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The English Language Institute courses are open to any student who is at least 16 years old and who has completed secondary school. TOEFL scores are not required. The English Language Institute is authorized to issue the I-20 document for full-time, intensive English study (18 or more hours per week). 

Admission to the English Language Institute does not constitute admission to Pace University. Each undergraduate and graduate degree program has its own admission requirements. However, academically qualified students who successfully complete the English Language Institute Pre-Undergraduate Program or Pre-Graduate Programs1 are eligible for a TOEFL waiver for admission to undergraduate and graduate degree programs at Pace University. Other tests like GMAT and GRE may be required depending on School admissions requirements. For more information, contact the Admission Offices.


Two levels of pre-graduate programming required for students applying to Lubin and Dyson.

 For more information, contact the English Language Institute at (212) 346-1562 or, or visit the ELI webpage