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Year 2 matriculation requirements

International students matriculate from the International Year One to Roosevelt University's undergraduate program when these requirements are fulfilled:

  • Maintained 2.00 or higher GPA
  • Portfolio poster presentation
  • Passed exit interview
  • Recommendations from professors
  • Post-institutional TOEFL test

These steps are built into the International Study Center program, giving international students the best chance of successful progression to a bachelor's degree.

Academic credit for the Roosevelt-equivalent courses taken during International Year One is transferred to your degree.

Your bachelor's degree

Science pathway: International Year One

The International Year One science degree pathway delivers the freshman courses that international students require for a Science degree, including Pre-medical options, at Roosevelt University. Students take 28-30 academic credits.

Program structure

You take a combination of English language and academic courses. If you join with a lower English level, you take more English language courses at the start, and academic courses are introduced more gradually throughout the duration of your International Year One program:

(English level on entry)
semester 1 semester 2 semester 3
2 semesters (TOEFL 70) 2 English courses
4 academic courses:
1 English course
5 academic courses:
3 semesters (TOEFL 60) 4 English courses
2 academic courses:
3 English courses
3 academic courses:
2 English courses
4 academic courses:
4 semesters
(TOEFL 45)
6 English language courses only Follows 3-semester program (above) for semester 2, 3 and 4

Note: The above is an indication of program content. Courses are subject to change.

Academic credit courses


Course code: PHSC 105                       Credits: 3
Study the basic principles of geology, chemistry, biology and ecology behind important environmental issues that include pollution, biodiversity, conservation and sustainability. Emphasis is placed on the unique challenges of urban environments. Discussion includes social issues such as environmental philosophy, economics, ethics and policy.

Quantitative Reasoning

Course code: MATH 110                       Credits: 3
Applying mathematical skill, tools, and concepts in solving real world problems with statistical data, physical measurements, and numerical relationships.


Course code: MATH 121                       Credits: 3
Algebraic operations, equations and inequalities, graphs and functions, polynomial functions, polynomial equations.


Course code: MATH 231                       Credits: 3
Functions, limits, continuity, and rates of change are studied numerically, symbolically, and graphically. Definition and rules of differentiation; applications of the derivative to analyzing functions, solving equations, and computing extrema; antiderivatives.


Course code: ART 101                       Credits: 3
Form and content in painting, sculpture, architecture, and film.

The First-Year Seminar

Course code: ACP 101                       Credits: 3
Learn how to participate in class discussions, communicate with your professors, manage time and money, and seek help with personal and learning-related issues. In other words, learn the practices that make you part of Roosevelt University's academic community.


Course code: ECON 101                       Credits: 3
Macroeconomics overview of how a market society works, trades, consumes, redistributes, and enjoys the fruits of its produce. Learn more about the relationship between war and growth, free trade and wealth, interest rates, and the fight against inflation.


Course code: ENG 101                       Credits: 3
Gain competence in analytical reading and writing. Students are engaged in writing as a process of critical inquiry, revision and collaboration and actively participate in the University's writing community.


Course code: ENG101S                       Credits: 3
Second semester of two-course sequence. Instruction and practice in expository writing, analytical reading and revision strategies. Introduction to the strategies and tools necessary to become a successful communicator in a range of academic, professional, and public settings.

GENERAL CHEMISTRY I with laboratory

Course code: CHEM 201                       Credits: 4
Stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical periodicity, chemical bonding, properties of matter, and thermochemistry. Laboratory required.


Course code: HIST 107                       Credits: 3
Survey of main currents in development of American institutions and values from Civil War to present.

Key Facts

Course length:

2, 3 or 4 semesters, depending on English level

Next start date:

Summer 2017:

  • Dorm Move-In: May 23
  • International New Student Orientation: May 24-26
  • Classes Begin: May 30
  • Semester Ends: Aug 8
Fall 2017:
  • Dorm Move-In: Aug 19-20
  • International New Student Orientation: Aug 21-23
  • Classes Begin: Aug 28
  • Semester Ends: Dec 16


$28,120 tuition for 2-semesters.

Course modules:

English language courses
9 academic credit courses
Degree-level study skills
Advising sessions

Entry requirements:

Academic: GPA 2.5 or equivalent

English level: from the equivalent of IELTS 4.5 or TOEFL iBT 45. See full details

Download information

International student brochure

International student brochure
International Year One & Pre-Master's at Roosevelt University
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Complete the online application form