Academic English Program

The Academic English Program at Messiah University is designed to teach intensive English skills for academic purposes to help non-native English speakers acquire the English skills they need in order to take classes at Messiah. It is a two-semester program, but students may exit after one semester if they meet the learning objectives.

Who is eligible to participate in the AEP?

  • International students requiring a visa
  • Must have a TOEFL score of 60-79 or IELTS score of 5.5-6.0. Students who elect to take the SAT will have their critical reading sub score evaluated by the International Admissions Committee.
  • Must otherwise meet the criteria for admission to Messiah.