Pathway Program

A pathway to Missouri S&T

  • Overview
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Ready to Apply?


The Pathway Program is a part-time academic program for students who meet all Missouri S&T’s admission requirements except English language proficiency. The purpose of the program is to help students successfully transition into a full academic course load. Students who are admitted to the program will have the opportunity to enroll in three to six academic credit hours per semester while improving their English language proficiency in the Intensive English Program. The Pathway Program is designed for students to enter a full academic course load successfully within one to two semesters. However, the maximum amount of time students are allowed to remain in the program is three semesters.

Eligibility Requirements

The length of time spent in the Pathway Program and the number of academic credit hours students may enroll in are based on the student’s TOEFL iBT or IELTS score. Students who fail to meet the requirements of the program may still be accepted into the Intensive English Program to improve their English language proficiency and prepare for the transition into their academic program. Students must meet one of the following English language proficiency requirements:

  • One Pathway semester: (Students are allowed to enroll in six academic credit hours)
    • TOEFL iBT score: 68 or above
    • IELTS score: 5.5 or above
  • Two Pathway semesters: (Students are allowed to enroll in three academic credit hours)
    • TOEFL iBT score: 60-67
    • IELTS score: 5

Ready to Apply?

Students may begin the Pathway Program in the fall and spring semesters. Summer semester enrollment may be allowed on a case by case basis. The cost of the program will vary depending on the amount of academic and English credit hours taken by the student. If you have questions, please contact us here!

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