March 18, 2014

Admission Policy

The INTERLINK program is designed for students with a basic knowledge of English* but who have not yet attained the proficiency required for college admission or vocational competence. There is no minimum or maximum age requirement (most of our students are in their late teens and 20’s) although students must be high school graduates with a C+ or better GPA. Language and cultural heterogeneity are deemed important for program quality and prospective students may be advised to attend a particular center or delay enrollment for greater student diversity. Maximum enrollment capabilities currently range from 70-120 at our centers; students can receive specific enrollment data from any center. Regardless of program size, class size is limited (12 for R/W classes and 15 for C/S classes). Applicants are required to disclose in writing any criminal charges against them (such charges may disqualify them from admission if so dictated by federal, state or campus regulations).

*Students are expected to have a basic vocabulary, understand very simple oral language and be able to write simple sentences in English. Students who have successfully completed at least one year of English as part of their school studies or one course at a language institute or have other English experience typically satisfy the basic knowledge requirement. Students who are not sure if they meet this minimum requirement should submit a short sample of their writing with their application. Students without basic English skills will not be admitted into regular classes.

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