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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 30.3k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 681pts.
  • Duration:
  • 9 months

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    Is a Pathway program right for me?

    Pathway programs are designed for students who:
    • Want to study for an undergraduate degree in the US
    • Need to improve their English language or academic skills and abilities
    • Want academic, language and cultural support during their studies

    Program highlights include:

    • Guaranteed progression to the second year of a CSU undergraduate program after successful completion of the Pathway program
    • Living and learning with American and other international students
    • Access to all of CSU's campus facilities - library, recreation center, student center, bus system
    • Tutoring and academic advising for any subject
    • Experienced and well-trained instructors
    • Classrooms and accommodations located in the heart of campus

    What will I study?

    At CSU you will:
    • Work together with leading faculty and students on projects
    • Improve your English and academic study skills
    • Attend lectures and presentations

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • USD 30335 Year (International)
    Start date January,August 2015 Credits 125-159 credit hour program
    Duration full-time 9 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    Semester 1

    • English for International Students I (Pathway students only)
    • Introduction to Popular Culture
    • Calculus for Physical Scientists I
    • Engineering Problem Solving
    Semester 2
    • English for International Students II (Pathway students only)
    • General education course (credits count toward every CSU undergraduate degree)
    • Calculus for Physical Scientists II
    • General Chemistry I AND General Chemistry Lab I OR Physics for Scientists and Engineers

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 60

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    Standard Pathway:

    Academic Requirements:

    • 2.5 minimum high school GPA
    • High school diploma
    • All students must take the CSU Mathematics Placement Examination (MPE) upon arrival
    English Language Requirements:
    • TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTEA/ Completion of Academic English (minimum 80% in all graded courses)
    Age Requirements:
    • 17 years and above

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Colorado State University.


    CSU offers several merit-based scholarships to qualified international students. Selection criteria include direct admission to CSU and high achievement in an academically rigorous college preparatory curriculum.

    International students who have been educated in a US system with ACT or SAT scores can qualify automatically based on published GPA and test score criteria. International applicants educated in other systems without ACT or SAT are evaluated based on equivalent US criteria and evaluated for scholarship qualification.

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