Summer English Program

Registration in this program is by invitation only. Invited students have been accepted for enrollment in a bachelor's degree program at SUNY Plattsburgh for the upcoming fall semester. For more information about applying for admission to a bachelor's degree program, please visit the "Apply Now" page on the International Admissions website.

Program Dates

  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (six weeks)

Program Features

  • Excellent teachers with degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or a related field.
  • Program assistants that serve as tutors and conversation partners.
  • Cross-cultural instruction focuses on adapting to university life.
  • Emphasis on building advanced-level academic writing skills and speaking skills.
  • Cultural, social, and recreational activities.
  • Extra-curricular activities such as mini golf, bowling, and movies.
  • Transportation provided for shopping and errands.
  • Modern computer lab.


  • English language skills: writing, reading, speaking, and listening.
  • Classes are designed for intermediate and advanced-level students with results on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System as follows:
    • TOEFL paper-based test: >= 450
    • TOEFL internet-based test: >= 45
    • Institutional TOEFL: >= 460
    • IELTS: >=5.0
  • Small classes students allow a lot of interaction with teachers.
  • More than 20 hours of class time each week.
  • Classes focus on improving language and academic study skills.
  • Many resources such as DVD, videos, and readers available free to students.

Continue studying at SUNY Plattsburgh

Students who successfully complete the program will be enrolled in the following courses at SUNY Plattsburgh for the fall semester:

ENG100: College Writing I OR ENG101: College Writing II
ESL106: Advanced Conversational English OR CMM101: Public Speaking

Therefore, if you successfully complete this program, you will make faster progress toward your bachelor’s degree at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Estimated Student Expenses

Program Fees                $ 2,900
Housing – single room                $    750
Health Insurance                $    250
TOTAL BILLED COST                $ 3,900
Additional costs – food and personal expenses $1,000 - $1,500

Additional Information

For information regarding admission to SUNY Plattsburgh and registration for the Summer English Program, please contact:

Ms. Jackie Girard Vogl, Assistant Vice President for Global Education
State University of New York - Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901 U.S.A.
Phone: 518-564-3287
Fax: 518-564-3292

For information about the content and goals of the Summer English Program, please contact:

Ms. Marcia Gottschall, Interim Coordinator ESL Program
State University of New York - Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901 U.S.A.
Phone: 518-564-2298