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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 16-17). View the program brochure >


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 may fulfill first-year requirements or electives 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

Expected Arrival Date: June 28th, 2018

Program Costs

Tuition and program fees: $6,650*

This includes:

  • Six weeks of academic and cultural experiences
  • Non-credit English language and academic skills workshops
  • Two university courses for transferable credit (minimum of 6 credits total)
  • English test preparation practice
  • 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 are reviewed until April 22nd, 2018. The $515 non-refundable deposit and $78 application fee are due April 8th, 2019. (Complete the initial online application before March 1st in order to avoid the Late Fee). Student applications are selected on a rolling basis (up to a 30 student maximum).

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