ILUNO Intensive English
Beyond Intensive English
Many ILUNO students, while lacking English proficiency, are otherwise qualified for undergraduate coursework. The students may receive Conditional Admission into academic programs at UNO. They know in advance that they can begin studies in a degree program immediately after completing ILUNO with a qualifying TOEFL or IELTS score.
Read more at How to Apply.
Many ILUNO students can take undergraduate coursework while also taking intensive English classes. Students meet with an ILUNO advisor and their UNO advisor in their major to select university courses suitable for their future educational plans. This program is intended to introduce students to introductory undergraduate classes (usually 1000 level classes) while remaining in the ILUNO program for a semester.
The Bridge Program is available for most undergraduate majors. To qualify, students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 460 (48 for the computer-based test).
If the Bridge Program sounds right for you, come to the International Programs office in Arts and Sciences 241 to make an appointment to discuss the program.
The Advantage Track (AT-UNO) Program is offered to current ILUNO students who plan to study at UNO after they finish the ILUNO program. The program is available for most undergraduate majors. Students enroll in the AT-UNO Program as an alternative to the TOEFL.
While enrolled in ILUNO, students meet regularly with an AT-UNO advisor to discuss academic progress. Before completing ILUNO coursework, students take three proficiency exams in college-level reading, writing, and oral communication. For additional information, review the Advantage Track Presentation.
Who can enroll in the Advantage Track (AT-UNO) Program?
AT-UNO is open to ILUNO students planning to attend UNO as undergraduates. However, it is not open to students who plan to major in English, Engineering, or Education. AT-UNO is for undergraduate students only, not graduate students.
What are the requirements for the AT-UNO Program?
The AT-UNO Program can accelerate your academic career, but it requires hard work. Students must:
- Take all required ILUNO classes
- Show good attendance
- Earn good grades
- Pass three final proficiency exams in reading, writing, and oral communication.
How long does it take to finish the AT-UNO Program?
Time in the AT-UNO Program depends on each individual’s English level. If your current English level is:
- 1500 Intermediate, you will need 3-4 sessions of ILUNO classes (6-8 months of English study)
- 1600 High Intermediate, you will need 2-3 sessions of ILUNO classes (4-6 months of English study)
- 1700 Advanced level, you will need 1-2 sessions of ILUNO classes (2-4 months of English study)
If the Advantage Track sounds right for you, talk to your ILUNO instructors for more information or come to the International Programs Office in ASH 241 to find out more information!