Undergraduate Pathways Program

Pathways Program Eligibility

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Students can pursue two tracks of study in the Undergraduate Pathways Program - the Degree-Seeking Pathways Program or the Study Abroad Pathways Program.

  • The Degree-Seeking Pathways Program:
    • Prepares students to pursue a degree at the University of Montana.
    • Includes both intensive English language classes University of Montana classes
  • The Study Abroad Pathways Program:
    • Provides the opportunity to enroll in University of Montana classes for study abroad students studying English
    • Includes both intensive English language classes University of Montana classes
Degree-Seeking Pathways Program
Study Abroad Pathways Program
This program is designed for... International students who want to earn a degree at the University of Montana International students who are studying abroad at the University of Montana and want to take ELI and UM classes
Hours per week of ELI classes 20 hours per week 18 hours per week
University of Montana classes Classes that meet UM's general education requirements Lower-division UM class that interests the student
Requirements Students must study through ELI to achieve a TOEFL score of 525 or higher by the end of the first academic year. If the TOEFL score is not achieved, the student will return to ELI. 

Classes

First Semester of Classes

Degree-Seeking Pathways Program Study Abroad Pathways Program
Integrated Reading & Writing (ELI) Integrated Reading & Writing (ELI)
Speaking, Listening, & Note-taking (ELI) Speaking, Listening, & Note-taking (ELI)
Global Competence Global Competence (mandatory)
Foundations of Assessment (ELI elective) Foundations of Assessment (ELI elective - optional)
Pre-requisite or general education UM class  Lower division UM class (optional)
Total credit hours: 16-17 Total credit hours: 12-15

Second Semester of Classes

Degree-Seeking Pathways Program Study Abroad Pathways Program
C&I 160: Learning Strategies of Higher Education (UM)

Credit-bearing courses that count toward major

*If the student has a 525 TOEFL score or higher, the student can register in any course related to major as long as the course does not have prerequisite requirements

*If the student has less than a 525 TOEFL score, the student will only be able to register for 100-level courses

EASL 250, 251, 450, or 451 (UM)
Lower division, credit-bearing courses that count toward major
Total credit hours: 15-16 Total credit hours: 12

How do I apply for the Pathways Program?

Apply for ELI Pathways Program