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  • 6 months

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Upon successful completion of International Year One in Visual Arts - Graphic Design and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next semester of undergraduate study at Suffolk University. 

This transition from an INTO Suffolk program to a university degree program is called progression.

Programme Structure

Course features
  • Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry.
  • Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university.
  • Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students.
  • Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Duration description

      1 - 3 Semesters

  • Credits
    9 alternative credits


    • 124 credit hour program
    • 18-24 credit hours apply from Pathway
    • 102-106 credit hours remaining toward degree


    • 124 credit hour program
    • 9-13 credit hours apply from Pathway1
    • 112-115 credit hours remaining toward degree
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • High school diploma; 2.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Age Requirements:

  • 16 years and above
English Requirements:
  • 1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176, or Duolingo 70.
  • 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, Password 5.5, IELA 162, Completion of Academic English Level 4, or Duolingo 50.
  • 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 50, IELTS 5.0, PTEA 41, Password 5, IELA 154, or Duolingo 45.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23660 USD per year and a duration of 6 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Fees can be up to $50,010 depending on the start dates and / or programme option.

Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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