International Education, Seattle Pacific University

SPU offers a pathway for students who do not meet English requirement

Seattle Pacific University (SPU) offers a pathway opportunity through Interlink for international undergraduate students who wish to study at SPU but have not met the minimum English Language score. This was disclosed by EduCo U.S. Marketing Director Julia Tracewski.

Under Interlink’s conditional admission, international students will receive the conditional letter of acceptance from SPU. “The student’s information will be shared with Interlink,” says Tracewski, “and no additional application will be required.” The student then receives a welcome letter from Interlink.

The next stage in the process is the issuance of the initial I-20 by Interlink.  Students will receive a Form I-20, which is a certificate of eligibility for non-immigrant student status. The length of stay is equivalent to at least one session with an admissions packet that will include a formal conditional offer from Seattle Pacific University.

Full-time English course

Once the students receive their admissions packet, they need to undergo English competency testing upon arrival on campus to determine the appropriate English level that they will be assigned to.  The program runs for a total of 10 weeks, divided into two five-week sessions, to complete one English level.

There will be no additional testing required in order to get admitted into Seattle Pacific University. The students’ Form I-20 will be transferred to SPU and they can start their chosen degree program.