English Language & Culture Institute
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all students who complete Level III and pass all exit exams.
ELCI Admission and TOEFL/IELTS Waiver
Language proficiency scores are not required for ELCI admission. Qualified undergraduate applicants will receive conditional admission to SDSU. Graduate applicants will prepare for the TOEFL/IELTS to meet the minimum language requirements for their specific programs.
The ELCI offers a high rate of acceptance for candidates who have completed secondary school. No application fee or advanced tuition deposit is required to receive an I-20.
Student Services and Advising
Students participate in a comprehensive orientation and assessment, and receive ongoing support, including advising before entering the desired course of study. The ELCI term price includes tutoring and conversation partners, cultural excursions and the same student events and services available to all SDSU students.
SDSU'S INTENSIVE TOEFL® TEST PREP PROGRAM
SDSU’s Intensive TOEFL® Test Prep Program is designed for students currently at an English proficiency level equivalent of 50+ on the TOEFL Test, 5.0 IELTS, Cambridge CAE 41, or SDSU ESL Level 2.
**Score 61 is for students who have applied for SDSU undergraduate admissions when selecting this program.
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International students attending South Dakota State University will be assessed and placed in the most appropriate English composition class based on proficiency. Please see the English Placement for International Students Policy for details.
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