College Prep Programs

Coming Fall 2021

University of San Diego's Graduate Pathway for International Students /School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES)

The USD Graduate Pathway Program offers academically prepared international students the opportunity to become degree-seeking graduate students at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) through successful completion of an English language and graduate degree program readiness curriculum.

The program begins with an individualized assessment in several areas, including academic aptitude, English language proficiency and college readiness. A personalized pathway will then be developed based on these assessments by the English Language Academy (ELA), and your progress will be closely monitored throughout the program to ensure success.

School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES), Graduate Programs

Within a school that spans multiple areas of study, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences is unified by its unique academic excellence. The school's exceptional ratings stem from a combination of incredible classroom discussions and real-world service and learning. Students dive in and start making an impact right away.

To deliver more than learning, we personalize our programs to suit students' key needs. We challenge them, support them, and nurture their endeavors. We maintain defined academic standards while embracing diverse perspectives. We foster a strong campus community while exploring the world at large. We study the principles of leadership, then put them into practice. We learn about the needs of underserved and vulnerable populations, and then learn how to make a difference for the better.


USD's English Language Academy is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and Association of International Educators (NAFSA). Our Intensive English Language Program is accredited by CEA - the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.

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