Routes To Success

We will identify the program that is right for you depending on your academic background and English-language proficiency.

International Direct is designed for international students with advanced English-language skills. The focus is on academic, cultural and professional growth so you can excel in school and prepare for a successful future.

GPA Minimum Minimum TOEFL® Minimum IELTS™ Minimum iTEP™
2.3 Only one of the scores below required
78 (no part below 17) 6.0 (no score below 5.0) 3.8

The Academic Accelerator Program (AAP) is a two-semester program designed specifically for students who are ready to succeed in immersive English-speaking classrooms, but also includes the benefit of English-language and student support to help them thrive.

GPA Minimum Minimum TOEFL® Minimum IELTS™ Minimum iTEP™
2.0 Only one of the scores below required
68 (no part below 14) 5.5 (no score below 5.0) 3.5 (no score below 3.0)

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.

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 16 weeks Listening and Speaking

Reading and Writing

While an English test score is required, there is no minimum score required to start.
Undergraduate students may apply without an English test score.
Not Applicable

Note: Academic English is available to students enrolled in UStart.

UStart

Tailored specifically for international students whose academic credentials may not meet traditional entry requirements, UStart serves as a preparatory program to build students’ academic skills and cultural awareness, all in a welcoming and encouraging environment.

GPA Minimum GPA Minimum Minimum IELTS™
UStart 1.5
6.0 (no score below 5.0)
UStart Track 2 1.5
5.5 (no score below 5.0)

Note: A minimum of 24 post-secondary credits earned/required for continuation to Cleveland State Global.

Please visit our School at a Glance for more program details.

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