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English as a Second Language Program (ESL Program) is now part of a new partnership called INTO Saint Louis University. Under the new initiative, international students have the opportunity to study in the Academic English Program or a Pathway Program, depending on their level of English proficiency. 

Academic English Program

The Academic English program at INTO Saint Louis University prepares international students for university study in the United States. This academically rigorous program provides international students with high-quality English language instruction and the academic skills necessary to succeed at SLU through development of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and academic study skills. 

More information about this program, such as cost, dates, entry requirements, and application procedures can be found here

Pathway Program

The Pathway program combines intensive language study, academic skills development, and credit-bearing coursework in a customized program designed to move students successfully into their undergraduate or graduate degree program at Saint Louis University.. 

You can explore the different Pathway options here

Direct Admission

International applicants, who meet the English proficiency requirements listed here, are eligible to apply for direct admission to a specific academic program at Saint Louis University. 

Please, visit the International Student Admission web page for more information about direct entry application process. 

If you have any questions or need help, please contact INTO SLU at for admissions questions and for academic questions.