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

Online Courses

SF State students taking an online class

Offered Online for Spring 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ALI courses and SF State courses are offered online, with live instruction using Zoom.

Online English for Academic Preparation

About Gateway

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 2021 Dates & Tuition

Dates

  • Gateway: Wednesday January 20 - May 14, 2021 
  • SF State Spring Semester: Monday January 25 - May 21, 2021 (last day of finals)
  • SF State Class Registration Information Meeting: Wednesday, January 13 and Thursday, January 14, 2021 
  • New Student Orientation: Friday January 15, 2021 
  • All Student Meeting: Tuesday January 19, 2021 

Tuition (ALI + SF State)

ALI Tuition + SF State (3 unit) Open University Tuition = $5,995 10% Discount ➜ $5,396 (subject to change)
Students can take an additional SF State course for $395 per unit.

Spring 2021 Curriculum & Schedule

Curriculum

Curriculum & Dates
Curriculum Date
Gateway Skills (8 hours of instruction a week) January 20 - May 14, 2021
English Tutorial (4 hours of instruction a week) January 20 - May 14, 2021
ALI Elective (4 hours of instruction a week) January 20 - May 14, 2021
College Success Skills (2 hours of instruction a week) January 20 - May 14, 2021
One SF State course (3 units) through Open University January 20 - May 21, 2021

Schedule (Subject to Change)

Weekly Schedule
Times
Pacific Time Zone
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  

 

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