only the Academic English portion of your program. There will be additional program costs upon successful progression from the Academic English program.

2019-2020 Estimated Tuition and Fees
(1 semester)
2019-2020 Estimated Tuition and Fees
(mid-semester start)
 Tuition and Fees** $6,510 USD $3,255 USD
Housing $4,360 – $5,830 USD $2,255 – $2,990 USD
Dining $2,815 USD $1,408 USD
Health Insurance (12 months)  $2,000 USD  $2,525 USD***
Estimated Total $15,685 – $17,155 USD $11,548 – $13,018 USD

**Tuition and Fees depend on semester intake and are subject to change.
***Health insurance for mid-semester start includes the initial half-semester plus an additional 12 months of coverage.

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC ENGLISH PROGRESSION

Following completion of your Academic English program, undergraduates will progress into one of the programs below (depending on your academic background and English-language proficiency).

Anticipated Program Program Duration**** GPA Entry Requirement English Language Requirement
International Direct Directly Enrolled 3.0 IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
OR
iTEP 4.5
Academic Accelerator 2 Semesters 2.5 IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
(no sub-score below 5.0)
OR
iTEP 3.5 (no sub-score below 3.0)
Extended Academic Accelerator 3 Semesters 2.5 IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
(no sub-score below 4.5)
OR
iTEP 3.0 (no sub-score below 2.5)

****All students will be tested upon arrival to assess program duration.

GRADUATE ACADEMIC ENGLISH PROGRESSION

Following completion of your Academic English program, graduates will progress into one of the programs below (depending on your academic background and English-language proficiency).

Anticipated Program Program Duration**** GPA Entry Requirement English Language Requirement
Graduate Direct Directly Enrolled 3.0 IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
(no sub-score below 6.0)
OR
iTEP4.5 (no sub-score below 4.0)
Advanced Master’s Accelerator 1 Semester 3.0 IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
(no sub-score below 5.5)
OR
iTEP 4.0 (no sub-score below 3.5)
Master’s Accelerator Track 1 2 Semesters 2.5 IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
(no sub-score below 5.0)
OR
iTEP 3.5 (no sub-score below 3.0)
Master’s Accelerator Track 2 2 Semesters 3.0 IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
(no sub-score below 5.5)
OR
iTEP 4.0 (no sub-score below 3.5)

****All students will be tested upon arrival to assess program duration.

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