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University English Pathway

The University English Pathway (UEP) is a 12-month program that offers qualified students the opportunity to earn up to 24 credits toward their bachelor's degree and receive guaranteed admission upon successful completion of the program. 
This program is combined with Undergraduate Conditional Admission for students wanting to study for a bachelor's degree.
Students will receive university admission without a TOEFL or IELTS score once they successfully complete this program. 

Program Features:

  • Up to 24 credits earned toward your bachelor's degree at CSUSM
  • Guaranteed admission to CSUSM upon completion of the program
  • Start Fall, Spring, or Summer
  • Available for all majors
  • Courses with U.S. university students
  • Individual tutoring services at no extra cost
  • Access to all campus resources
  • English language support
  • Academic and personal advising

How to Apply 

If you are outside of the United States and need an I-20 to apply for a VISA or are currently attending school in the United States , please visit UEP - Undergraduate Conditional Admission.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old or a high school graduate, and have basic English skills.

F-1 students transferring to the ALCI from a school within the United States:

If you have a valid I-20 and are transferring from a school in the United States, you must send these additional items with your application.

  • An Eligibility to Transfer Form.
  • Transcripts from current ESL program.
  • Scanned photocopies of your current I-20, visa, and I-94 (no photos please).





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