American Classroom Program

English Language Preparation


Overview

American Classroom is an innovative transitional experience for international students who are looking for advanced English language preparation and an introduction to the American education system and college culture. This program is an excellent start to your American university studies and provides a comprehensive academic and cultural experience designed to help you succeed at Northeastern University and improve your English language skills. For the highly motivated international student—American Classroom is your opportunity to jump into the flow of American college life while exposing you to an environment conducive to a successful transition to university. Throughout your time in American Classroom, you will benefit from individual academic advising and support services. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be enriched from your exposure to college life and academics and prepared for a degree program. 

Based on English proficiency scores, students will complete between one and three levels in American Classroom. Each level is designed to provide appropriate instruction and class content based on English language proficiency.

One of the major benefits of American Classroom as an English preparatory program is the opportunity to gain conditional acceptance to a Northeastern University degree program. If you are interested in pursuing your higher education at Northeastern after completing the American Classroom Program, please apply via Option 1 or Option 2 on the Admissions tab.

Program Benefits

  • Earn academic credit that may be transferable to other colleges and universities
  • Improve your English language skills through specially designed courses
  • Experience the culture of an American university and participate in campus life and activities
  • Develop greater professional skills and a stronger resumé
  • Receive support every step of the way from an individually assigned Student Support Specialist

For more information, please contact an enrollment coach at 877.668.7727 or cpsadmissions@northeastern.edu .


Curriculum

Level 1 entry requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT 65 OR
  • IELTS 6.0 (no bands below 5.5) OR
  • PTE A 46 

Level 1 students take 4 courses focused on English language skills and acculturation. 

Level 2 entry requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT 74 OR
  • IELTS 6.0 (no bands below 6.0) OR
  • PTE A 50

Level 2 students take two English language courses, one service-learning course, and two credit-transfer courses.  Credit-transfer courses will count toward degree program requirements.

Level 3 entry requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT 83 OR
  • IELTS 6.5 (no bands below 6.0) OR
  • PTE A 56

Level 3 students take 2 English language courses and 2 credit-transfer courses.  Credit-transfer courses will count toward degree program requirements. 

Business Track Majors Engineering/Math/Science Track Majors Humanities/Social Science Track Majors Level & Transfer Credits

Core Structure and Vocabulary

 Principles of Reading and Writing

 Principles of Listening and Speaking

 American Culture and Society

Level 1 (Inter-cultural)
English Language only

College Reading & Writing

College Listening & Speaking 

Introduction to Philosophy
(4 credits)

Macroeconomics
(4 credits)

Community Learning 

College Reading & Writing

College Listening & Speaking

Introduction to Philosophy
(4 credits)

Pre-Calculus or Calculus 1
(4 credits)

Community Learning

College Reading & Writing

College Listening & Speaking

Introduction to Philosophy
(4 credits)

Globalization & International Affairs
(4 credits)

Community Learning

Level 2;(Experi-ential)
8 Transfer Credits

Environmental Science for students who have AP credits  

Advanced Reading & Writing 

Advanced Listening & Speaking

Introduction to American History
(4 credits)

Business Calculus or Pre-Calculus
(4 credits)

Advanced Reading & Writing 

Advanced Listening & Speaking

Introduction to American History
(4 credits)

Calculus 1 or Calculus 2
(4 credits)

Advanced Reading & Writing

Advanced Listening & Speaking

Introduction to American History
(4 credits)

Technology & Human Values
(4 credits)

Level 3;(Academic)
8 Transfer Credits

Environmental Science for students who have AP credits  

Admissions Options

Admissions Options


Depending on your desired program of study, please choose either Option 1 (conditional acceptance to the undergraduate residential programs) or Option 2 (conditional acceptance to a College of Professional Studies degree program).
 

