Bridge Program

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL  33574- 

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Host Institution: Saint Leo University

Host City Size: Up to 50,000

Year Established: 2012

Accreditations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA
Phone #: (352) 588-8384

Fax #: (352) 588-8300



Application Contact Info: Giese, Maribeth Assistant Director of Admissions International Recruitment Saint Leo Admissions MC2008 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665 Email: Phone: 352-588-8284
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk

* Other Course Type: The program offers a shared curriculum. All Bridge Program courses are credit-bearing courses.

Additional Course Info: The program offers two tracks: a regular two-semester track for Intermediate proficiency students and an accelerated one-semester track for high-intermediate and advanced students. In both tracks general university courses are included.

Term Duration in WeeksStart Month

Program Size: 30

Program Size, Summer: 0

Average Class Size: 10

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

Middle East/North Africa30.00

Full-time Instructors: 2

Part-time Instructors: 2

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 15

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 2

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 2

Full-time Admin: 1

Part-time Admin: 0

Part-time study option: no

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL, Other

Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: High school diploma Regular track (2 semesters): 45-64 – iBT, 5-5.5 –IELTS PTE A 35-43 Fast track (1 semester): 65-78 iBT, 5.5-6.0 IELTS, PTE A 44-52

Visa Forms Issued: I-20

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: yes

Maximum Credits Eligible: 30

Courses that can be Replaced: Elective courses

Conditions: Passing grade C.

IEP students can take academic courses at college/university: yes

Maximum Credits Avail.: 7

Degree Levels: undergraduate

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: yes

Academic Admissions Conditions: Successful completion of Bridge program courses.

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Successful completion of Bridge program courses

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: yes

Articulation Agreement(s): no


Fees: $410

Insurance Cost: $1318

Insurance Details:

Campus Housing Availability: Available

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Housing Costs: $5643

Housing Weeks: 16

Housing Cost Type: Room and Board

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Difficult to find

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: no

Homestay Assistance Available: no

Board Plan Availability: Board plan available

Board Plan Costs: $2310

Board Plan Weeks: 16

Board Plan Additional Info: The price is for an unlimited meal plan. The meal plan can be adjusted based on students' needs. The unlimited plan is included in the room & board fee listed above.

Services Available: Academic Counseling, Airport Meeting, Campus Orientation, Conversation Partners, Crosscultural Activities, Field Trips, International Student Advisor, Recreational Activities, Visa/Tax Counseling

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