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International Year One (Business)

This program is the first stage of an undergraduate degree in Business at The University Of South Florida for international students. On successful completion of this program, you can continue to the second year of an undergraduate degree at The University Of South Florida, or transfer your credits to another US college or university if you prefer.

  • Why Choose This Course?
    • A first year degree program with flexible entry requirements and dedicated support for international students.
    • Suitable for students of all English levels. Develop your English skills to a high standard while earning academic credits towards your degree.
    • SAT/ACT not required for this course!
    • Continue to the second year of a degree program at The University of South Florida, or transfer your credits to another US university if you prefer.
    • Live and study in the heart of the Tampa Bay area, reputed to enjoy 360 days of sunshine a year!

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Course Specification

The International Year One (Business) is a first year degree program at The University Of South Florida, tailored specifically to the needs of international students. Most overseas school qualifications are accepted and English requirements are flexible, with study options for students of all levels. And you don't need SAT/ACT scores to apply for this course.

During the course, you will study a first year curriculum, but with extra support to develop your English language and study skills to a high standard. You will also receive dedicated academic support to help you adapt to US teaching methods. Studying alongside other international students who are new to the US education system will help you to settle in quickly and build confidence as you progress through the program.

At the end of the program, you can continue to the second year of a bachelor's degree at The University Of South Florida. Alternatively, you can transfer your academic credits to another US university if you prefer.

Study Plans

  • One Semester
    1 semester starting Jan, May, Aug
  • Two Semesters
    2 semesters starting Jan, May, Aug
  • Two Semesters + 1 Semester Academic English
    3 semesters starting Jan, May, Aug

Entry Requirements

Academic Completion of high school with good grades, equivalent to a US High School Diploma (GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale). Most overseas high school qualifications are recognized.
SATS/ACT SATS/ACT not required.
English One Semester
IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL iBT 79 / PTE 53
Two Semesters
IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL iBT 60 / PTE 44 / Duolingo 90
Two Semesters + 1 Semester Academic English
There is no minimum requirement, as the length of the course can be tailored to your English level. As a guide, students with IELTS 4.5 - 5.0 will need one semester of academic English.

Start Dates And Progression

Study Plan: One Semester

Start Date End Date Progression
Jan 2021 May 2021 May 2021
May 2021 Aug 2021 Aug 2021
Aug 2021 Dec 2021 Jan 2022

Study Plan: Two Semesters

Start Date End Date Progression
Jan 2021 Aug 2021 Aug 2021
May 2021 Dec 2021 Jan 2022
Aug 2021 May 2022 May 2022

Study Plan: Two Semesters + 1 Semester Academic English

Start Date End Date Progression
Jan 2021 Dec 2021 Jan 2022
May 2021 May 2022 May 2022
Aug 2021 Aug 2022 Aug 2022

Progression Options

On successful completion of this course, you are guaranteed1 entry to one of the following undergraduate programmes at The University Of South Florida.

  • BA Global Business
  • BS Accounting
  • BS Business Analytics & Information Systems
  • BS Finance
  • BS General Business Administration
  • BS Management
  • BS Marketing

 
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