ACEL Ancilla College English Learning Program

Accelerate your learning

The Ancilla College English Language Learning Program is designed to help non-English speakers to accelerate their language learning and build college ready skills for success at Ancilla and beyond.

Accelerate your English skills


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Students from around the globe can apply to Ancilla College and join a series of specially designed intensive English classes that support English language knowledge and communication skills alongside the traditional liberal arts curriculum. Ancilla students in the ACEL program will earn regular college credits in pursuit of one of our 25 degree programs. At the end of their studies they can earn both a degree that transfers to major universities around the country, but also develop high quality, college-level, English language skills.

Students will live on campus, engage with Ancilla students from Indiana around the world, take classes, work in special study groups, and take part in cultural events and trips.

Classes are intended to both develop knowledge and give students practice to develop stronger English skills. The classes will include social and cultural experiences, learning related vocabulary, and written and oral responses to the experiences.

This is an immersive program for students who want to become college students in the United States.

How to apply

Students will need to:

  • Complete the online application for admission.
  • Provide documentation showing completion from high school (or secondary school, senior school, secondary college, etc.).
  • Provide official transcripts from any colleges or university attended. Ancilla College does not evaluate high school or college/university level international transcripts.  Applicants will need to submit the official transcript from the high school or college/university to Ancilla College.  In addition, all foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the following agencies:
  1. World Educational Services:
  2. Educational Credential Evaluators:
  3. Foreign Transcripts and Evaluations:
  • Provide financial documentation showing ability to pay cost of attendance for plan of study as approved by the Business Office.
  • Students enrolling at Ancilla College under an F-1 student visa must provide proof of satisfactory English language proficiency. Accepted tests and scores are:
    • TOEFL (iBT) =          61 Internet Based Test
    • TOEFL (PBT) =         500 Paper Based Test
    • IELTS =                      6.5
    • MELAB =                   77


  • Student who has successfully completed an Intensive English Language Program or Training at an accredited U.S. institution may meet our English language proficiency requirement. These occurrences will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the Enrollment Management Office.
  • Language proficiency may be waived if an applicant is from a country that officially lists English as the official language, or has completed secondary school in the U.S. with passing grades in non-ESL English courses, or is a college transfer who has successfully completed a standard freshman English course (ENGL 101, etc.), with a grade of C or higher, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Other tests may apply but please contact the Enrollment Management Office when submitting different test score reports.

Program Cost: $350 (covers program fee and group trips)

Registration deadline: July 28, 2017