Our ESL Program:

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program prepares non-native English speakers for success in undergraduate programs at Mount Ida College. We offer ESL courses that are tailored for fully admitted students who are academically admissible but who achieve a low English proficiency exam score.

Paper (pbt) Computer (cbt) Internet (ibt)
Undergraduate 525 195 70 5.5
Undergraduate ESL 450 133 45 4.0

In our ESL program, you will be a fully admitted, full time Mount Ida student attending regular college level classes, as well as taking 1 or 2 extra English classes for your first year in order to strengthen your language skills. These small classes with roughly 10 students are taught by Mount Ida College professors, will range from 6-9 credits a year. ESL students have access to all college resources and benefits. They benefit from being part of a global educational community in the United States.

Conditional admission

If you have scored lower than a 45 on the TOEFL/4.0 on IELTS, or have not taken any English proficiency test, we recommend you start off with any of the below listed intensive English courses before enrolling full time in a degree seeking program at Mount Ida College. We have partnership with each of these English Language Centers. Once you complete their English program, the English proficiency test requirement for your application will be waived.

English School Contact Full Admission ESL Admission
On Campus at Wheelock College Kimberly Sizelove
12 credits 12 credits
Stafford House/Boston Academy Matt Owen

(617) 426-5979
Level 6  Level 6
New England School of English Masashi Shinoda
(617) 864-7170
Level 10 Level 9
ELS Language Center at Mount Ida Mark Schaerf
(617) 244-4448
Level 112 Level 110
Boston School of Modern Languages Barbara Goodwin
(617) 325-2760
Level 11-12 Level 10