Undergraduate & Graduate School Partnerships

osuPELA is proud to offer pathways into our partner schools to qualifying students who wish to receive their bachelor’s degree or master’s degree at a U.S. college or university.

These pathways range from application fee waivers to conditional admissions. PELA will work with you to help make the application process easier and understandable.

Schools offering pathways of enrollment for PELA students

  • Oregon State University
  • Colorado State University
  • Salisbury University (Maryland)
  • Marshall University (West Virginia)
  • George Mason University (Virginia)
  • Drew University (New York)
  • Southwestern Oregon Community College
  • University of South Florida
  • Northern Arizona University

Conditional Admissions through PELA

Some of the universities above offer conditional admissions to PELA students. Conditional admissions mean that a university or college will lower its TOEFL or IELTS score requirement for PELA students or waive its TOEFL or IELTS requirement altogether. Conditional admission is a smart and effective way for international students to gain acceptance into a U.S. college or university.

Below are examples of some of the requirements. Typical requirements include:

  • Students must be a current PELA student and complete our highest class level (Level 6) in their English language program with a letter grade of B (3.0 or 80%) or better.
  • Undergraduate Programs: TOEFL as low as 60 or IELTS as low as 5.0
  • Undergraduate Programs: No SAT, GRE or GMAT needed
  • Graduate Programs: TOEFL as low as 65 or IELTS as low as 5.5
  • Graduate Programs: GRE or GMAT usually not required until end of the first year of study

Contact PELA for more information on our Conditional Admissions programs.

Thank you for all the support your school brought during my stay and study time in Portland! It was of great help to continue my MBA program in Costa Rica. I think you have some of the best TEACHERS I have ever had in my life.

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