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International Year One

A First Year Degree Program For International Students

The International Year One is a first year degree program, tailored specifically to the needs of international students. It is offered by many top universities in the USA, particularly those with a strong tradition of welcoming overseas students. English requirements are flexible and most overseas school qualifications are recognised. And you don't need SAT/ACT scores to apply!

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.

Courses start throughout the year and usually last from 2 to 4 semesters, depending on your English level. On successful completion, you can progress directly to the second year, or transfer your credits to another college or university in the USA.

Why Choose This Course?

  • A first year degree program offering flexible entry requirements and dedicated support for international students.
  • Most overseas high school qualifications are recognised and you don't need SAT/ACT scores to apply!
  • All levels of English accepted. You will have the opportunity to develop your English skills to a high standard, while earning academic credits towards your degree.
  • An opportunity to study at a top international university in the United States.
  • Progress directly to the second year of a bachelor's degree, or transfer your credits to another US colleges or university if you prefer.
  • A safe and supportive learning environment for international students who are new to the US education system. Build confidence and settle in quickly while you adapt to academic life on a US university campus.
  • Start dates throughout the year.

Academic Requirements

High School Most overseas high school qualifications are recognised, as well as international qualifications such as IGCSE (5 subjects, A - C or 4+), A/AS Levels and International Baccalaureate.
SAT/ACT SAT/ACT scores not required for entry to these courses!
English There is no minimum requirement, but students with an English level below IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL iBT 50 (or equivalent) will be asked to study one or two additional semesters to improve their English skills. A wide range of English tests are accepted, including Pearson, Duolingo and some high school English qualifications (e.g. IGCSE).
Age Minimum 17 years old at start of course.

Top US Universities Offering International Year One

Here are some of the leading US universities that offer an International Year One option for overseas students.

  • University of Alabama At Birmingham

    INTO University of Alabama

  • Arizona State University

    Arizona State University Pathways

  • Colorado State University

    INTO Colorado State University

  • George Mason University

    INTO George Mason University

  • Illinois State University

    INTO Illinois State University

  • Oregon State University

    INTO Oregon State University

  • University of South Florida

    INTO University of South Florida

  • Baylor University

    Baylor University International Study Centre

  • Saint Louis University

    INTO Saint Louis University


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