Pathways Program

Program Overview

hiking the m UM’s Undergraduate Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support to help international students to succeed at the University of Montana.  Students can begin in the Pathway Program at the beginning of either the fall or spring semesters. Students can pursue two tracks of study in the Undergraduate Pathways Program: the Degree-Seeking Pathway Program or the Study Abroad Pathway Program.

Which program is right for you?

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
Classes at ELI Core classes and TOEFL Prep elective for 20 hours per week Core classes and optional elective for 18-20 hours per week
University of Montana classes Classes that meet UM's general education requirements Lower-division UM class that interest the student

Program Eligibility

English Proficiency Test
Score Requirement
TOEFL iBT 52-69
TOEFL ITP 470-524
IELTS 5.0-5.5
MELAB 32-73
Cambridge English 165-179
iTEP 3.0-3.7
PTE Academic 41-47

First Semester of Classes

Degree-Seeking Pathways Program Study Abroad Pathways Program
Required: C&I 195: Integrated Reading & Writing (ELI, 6 credits) Required: C&I 195: Integrated Reading & Writing (ELI, 6 credits)
Required: C&I 195: Speaking, Listening, & Note-taking (ELI, 6 credits) Required: C&I 195: Speaking, Listening, & Note-taking (ELI, 6 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)

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

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

Total credit hours: 20-21

Total credit hours: 14-20

Second Semester of Classes

Degree-Seeking Pathways Program Study Abroad Pathways Program

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

Credit-bearing courses that count towards major:

  • If the student has a 525 TOEFL score or higher, thestudent 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

Required: EASL 250 or 251 writing course or equivalent (UM, 3 credits)

Lower division, credit-bearing courses that count towards major

Maximum credit hours: 18

Maximum credit hours: 12

How do I apply for the Pathways Program?

Apply for ELI Pathways Program