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Create Your Path to a US College or University with ELS

Let ELS help you on your journey to Higher Education in the USA, through direct or conditional admission, or our 2 + 2, or college year programs. 


Your pathway to American higher education starts with ELS!

The United States boasts a diverse and world-renowned higher education system, and ELS is your gateway to pursuing your American academic dreams. Over 600 community colleges and universities throughout the USA accept ELS’s English level 109 or 112 as proof of English language proficiency for entry into their programs; and with centers located right on university campuses, ELS, offers you the chance to learn English while integrating into American student life from day one, as you connect with local students and take advantage of campus facilities.

If your dream is to attend a college or university in the USA, ELS offers a variety of programs and services designed to help you achieve your goal. Explore our university program offerings and get ready for an amazing and supported English and higher education experience in the USA!

Choose ELS to help you achieve
your American higher education goals!

  • We’re trusted by 600+ reputable colleges and universities throughout the USA who accept completion of our ELS Intensive English program as proof of English proficiency.
  • We can help you obtain conditional or direct admission at over 40 of our university and college partners, many of whom host our ELS language centers on their campus.
  • Completion of ELS level 109 or 112 will satisfy the English requirement for our partner institutes.
  • ELS offers a variety of higher education programs and services designed to meet your goals, and needs.
  • Get support throughout your journey – we can help you select the right university, complete your application, and meet the English requirements for admission.
  • Enjoy an easy transition to USA higher education – with English centers located right on American colleges and universities, you’ll be integrated into American student life from day one!

Choose your University Program



Secure conditional admission to a degree program at one of ELS's 40+ USA priority partner schools. Your ELS Certificate of Completion will be accepted as proof of English language proficiency (no IELTS or TOEFL test required).

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If you already have a qualifying English test score, ELS offers direct admission avenues to undergraduate degree programs at over 40+ ELS priority partners so long as you enroll for one session of ELS.



Combine ELS English study with 2 years at one of ELS’ partner community colleges followed by 2 years at a top-ranked university. Take advantage of tuition savings, lots of individualized attention, and smaller class sizes.



Study English for 16 weeks at ELS San Francisco, North Bay, then complete one full first-year semester or quarter at Foothill College, De Anza College, or Santa Rosa Junior College in California.