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English for Academic Purposes & U.S. Culture for International Students

SUNY Oswego offers language and cultural support for our international students to help ensure success in the classroom and beyond.  

The English for Academic Purposes program is for undergraduate and graduate students as well as exchange students hoping to improve and develop their academic English skills. Each three-credit course counts as an Arts and Science elective towards graduation in most undergraduate majors. Students with lower incoming ESL scores have priority in registering for EAP courses. If there are available seats, the EAP classes will be made available to other international students.

US Culture for International Students is a one-credit course  designed to provide knowledge and understanding of American culture for international students to ease their transition into a completely new academic and social environment.

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Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Minimum required score to enroll in undergraduate degree programs

  • TOEFL iBT = 71
  • IELTS = 6.0

You can enroll in academic classes and will also be recommended to take 1- 3 EAP courses

  • TOEFL iBT = 71 - 78*
  • IELTS = 6.0 - 6.4*

You are ready to take all academic courses 

  • TOEFL iBT = 79+
  • IELTS = 6.5+ 

* Students with score in this range also have the opportunity to register in SUNY Oswego's Summer Intensive English Program  to improve  their academic English skills. Course work may be eligible for college credit.  At the end of the summer program, you will be given TOEFL ITP.  Depending on your score you will either be recommended to enroll in all academic courses or take EAP courses in the fall.

Course Descriptions*

*All students who take EAP or GST270 classes will be assigned a secondary advisor for support in ESL related academic challenges or challenges in communication with faculty due to language proficency or cultural differences for the rest of their academic journey at SUNY Oswego.
 

Office

Division of Extended Learning

151 Marano Campus Center
Oswego, NY 13126

Contact

Phone: 315-312-2270
Fax: 315-312-3078
Email: extlearn@oswego.edu

Hours

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday