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Achieve English Proficiency
for ASU Admission

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Global Launch at Arizona State University offers multiple opportunities for international students to demonstrate their English proficiency for ASU admission without a TOEFL test.

When you successfully complete one of the following programs or courses, you will meet your English proficiency requirement for ASU undergraduate and graduate* degree programs.

Some ASU schools may require higher English proficiency requirements than others. Please contact an advisor in your department to find out if Global Launch is accepted for your degree program.

Undergraduate Admission

English Language Program: Campus or Online Immersion

The classic English language program experience. Study 21-hours each week with other international students. Communicate with your instructors everyday, face-to-face. Participate in cultural and social events and activities to maximize your language learning. Duration of study depends on your current English level. Campus Immersion students study on campus in Tempe, Arizona.

You must achieve a passing score in the Advanced 2 level (equivalent to an 80% or better).

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English for Undergraduate Admission and Achievement (Online course)

Achieve your English proficiency requirement in 8 weeks. Study for approximately 10 hours per week in an online learning environment. This course includes grading and feedback from a real Global Launch instructor and participation in class discussion boards. Courses are structured with a start and end date. 

You must achieve a passing score (80% or better).

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ASU-USA Pathways Program

Earn university credits right away and strengthen your language and academic skills for full degree study at ASU. Qualifying students will earn up to 26 credits toward an undergraduate degree at ASU or any other American university. At the end of your time in the ASU-USA Pathways program, you will progress into your degree program of choice at Arizona State University and be on track to finish your undergraduate journey in four years.

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Note: The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication does not accept Global Launch as proof of English proficiency for undergraduate admission.

Graduate Admission

English Language Program: Campus or Online Immersion

The classic English language program experience. Study 21-hours each week with other international students. Communicate with your instructors everyday, face-to-face. Participate in cultural and social events and activities to maximize your language learning. Duration of study depends on your current English level. Campus Immersion students study on campus in Tempe, Arizona.

You must achieve a passing score in the Advanced 2 level (equivalent to an 80% or better).

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English for Graduate Admission and Achievement (Online course)

Achieve your English proficiency requirement in 8 weeks. Study for approximately 10 hours per week in an online learning environment. This course includes grading and feedback from a real Global Launch instructor and participation in class discussions. Courses are structured with a start and end date.

You must achieve a passing score (80% or better).

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English Proficiency for Graduate Studies + CEFR Certificate (Online course)

Achieve graduate-level academic success and earn a certificate of English proficiency as you advance your writing, research, presentation, and critical thinking skills in 8 weeks. Earn a powerful university-issued career credential of English proficiency at the C1 CEFR level. Study in live class sessions and online self-study. Have access to tutoring and collaboration with classmates.

You must achieve a passing score (80% or better).

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*Only specific graduate schools accept Global Launch as proof of English proficiency for graduate admission. The following schools will only accept the English for Graduate Admission and Achievement online course or completion of the Advanced 2 level of the English Language Immersion program for graduate admission. If the school you are interested in is not listed below, please contact an advisor from that school for more information:

  • Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • The College (of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • College of Integrative Arts and Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Health Solutions
  • ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
  • Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
  • College of Global Futures
  • Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Computer Science, MCS
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Programs by Comparison

  Campus Immersion Online Immersion English for Admission and Achievement English Proficiency for Graduate Studies + CEFR
University preparation
Mutliple language levels    
Live class sessions  
Online self-study  
Practice writing, reading, research and presentation skills
Start and end date
Hours of study (class + homework) 240 240 80 60
Tutoring and office hours  
Academic advising    
Online cultural activities    
Collaboration with peers  
Full-time student support staff    
Study abroad experiences      
Live events and field trips      
Structured, daily class schedule      
Official C1 CEFR certification      

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