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StepUp Intensive English Program

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The StepUp program is an intensive summer program that helps undergraduate and graduate students (aged 18 and above) develop and hone their academic English language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Classes include the following: Integrated Academic Writing & Grammar, Integrated Listening & Speaking, , Reading & Discussion, and a Language Workshops (e.g., Grammar, Pronunciation, Academic Study Skills). Full-time students take classes 18-25 hours per week while part-time students can choose one or more classes. One-on-one tutoring is also available. Our goal is to help multilingual students develop high-intermediate to advanced levels of academic English language proficiency so that they can communicate effectively with teachers and other students on campus as well as socialize effectively into the culture of a U.S. university.

Additional Information

CONDITIONAL ADMISSIONS: Successful completion of the StepUp program satisfies the requirements for conditional admissions to Lehigh University’s graduate and undergraduate programs. Students who are interested in applying to a graduate or undergraduate program at Lehigh can start taking non-credit StepUp courses and then apply to Lehigh University. Alternatively, they can apply to Lehigh first and then take StepUp courses if they are conditionally admitted.



StepUp Non-credit Courses: June 18-August 6, 2020


StepUp Non-credit: See Stepup website for full-time and part-time prices:


Application Deadline for StepUp Non-credit: April 20, 2020 (if I-20 is needed and/or housing)


Please email with any questions. 

See also the StepUp Webpage: