International Year preparation program

International study programs

The International Study Center offers a preparation program that leads towards your degree at Lipscomb and supports you as you settle into life in the USA. 

The International Year program is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. At the International Study Center, you’ll study academic modules that relate to your degree as well as study skills and English language classes that enhance your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

When you successfully complete the International Year and achieve the required grades, you’ll progress to year two of your degree at Lipscomb University.

University preparation courses

During the International Year, you will study a combination of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses and academic content courses. Below is a sample list of the courses you may take in your first year of your program:

Academic courses

  • Lipscomb Experience
  • Physical Education / Wellness
  • Science
  • Math
  • English Composition
  • Communication

English for Academic Purposes courses

  • Reading/ Writing
  • Listening / Speaking
  • Grammar
  • Critical Thinking
  • University and U.S. Culture
Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Accounting BBA 2.25 CGPA C-
Anthropology BA,BS 2.25 CGPA C-
Architectural Design BFA 2.25 CGPA C-
Art History BA 2.25 CGPA C-
Athletic Training BS 2.25 CGPA C-
Biology BS,BA 2.25 CGPA C-
Biophysical Chemistry BS 2.25 CGPA C-
Biotechnology BS 2.25 CGPA C-
Chemistry BS 2.25 CGPA C-
Communication / Communication Studies BA,BA 2.25 CGPA C-

Key facts

Program length

1, 2 , 3 or 4 semesters

4-semester option includes additional Intensive English Program.


August, January and May

Semester dates

Summer 2019

Arrival Start End
May 22 May 28 August 1

May 27- Memorial Day
July 4 - Independence Day

Fall 2019

Arrival Start End
August 21 August 19 TBC 

Entry requirements

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Find out the grades you need to achieve to join the International Year program.

Tuition fees

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Tuition, accommodation and other fees you'll need to pay if your application is accepted.