International Pathway Program (IPP)

International students who do not meet the English proficiency requirement for direct admission can instead apply for PLU’s International Pathway Program (IPP). The International Pathway Program is designed for students who want to earn their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at PLU.

More information about the IPP entry requirements, program schedule and costs can be found in the International Pathway Program Flyer.

Business major Rei Oikawa ’24 shares her experience with the International Pathway Program at PLU.

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ESL + PLU UG

The Undergraduate IPP prepares students for academic success at PLU by allowing them to improve their English language skills while taking university classes.

Standard & Advanced IPP options are available depending on the student's English proficiency. All first year students in the International Pathway Program will be able to reach sophomore status after one year.

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ESL + PLU GR

The Graduate IPP is available for students who want to enter the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program but do not meet the English proficiency requirement for direct entry.

At this time, the Graduate IPP is not available for any of the other graduate programs at PLU.

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ESL Only

PLU's International Pathway Program is designed for students who want to earn their Bachelor's or Master's degree at PLU. At this time we do not have an ESL only option for students who are not degree-seeking.

We encourage you to search for an Intensive English program at one of the many community colleges near PLU.

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