Apr 12, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Academic English Program (AEP)

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Director: Christine Bauer-Ramazani

The Academic English Program (AEP) serves as a pathway to undergraduate study at Saint Michael’s College, providing credit-bearing coursework and a plan of study designed specifically to prepare international students for undergraduate or graduate study at Saint Michael’s College or at other United States colleges and universities. Many students enroll in this program after satisfactory progress in the Intensive English Program. The AEP offers international students who spend a study abroad semester or year at Saint Michael’s the opportunity to take credit-bearing advanced English language courses for continued language improvement. AEP students enroll full-time in a three-semester program: AEP Prep in the Intensive English Program, AEP I, and AEP II. Students are enrolled in the AEP for one to three semesters, depending upon individual proficiency, and follow the required courses listed below.


AEP PREP (1 semester program, 12 credits)


  • IEP 510 – Core Skills: Reading, Vocabulary, Writing and Grammar
  • IEP 520 -  Oral Skills: Speaking, Listening and Academic Notetaking 
  • IEP 599 -  Academic Content Course (Topic varies)    

AEP Level I (1 semester program, 14 credits)


AEP Level II (1 semester program, 16 credits)


Two undergraduate courses to be determined by the student in consultation with Faculty Advisor to International Students.

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