Gateway

English + University Credit Studies

Gateway is our highest level, which allows you to develop your language skills at the American Language Institute (ALI) and take an academic class at San Francisco State University.

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Level 90 Gateway

  • Improve your English and academic skills for university success
  • Take an SF State course for credit
  • Receive support to understand and complete your university course assignments
  • Level 90 is the highest English level in our English for Academic Preparation curriculum
  • Offered in spring & fall

Housing

Email celglobal@sfsu.edu If you apply for on-campus housing or have any questions.

In-Person Program and COVID-19

  • All federal and local COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.
  • Students will follow current COVID-19 guidelines.
  • To ensure student, faculty and health and safety online classes may be occasionally scheduled during regular class times throughout the term as needed.
  • Our campus is committed to being a welcoming and safe environment for international students and will work with you to ensure you are eligible to attend.

Requirements

ALI Students

  • Level 70: Must pass ALI Level 70 classes with a B average and have minimum TOEFL ITP 475, TOEFL iBT 53 or IELTS 6.0
  • Level 80: Must pass ALI Level 80 classes with A, B or C grades. There is NO TOEFL or IELTS score requirement

New Students

  • Direct admission with minimum score of TOEFL iBT 61 or IELTS 6.0 within last 24 months OR
  • Admission based on ALI level placement speaking and writing assessments and minimum TOEFL ITP 500
  • New students must attend orientation

Spring 2022 Dates and Tuition

Dates

  • Gateway: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – Friday, May 20, 2022
  • SF State Spring Semester: Monday, January 24, 2022 – Friday, May 20, 2022 (last day of finals)
  • SF State Class Registration Information Meeting: TBA
  • New Student Orientation: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
  • New Student Orientation II and All Student Meeting: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Tuition (ALI + SF State)

ALI Tuition + SF State (3 unit) Open University Tuition = $5,995 (subject to change)
Students can take an additional SF State course for $395 per unit (subject to change).

 

Fall 2022 Dates and Fees

Fall 2022 Dates and Fees
Session Program Dates* Program Weeks Apply After Application Fee Tuition** Health Insurance
Level 90 (Gateway) Fall 2022

August 15, 2022 - December 16, 2022

17 January 31, 2022 $100 $5,995 TBA

*Includes placement testing, TOEFL ITP, orientation and one-week fall break with no classes.
**Fees are subject to change.

Spring 2022 Curriculum & Schedule

Curriculum

Curriculum & Dates
Curriculum Date
Gateway Skills (8 hours of instruction a week) January 20 – May 13, 2022
English Tutorial (4 hours of instruction a week) January 20 – May 13, 2022
ALI Elective (4 hours of instruction a week) January 20 – May 13, 2022
College Success Skills (2 hours of instruction a week) January 20 – May 13, 2022
One SF State course (3 units) through Open University January 24 – May 20, 2022

Schedule (Subject to Change)

Weekly Schedule
Times (Pacific) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Open time to take SF State Class Open time to take SF State Class Open time to take SF State Class Open time to take SF State Class Open time to take SF State Class
3 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Gateway Skills Class Gateway Skills Class Gateway Skills Class Gateway Skills Class Tutorial
5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Tutorial College Success Skills Tutorial College Success Skills -
6 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Open time to take SF State class Open time to take SF State class Open time to take SF State class Open time to take SF State class -
8:50 p.m. - 9:40 p.m. ALI Elective ALI Elective ALI Elective ALI Elective -

Preparation Courses

Students enrolled in Gateway may be interested in the following CEU classes. These classes are not part of the Gateway program, but rather enrichment options to help you prepare for graduate school or future internships or jobs.

  • Graduate School Preparation - Provides students interested in applying for graduate schools the knowledge, skills, practice and confidence needed to prepare competitive graduate school applications and interview well.
  • Global Business Communication Skills - Designed to prepare students for a successful job or internship search and the professional skills needed to excel in this internship or job.

What Students Say

Gateway student Xin Wang (Amy)

“Gateway has both the function of helping students improve their English skills and helping students prepare for entry into American universities. My experience shows that ALI has done this… This semester I have an SF State Communication Studies course. At present, all my grades are A, and I know that the skills I learned at Gateway are very helpful to me. Gateway teachers provide tutoring for my university courses every week if I have any questions.”

Xin Wang (Amy)
Gateway Student

 

 

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Gateway Cost and Length

Cost:
$5,995

Length:
17 Weeks

When to Start:
Fall, Spring