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Intensive English Program- Pathway to Boise State

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PATHWAY TO SUCCESS

Do you want to study at Boise State University but you don’t have high enough TOEFL or IELTS test scores?
Boise State University’s Pathway Program may be for you.

If your English proficiency score is below 68 TOEFL or 6.0 IELTS, but you meet the international admission requirements for Boise State University, then you may apply for the Pathway Program.

Complete the Boise State University Pathway Program to:

  • Take academic English classes and undergraduate courses at the same time;
  • Improve your English language skills;
  • Earn university credits;
  • Get academic support and ongoing cultural immersion;
  • Receive full admission to Boise State University;
  • Prepare for success at Boise State University and beyond.

Pathway Program at a Glance

Extended Path

3 Semesters

Entrance Requirements:

  • Boise State Academic Admission
  • IELTS 4.5 or TOEFL 38-44
  • Placement into IEPATH 030 courses


Required Courses
  • 6 ESL Courses
  • Total = 20 clock hours

Also Must Complete

Standard & Accelerated Paths to Meet Boise State Admission Requirements

Standard Path

2 Semesters

Entrance Requirements:

  • Boise State Academic Admission
  • IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 45-61
  • Placement into IEPATH 040 courses


Required Courses
  • 5 ESL & 1 Academic Courses
  • Total = 20 clock hours

Also Must Complete

Accelerated Path to Meet Boise State Admission Requirements

Accelerated Path

1 Semester

Entrance Requirements:

  • Boise State Academic Admission
  • IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 62-67
  • Placement into IEPATH 150 courses


Required Courses
  • 3 ESL & 2 Academic Courses
  • Total = 16 clock hours

Boise State Admission

Full Boise State Admission Upon Completion of this Path

Boise State Pathway Program Course of Study

Extended Track (3 Semesters)

Entrance Requirements: 

  • Boise State Academic Admission Requirements (except language proficiency)
  • IELTS 4.5 or TOEFL 38-45
  • Placement into IEPATH 030 courses*


Required Pathway Courses
CoursesCredits
Total Clock Hours
Total Credit Hours
20
0
IEPATH 031 Intermediate Grammar I0
IEPATH 032 Intermediate Communication I0
IEPATH 033 Intermediate English Composition I0
IEPATH 036 Intermediate English Critical Listening Skills I0
IEPATH 037 Intermediate English Academic reading & Vocabulary I0
IEPATH 044 University Success Seminar 0

*Students who have the initial language proficiency score but do not place into the IEPATH 030 courses will be placed into pre-pathway courses at the intensive English Program.

Standard Track (2 Semesters)

Entrance Requirements: 

  • Boise State Academic Admission Requirements (except language proficiency)
  • IELTS 5 or TOEFL 45-60
  • Placement into IEPATH 040 core courses

Required Pathway Courses

Courses Credits
Total Clock Hours
Total Credits
20
5
IEPATH 042 Intermediate Communication II0
IEPATH 043 Intermediate English Composition and Academic Reading II0
IEPATH 145 Pathway Seminar 2
IEPATH 046 Intermediate English Critical Listening Skills II 0
IEPATH 047 Intermediate English Academic Reading & Vocabulary II0
One Boise State Course3

Additional fee-incurring IEPATH Courses

IEPATH 041 Intermediate English Grammar II

Accelerated Track (1 Semester)

Entrance Requirements: 

  • Boise State Academic Admission Requirements (except language proficiency)
  • IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 61-67
  • Placement into IEPATH 150 core courses

Required Pathway Courses

Courses Credits
Total Clock Hours
Total Credits
16
16
IEPATH 153 Advanced English Composition and Academic Reading 4
IEPATH 154 Pathway Seminar II2
IEPATH 157 Advanced English Academic 4
Two Boise State Courses 6

Additional fee-incurring IEPATH Courses

  • IEPATH 151Advanced Grammar
  • IEPATH 151 Advanced Communication
  • IEPATH 156 Advanced English Critical Listening Skills