The Graduate Preparation Program is for students who want to enter graduate programs at Eastern Washington University. It is an alternative to the TOEFL admission requirement. It provides a bridge to academic studies at the graduate level. It includes both content courses in the student’s field of study and English-language support classes.
The program is intended for a two quarter period.
Each quarter, students will take about 8 credits of coursework in their field of study plus 8 credits of English-language support classes.
Students who succeed in both their content coursework and their English-language support classes can be fully admitted to graduate programs, as long as they have already met all of the other academic requirements for graduate admission.
Graduate advisors will determine the coursework.
In some programs, up to 12 credits of course work in the field of study may be transferred into the graduate program. Check with your advisor.
During the first quarter the English-language support classes focus on Advanced Writing and Grammar, with an emphasis on editing, and Current Events and Issues. During the second quarter the English-language support classes cover the Advanced Research Paper Writing and Presentation Skills.
At the end of each quarter the student will be evaluated by both departmental faculty and ELI faculty. The students must pass the content courses with a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 and must receive a “good” or “excellent” rating in the English-language support classes.
No. Students who are accepted by their graduate program can enter ELI, proceed through the Advanced Level 5, and then be recommended into the Graduate Preparation Program.
If your TOEFL score is between 525-550 PBT/71-79 iBT or your IELTS score is between 6.0-6.5, you can apply directly to the EWU Graduate School and to the Graduate Preparation Program. A graduate advisor will decide on the coursework.
If your TOEFL score is between 550 - 580/ PBT/79-92 iBT or your IELTS score is 6.5, you have 2 choices:
Please visit the Graduate School website: http://www.ewu.edu/grad/international/
Please visit the Graduate Student website: http://www.ewu.edu/grad/International/
Application for Enrollment in ELI.
5. Photocopy of the identification page of your passport.
6. Copy of official transcripts from all US colleges/universities attended (must be received directly from the issuing
7. Copy of all transcripts from colleges/ universities attended outside the US (Graduate Preparation Program applicants
are required to submit foreign transcripts to a paid evaluation service).
Mail your completed application packet to:
Graduate Studies Office, EWU Eastern Washington University
206 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004-2444