English Language Institute


Are you an international student who would like to enroll at Edinboro University? Find out how you can meet the English language proficiency requirements through the English Language Institute.


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How to Meet Edinboro's English Proficiency Requirements

If you have met Edinboro University's academic requirements but have not yet satisfied the English proficiency requirement, you may apply for conditional admission based upon eventual completion of the English Language Institute (ELI) program at Jamestown Community College (JCC).

Jamestown Community College, which is part of the State University of New York, has specific coursework that will help you strengthen your skills for official enrollment at Edinboro. The college, located about 65 miles northeast of the Edinboro campus, provides extensive student support services on a full-residential campus. Learn more by visiting www.sunyjcc.edu.

While attending JCC, you will be enrolled full time in a course of study that is designed to improve your English proficiency to be academically successful at Edinboro. To begin your degree program at Edinboro, you will need a minimum GPA of a 2.0 at JCC and a letter of recommendation from the ELI instructor.


A $1,105 international student scholarship is available to students who are accepted to this program and enrolled at JCC full time (12 or more credit hours per semester).

Additional credits completed at JCC may be transferred back to Edinboro University per articulation agreements.

You may stay in a modern suite-style residence hall on campus equipped with a full kitchen and individual bathrooms. Check out additional housing options at JCC.


Summer Immersion Program

Want to improve your English language skills prior to starting at Edinboro University? Get a head start on your academic program at Edinboro by enrolling in JCC's summer English Language Immersion program. This program offers you an opportunity to study English grammar and improve your vocabulary, pronunciation, listening skills, speaking, reading and writing. No minimum TOEFL score is required.

For more information on this program and to apply, visit www.sunyjcc.edu or contact Jamestown Community College at 716-338-1291 or international@mail.sunyjcc.edu.

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Edinboro, PA 16444
Email: admissions@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814-732-2761