Undergraduate Pathways Program

Pathways Program Overview

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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 and 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 and 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 18-20 hours per week 18-20 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 PBT score of 525 or higher by the end of the first academic year. If the TOEFL score is not achieved, or the student does not gain full admission to UM through a combination of a valid TOEFL score and good grades at ELI,  the student must revert to ELI and cannot take academic courses at UM until they gain full admission.

Classes

First Semester of Classes

Degree-Seeking Pathways Program Study Abroad Pathways Program
Required: C&I 195: Integrated Reading & Writing (ELI, 5 credits) Required: C&I 195: Integrated Reading & Writing (ELI, 5 credits)
Required: C&I 195: Speaking, Listening, & Note-taking (ELI, 5 credits) Required: C&I 195: Speaking, Listening, & Note-taking (ELI, 5 credits)
Required: C&I 195: Global Competence (Fall) or C&I 160: Learning Strategies of Higher Education (Spring) (UM, 2 credits) Required: C&I 195: Global Competence (Fall) or C&I 160: Learning Strategies of Higher Education (Spring) (UM, 2 credits)

Required: Pre-requisite or general education class (UM, 3-4 credits)

Optional: Lower-division class (100 level) (UM, 3-4 credits)

Optional: C&I 195: Foundations of Assessment (ELI Elective, 2 credits)

Optional: C&I 195: Foundations of Assessment (ELI Elective, 2 credits)

Maximum ELI credit hours: 10-12

Maximum UM credit hours: 2-6

Maximum ELI credit hours: 10-12

Maximum UM credit hours: 2-6

Second Semester of Classes

Degree-Seeking Pathways Program Study Abroad Pathways Program

Required: C&I 195: Integrated Reading & Writing (ELI, 5 credits)

Required: C&I 195: Integrated Reading & Writing (ELI, 5 credits)

Required: C&I 195: Speaking, Listening, & Note-taking (ELI, 5 credits)

Required: C&I 195: Speaking, Listening, & Note-taking (ELI, 5 credits)

Required: C&I 195: Global Competence (Fall) or C&I 160: Learning Strategies of Higher Education (Spring) (UM, 2 credits)

Required: Lower-division class (100 level), OR upper division class in student’s major if prerequisites are satisfied (UM, 3-4 credits)

Required: C&I 195: Foundations of Assessment (ELI Elective, 2 credits)

Optional: Lower-division class (100 level), OR upper division class in student’s major if prerequisites are satisfied (UM, 3-4 credits)

Required: Pre-requisite or general education class (UM, 3-4 credits) Optional: C&I 195: Foundations of Assessment (ELI Elective, 2 credits)

Maximum ELI credit hours: 12

Maximum UM credit hours: 5-6

Maximum ELI credit hours: 10-12

Maximum UM credit hours: 6-8

How do I apply for the Pathways Program?

Apply for ELI Pathways Program