Pathway Program

For students to commence their undergraduate studies while improving their English

Students needing to improve their English may apply for conditional admittance and enter Saint Michael’s Pathway Program. Many will complete their degree in 4-years — which is the same amount of time it takes for native English speakers to complete their undergraduate degree.

Pathway students take English as well as academic content courses depending on their language level. Those who have spent two semesters or longer in the pathway program and transfer to the degree program will enter the undergraduate program as second-year students, or sophomores.

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Level


Length of Pathway Program


 Length of Undergraduate Program

Total from Arrival Until Graduation


Intensive English


Minimum 3 semesters


 3 years (6 semesters)

4 years + time in IEP


AEP Prep


3 semesters


 2 ½ years (5 semesters) + plus 1 or 2 summers

4 years including 1 or 2 summer


AEP Level 1


1 year (2 semesters)


 3 years (6 semesters)

4 years including on ½ course or summer


AEP Level 2


½ year (1 semester)


 3 ½ years (7 semesters)

4 years


No problem. Students with TOEFL/IELTS results below the minimum score, or who have not taken the test, may still apply for conditional admission. They will enroll in the Intensive English Program (IEP) or Academic Bridge level and may transfer into the Academic English and undergraduate programs when their language abilities improve.

Students must have completed secondary school prior to arrival with a good academic record. They must also demonstrate language proficiency with a standardized test and our own Academic Writing Assessment (AWA), which they will take upon arrival.

ApplicationRequiredNotes
English-Language Test ResultsRequired
Passport Photo PageRequired
Financial CertificationRequiredFor one or two semesters
Letter of RecommendationNot Required
Statement of Purpose / EssayNot Required

Students experience Saint Michael’s College as full-fledged university students with access to all university facilities, including the library, technology, and fitness areas. They are welcomed in all university clubs and activities that are available to undergraduate students, and are housed on campus among international and US-American students.

Accommodations are typically in one of St. Mike’s premium residences—Cashman Hall—which houses our “GEAR” Program (Global Experience Academic Residential). GEAR is home to US-American and international students, living in single rooms within suites of 4 or 8 students. US-American students must apply for the privilege of living in GEAR and demonstrate they are committed to connecting with international students. In most years about twice as many US American students apply for GEAR as are accepted.

Pathway students who matriculate into the undergraduate program are eligible to receive scholarships, which are renewed each year that the student remains in good academic standing.

Scholarships