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Joining The International Pathway Program

We offer two pathway programs leading to degree study at the University of Hartford. Undergraduate students can study the International Year in order to complete a four-year degree at the University of Hartford. Graduate students are able to study a Master’s International Year with us.

Pre-Sessional English

Students whose English is limited may need to study in full English immersion in our Pre-Sessional English program at the University of Hartford's English Language Institute (ELI). You can find entry requirement information on our English language courses, for both undergraduate and graduate students, in the below tables.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

UndergraduateTOEFL (iBT)IELTSPEARSON PTEPearson VersantDuolingoGaoKao English
International Year (2-Semester)60-69 overall5.5 overall42-4948-6385105/150; 83/120
International Year (3-Semester)55-59 overall5.0 overall36-4143-477599/150;77/120
International Year (4-Semester)45-54 overall4.5 overall30-3541-426595/150; 75/120
Pre-Sessional English (1-Semester + IY 4-Semester)40 overall4.0 overallNot Accepted37-4055Below 95/150; below 75/120
Pre-Sessional English (2-Semester + IY 4-Semester)32 overall3.5 overallNot Accepted31-3645Not Accepted
UndergraduateTOEFL (iBT)IELTSPEARSON PTEPearson VersantDuolingoGaoKao English
Direct Admission80 overall6.5 overall58Not Accepted110Not Accepted

Graduate Entry Requirements

GraduateTOEFL (iBT)IELTSPEARSON PTEPearson VersantDuolingo
Master's International Year (2-Semester)70-79 overall6.0 overall50-5755-6395
Master's International Year (3-Semester)60-69 overall5.5 overall42-4948-5485
Pre-Sessional English (1-Semester + MIY 3-Semester)55-59 overall5.0 overall36-4143-4775
Pre-Sessional English (2-Semester + MIY 3-Semester)45 overall4.5 overall30-3541-4265
Pre-Sessional English (3-Semester + MIY 3-Semester)40 overall4.0 overallna37-4055
GraduateTOEFL (iBT)IELTSPEARSON PTEPearson VersantDuolingo
Direct Admission (MS/MEng)70 overall6.0 overall50 overallNot Accepted95
Direct Admission (other graduate degrees)80 overall6.5 overall58Not Accepted110

Admissions Waivers

GRE not required for Electrical and Computer Engineering. GRE may not be required for other programs.

Important dates

Summer 2024
Application Deadline: March 11, 2024
Start Date: May 13, 2024

Fall 2024 - All Pathway Programs and Undergraduate Direct Admission
Application Deadline: June 7, 2024
Start Date: August 26, 2024

Graduate Direct Admission
Application Deadline: June 14, 2024
Start Date: August 26, 2024

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