Admission Requirements

The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) is a perfect place for those who are committed to success in higher education. ALCI ensures the quality of teaching and services so that students can learn and excel in their goals.

All ALCI students are seeking a degree at APU. If you are already admitted to the degree program but are lacking English proficiency, you do not need to submit any additional application materials except the Health form and Statement of Agreement with Institutional Policy form. Beginning fall 2017, every prospective ALCI student must have a minimum iBT score of 50 or a total IELTS score of 5.0 in order to take ALCI classes.

If your test score is lower than stated above, you are advised to go other ESL programs first.

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the International Center by the deadline. If a date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline will be extended to the following Monday. If the application is not completed by the deadline, it will be postponed to the next available term.

Term Outside U.S. Inside U.S.
Fall (September) May 1 June 1
Spring (January) September 15 October 15
Summer (May) December 1 February 1