Attend College / University in the US!
TOEFL / IELTS Waivers
Are you interested in going to college or university in the United States? Do you need to improve your English? PIA can help you reach your goals. PIA’s Intensive English program helps students get ready to use English in an academic setting. In fact, the University of Portland, Portland State University, Marylhurst University, and Clackamas Community College recognize completion of PIA’s Intensive English program as meeting English language proficiency requirements. That means that PIA graduates don’t need a TOEFL or IELTS score to apply for admission at these schools.* Applicants must meet all of the other application requirements of the college or university.
PIA offers academic advising and application support. Contact us today about applying to one of our college or university partners!
*See details about admission requirements and using PIA’s program as a TOEFL/IELTS waiver.
These are the colleges and universities that PIA has agreements with:
University of Portland
PIA has a pathway from Intensive English to the University of Portland (UP). Students who complete all Level 5 courses of PIA’s Intensive English program can apply to UP without submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score. Level 5 meets UP’s language requirement for undergraduate and graduate programs (except nursing).
University of Portland prepares students for a successful and meaningful career in medicine, law, engineering, teaching, business, and more. UP graduates are creative, effective leaders and ethical decision makers sought by the nation’s top companies and graduate schools.
UP is known as one of the top ten universities in the West. With a focus on educating hearts and minds, University of Portland helps students to lead both successful personal and professional lives.
Portland State University
PIA has a pathway from Intensive English to Portland State University (PSU). Students who complete all Level 5 courses of PIA’s Intensive English program (with an average of 83% or higher) can apply to PSU without submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score. Level 5 meets PSU’s language requirement for undergraduate programs.
Portland State University is an innovative public research university located in downtown Portland, Oregon. PSU offers its 29,000 students a wide range of degree programs through its seven colleges. PSU’s location means that students have great opportunities to interact with the community and achieve the university’s mission: “let knowledge serve the city.”
PIA has a pathway from Intensive English to Marylhurst University (MU). Students who complete all Level 5 courses of PIA’s Intensive English program can apply to MU without submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score. Level 5 meets MU’s language requirement.
Marylhurst University is a premier, not-for-profit, applied liberal arts and business university located in Portland, Oregon. Marylhurst offers bachelor’s degree completion programs, exceptional master’s degrees, courses, and continuing education, as well as impressive arts, music, and cultural events.
Clackamas Community College
PIA has a pathway from Intensive English to Clackamas Community College (CCC). Students who complete all Level 5 courses of PIA’s Intensive English program can apply to CCC without submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score. Level 5 meets CCC’s language requirement.
Clackamas Community College offers a variety of two-year degree programs and certificates. In addition, students who want to earn a four-year degree can start at CCC and easily transfer to a four-year university.