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Through INTO CSU, international students can study English as a second language or choose to attend one of the many undergraduate and graduate Pathways programs to strengthen academic credentials and English proficiency before applying to a CSU degree program. All programs are in a highly supportive learning environment, designed to accelerate students' success. Students, regardless of INTO CSU program of study, have all the benefits and experiences of campus life at CSU, including access to all of the academic, social, and cultural resources and activities that CSU has to offer. 

English Language Programs

The mission of the English Language Program at INTO CSU is both to provide quality English language training and academic support programs to help international students make significant and consistent progress toward their academic, professional and personal language goals and to serve the needs of the University at large, including the provision of teacher training to prospective teachers of English as a Foreign/Second Language. 

Academic English Program

The Academic English program at INTO CSU is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and prepares international students for university study in the U.S. This academically rigorous program provides international students with high-quality English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at CSU through development of:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Academic study skills

Pre-Academic English Program

The four-week Pre-Academic English program is specifically designed for students with more advanced English skills wanting to become familiar with U.S. academic culture and expectations before starting a Pathway or degree program.  The program provides instruction in academic listening, speaking, reading and writing.  This program is also open to Fulbright scholars. 

Special Programs in English

The INTO CSU Center works with organizations to create English language programs for their specific need.  

Pathway Programs

INTO CSU offers undergraduate and graduate level bridge programs designed to provide international students experience in university-level academic classes before they become full-time university students. Students in a pathway program have access to the resources of a regularly admitted student along with additional support to help with their transition to American culture and study. 

Undergraduate Pathways

Undergraduate Pathway programs are designed to improve English language and academic skills along with core courses to help students move successfully through the first year of an undergraduate degree at CSU.  

Graduate Pathways

Graduate Pathway programs are designed to provide students with a direct path to various graduate degrees at CSU.  These programs provide the academic foundation, essential language skills and GMAT/GRE test preparation to move on to a graduate degree program.