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Start your college pathway early and get a competitive edge with College Success Academy at Lehigh University. Improve your academic English skills while earning college credit.


This six-week intensive English summer program helps U.S. and international high school students prepare to attend college in the United States. Participants include rising high school seniors, high school graduates in their gap year, and newly admitted college freshmen (ages 16-18).


Learn from the language specialists in Lehigh University’s International Center for Academic and Professional English, all of whom have Master’s degrees in TESOL or a related field, and take non-credit courses in academic English language and study skills, like Admissions Testing Preparation, Grammar and Writing or Individual/Group Tutoring.


Take two university courses for transferable credit, such as Composition & Literature, Mathematics or Sociology. These courses fulfill first-year requirements for undergraduate students at Lehigh University and many other U.S. schools. (Credit courses are subject to department availability and may vary from year to year.)


Live and learn on the campus of Lehigh University, one of the nation’s premier research universities, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Experience real U.S. university culture, staying in a shared dormitory and eating in the dining halls. And enjoy extracurricular activities like a day trip to historic Philadelphia, a local day trip to a cultural event and events on campus.


Learn about U.S. universities and the academic environment, consult with academic advisors and admissions counselors and get a head start on your college application essays. Earn a program certificate and receive a college transcript and teacher recommendations.

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Academy Dates

July 1 - August 9, 2019

Program Costs

Tuition and program fees: $6,650*

This includes:

  • Six weeks of academic and cultural experiences
  • One non-credit English language course
  • Two university courses for transferable credit (6 credits total)
  • TOEFL preparation course
  • Personalized individual mentoring from Lehigh University staff and faculty
  • One-day visit to Philadelphia
  • Local cultural excursions

* Required textbooks not included.

Housing and meal plan: $2,600

This includes:

  • 15 meals per week in university dining facilities plus Dining Dollars
  • Housing in a university residence hall

Pick up at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) or Philadelphia International Airport (PHL): $50

How to Apply

Applications and deposits due April 22, 2019. (Apply before March 1st and $150 Registration Fee is waived)

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