English Language Programs

Salve Regina offers two English language support programs on campus. The English for Academic Purposes program is offered to Salve Regina students during the academic year. The University's partnership with the Middlebury-Monterey Summer Intensive College English program offers a summer (July-August) program open to any high school or bachelor's level student, including prospective and enrolled Salve Regina students, who seeks English proficiency for academic purposes. Participants in either program must meet the stated eligibility requirements.

English for Academic Purposes

Excellent candidates for this program are:

  • International students who do not meet English proficiency requirements at the time of admission. This includes students who score lower than 80 Internet-based or 550 paper-based on the TOEFL, 6.5 on the IELTS or 53 on the PTE Academic.
  • International students who need additional English language and cultural support to be successful in academic and student life. (At the discretion of the admission committee, international student adviser and EAP coordinator, a non-native English speaker attending Salve Regina could be tested during orientation for English proficiency and may be placed into EAP courses.)
  • International students who would like additional coursework in any of the following areas: research and writing, listening, speaking and grammar skills, and cross-cultural awareness.

EAP courses are credit-bearing (1-3 credits) and are taken in conjunction with major and core requirements. The program offers individual tutoring and includes participation in a conversation partner program.

Summer Intensive College English

Excellent candidates for this program are:

  • Any international student who is currently enrolled or would like to enroll in high school or an undergraduate (bachelor's) program in the United States.
  • Accepted international Salve Regina students who wish to strengthen their English skills in the summer prior to enrolling at the University. (A discount is offered to Salve Regina students.)

Students may choose a four-week or six-week program, offered during July and August. Students receive more than 20 hours of English language instruction each week, accommodations in Salve Regina residence halls and excursions/field trips to Boston, New York City and Newport.