Option 1:   American Classrom to gain conditional acceptance to Northeastern University Undergraduate- Residential programs
Option 2: American Classroom to gain conditional acceptance to Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies

  

Admission Criteria for Each Option

 

1. Northeastern University Undergraduate- Residential

  • Application
  • Official academic records: Submit both official records and an English translation:
    • Secondary Education AND all undergraduate/ post-secondary institution attended (this may not apply to all applicants)
  • Letter of interest (250-500 words): A formal letter indicating:
    •  Why you are interested in American Classroom
    • Why you want to continue your education at Northeastern University’s residential undergraduate program
  • Minimum English proficiency test score
    • TOEFL iBT: 65 or higher
    • IELTS: 6.0 (no bands below 5.5)
    • Pearson 46 or higher

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2.  Northeastern Universitys College of Professional Studies - Undergraduate

  • Application
  • Official academic records: Submit both official and an English translation
    • Secondary Education AND all undergraduate/ post-secondary institution attended (this may not apply to all applicants)
  • Professional resume (ONLY Fast Track applicants): Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
  • Letter of interest (250-500 words): A formal letter indicating:
    • Why you are interested in American Classroom
    • Why you want to continue your education at the Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies
    • Which program are you interested in and why
  • Minimum English P\proficiency test score
    • TOEFL iBT: 65 or higher
    • IELTS:  6.0 (no bands below 5.5)
    • Pearson 46 or higher

Program Deadlines

American Classroom Dates 2016-2017

Term Application
Deadline
(Overseas)
Application
Deadline
(U.S. Transfer)
Fall 2016

Complete Application Deadline July 13, 2016

Complete I-20 Request Deadline  July 20, 2016

Complete Application Deadline August 10, 2016

Complete I-20 Request Deadline   August 17, 2016

Spring 2017

Complete Application Deadline November 7, 2016

Complete I-20 Request Deadline  November 21, 2016

Complete Application Deadline November 28, 2016

Complete I-20 Request Deadline   December 12, 2016

Summer 2017

Complete Application Deadline March 20, 2017

Complete I-20 Request Deadline  March 27, 2017

Complete Application Deadline April 10, 2017

Complete I-20 Request Deadline   April 24, 2017

 

 

 


Visa Requirements

International Student Visa Requirements

 

The following must be submitted prior to the program deadline if applying for an international student visa:

Please determine your current status here under "I'm interested in applying, now what?"

Once accepted, it is important that all students create a myNEU accountThis account must be active for at least 24 hours before completing the myOGS e-form. If you have determined that you will need to be in F-1 status to study at CPS, you will need to fill out the American Classroom myOGS e-form here.

Please be prepared ahead of time by reading the points below to see what documents you will need to have on hand for your I-20 request:

  • A copy of the identity page of your passport
  • Financial documentation indicating availability of funds equal to or exceeding the amount needed to attend American Classroom at Northeastern and pay for living expenses for at least a full academic year 
    • Financial documents must be dated within 9 months prior to your program start date.
  • All submitted financial documents must be written in English with amounts listed in U.S. dollars. (If funds on the bank statement are not in U.S. dollars, please attach a currency conversion from an online calculator such as http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter).
  • The name of the account holder on any bank documents must be in English.
  • If you are receiving government sponsorship, please provide a financial guarantee letter that has your name, major, and the covered terms.

In addition to the required documents above, all international students who are currently studying within the United States, but who now intend to enroll at Northeastern, must also submit a completed Transfer-In Verification Form for students in F-1 or J-1 status. (The form is also available at myOGS.)

IMPORTANT: Please make your visa interview arrangements only after receiving your visa eligibility document from Northeastern University and make your travel arrangements only after receiving your visa in your passport.

The myOGS I-20 request e-form is designed to respond to an individual student's situation and will guide you through the request process. If you have any questions, please contact the CPS Admissions Office at cpsadmissions@northeastern.edu, by calling 877-668-7727, or contact the OGS at ogs@northeastern.edu.


Tuition

Tuition for American Classroom for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

These figures are tuition estimates for the 2016-2017 academic year and are subject to change at any time by Northeastern University's Board of Trustees.  Additional University fees apply to the cost of full attendance.  Please click  here  to view the list of fees on the Student Financial Services website.

Tuition per semester of American Classroom $10,775.00
Tuition Deposit

All admitted students must submit a non-refundable $1,000 (USD) tuition deposit. The deposit will be counted towards the tuition for your first term of enrollment. Please refer to your acceptance letter for complete information.


Orientation

Spring 2017 American Classroom Orientation

 

The American Classroom Program hosts a detailed arrival orientation for new students to our program. This orientation introduces new American Classroom students to the American Classroom program, on-campus student services and resources, and student life on campus and in the Boston area. Attendance at our orientation is required of all new students.

Dates: January 4-6, 2017
Location: West Village G Room 108 (#23G on this campus map)

*Please bring a laptop or tablet to the orientation program

Visit our American Classroom Facebook page to learn more about our program, events and activities offered to students, and view photos of our past student events.  

 

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