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 high quality of teaching and services so students can learn and excel in their goals.

If you have already applied to a degree program but are lacking proof of English proficiency, you do not need to submit any additional application materials except the Health and Statement of Agreement with Institutional Policy forms. To demonstrate English proficiency, prospective ALCI students must take APU’s online English proficiency test or submit a minimum score of 46 on the TOEFL iBT or 5.0 on the IELTS.

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

International Enrollment

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.

Application Deadlines
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
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