University Preparation courses in the USA & Canada

The USA and Canada are the premier choices for hundreds of thousands of international students every year, and the LSI Academic English programme helps you achieve the level of English that you require, whichever of our world-class universities and colleges you choose.

Some universities in the USA and Canada accept LSI levels as proof of English; others may require a TOEFL iBT score. Whatever your requirements, LSI schools in the USA and Canada can provide you with everything you need to get into the university that you want.

CONDITIONAL LETTERS OF ADMISSION

LSI schools in the USA and Canada can help to arrange conditional letters of admission to our partner universities before your arrival. Provided that you meet the academic requirements for your desired course, you will be offered a place at your chosen university subject to your completion of your LSI course and achieving the required level of English.

COUNSELLORS

Students who stay with us for 12 weeks or more receive free university counselling in the school from one of our professional advisors. We test your English on an ongoing basis so we can track your progress and plan out your pathway to the university you want, discussing options, which programme is right for you, and even help you with the paperwork for your university application.

LSI Partner Universities

Many of LSI’s partner universities in the USA and Canada accept LSI levels as proof of ability in English.
This means that you can get a university or college place without having to take an external examination such as the TOEFL iBT. Below are some of our partner institutions, along with their English language requirements for enrolment. For more information, please contact the university counsellor at your chosen LSI language centre.

Many of LSI’s partner universities in the USA and Canada accept LSI levels as proof of ability in English.

This means that you can get a university or college place without having to take an external examination such as the TOEFL iBT. Below are some of our partner institutions, along with their English language requirements for enrolment. For more information, please contact the university counsellor at your chosen LSI language centre.

LSI New York Transition Programme

The LSI New York Transition Programme is designed for students who want to enter a degree programme at the Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) after their course of study at LSI.

The LSI New York Transition Programme is designed for students who want to enter a degree programme at the Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) after their course of study at LSI.


Academic English

  •  Duration: 30* x 50 minutes
  • 15 students max. per class 
  • Intermediate to Advanced levels
  • Course length: 4-48 weeks 
  • Age 16+
  • Hours per week: 25 hours

Academic English combines general English with a focus on key academic skills and exam English. The programme includes regular, focussed grammar and vocabulary reviews, which allows students to target their individual language needs while developing their academic reading and writing skills. This is all supported by specialised, targeted, online resources through our online learning system, E-LSI.

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GMAT & SAT Preparation Courses (General 20 plus 5 individual lessons)

With LSI's GMAT & SAT preparation options, you’ll work with a qualified and experienced instructor who will focus exclusively on your needs ensuring you achieve a higher score in a shorter time.

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GMAT & SAT Preparation Courses (General 20 plus 10 individual lessons)

With LSI's GMAT & SAT preparation options, you’ll work with a qualified and experienced instructor who will focus exclusively on your needs ensuring you achieve a higher score in a shorter time.

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LSI Partner Universities

Many of LSI’s partner universities in the USA and Canada accept LSI levels as proof of ability in English.

This means that you can get a university or college place without having to take an external examination such as the TOEFL iBT. Below are some of our partner institutions, along with their English language requirements for enrolment. For more information, please contact the university counsellor at your chosen LSI language centre.

USA

Institution Location English Requirements
Adelphi University Garden City, NY TOEFL/IELTS waived*
American International College Springfield, MA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of the University Pathway Program
American University Washington, D.C. TOEFL/IELTS waived*
Arkansas State University Jonesboro, AR Completion of level 3 for direct undergraduate admission; completion of level 4 for direct graduate admission
Auburn University Auburn, AL TOEFL/IELTS waived*
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Boston, MA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5
California International Business University (CIBU) San Diego, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5
Cambridge College Springfield, MA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5
College of Idaho Caldwell, ID TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5
College of the Desert Palm Desert, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5
Community Colleges of Spokane Spokane, WA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 3
Fashion Careers College San Diego, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 4 or 5 depending on the program
Fisher College Boston, MA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 4
Florida International University Miami, FL TOEFL/IELTS waived*
Full Sail University Winter Park, FL TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5
IPSB College of Massage & Integrative Health San Diego, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 4
Golden Gate University San Francisco, CA TOEFL/IELTS not waived
Grossmont Community College San Diego, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 4
Humboldt State University Arcata, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5
Los Angeles Film School Los Angeles, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA TOEFL/IELTS waived*
Maryville University St. Louis, MO TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5
Metropolitan College of New York New York, NY TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5
National University California & Nevada No TOEFL/IELTS, completion of level 5 and then student takes National's ELP 820 for one month
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived for undergraduate upon completion of level 4, for graduate upon completion of level 5
Platt College San Diego, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5
Prince William Sound Community College Valdez, AK TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 3
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design Lakewood (Denver), CO TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 4
Saint Michael's College Colchester, VT TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5
San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA TOEFL/IELTS score of 61 or IELTS score of 6.0 required
Schiller International University Largo, FL TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5
Seattle Central Community College Seattle, WA TOEFL/IELTS waived upon completion of level 5, students must take English and math placement exams and may be placed in the College Bridge Programme
Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay, OR IELTS or TOEFL iBT 45 required
UC Berkeley Extension Berkeley, CA Will issue conditional acceptance but must submit test score
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL TOEFL/IELTS waived*
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL TOEFL/IELTS waived*
University of Kansas Lawrence, KS TOEFL/IELTS waived*
University of the Pacific Stockton, CA TOEFL/IELTS waived*
University of South Carolina Columbia, SC TOEFL/IELTS waived*
*To meet the English language requirement the student can take the Pearson/Versant test at their LSI school

Canada

Institution Location English Requirements
Evergreen College Ontario Admission to certificate and diploma programs requires completion of LSI's Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived)
Lambton College Ontario Admission to certificate and diploma programs requires completion of LSI's Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived)
New York Film Academy New York, NY Admission to diploma programs requires completion of LSI's Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived)
Niagara College Welland, ON Admission to certificate, diploma, and advanced diploma programs requires completion of LSI's Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived). Admission to degree programs requires completion of LSI's Advanced level (TOEFL/IELTS waived).
RCC Institute of Technology Toronto, ON Admission to certificate and diploma programs requires completion of LSI's Upper Intermediate level (TOEFL/IELTS waived)
Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo, ON Admission to degree programmes requires completion of LSI’s Advanced level  and Laurier’s LEAF programme. (TOEFL/IELTS waived)

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