Pre-College Program

This program is designed to provide international high school students with strategies and problem solving techniques necessary for the TOEFL iBT and SAT. The program integrates test-taking skills, language proficiency and guidance for students seeking undergraduate study in the United States.

This is a full-time college preparatory program with approximately 26 hours per week of in-class instruction, five hours per week of structured study hall and four hours per week of college advising or field trips.

Intensive TOEFL and SAT

This program is divided into two modules. In addition, each week students will attend courses such as U.S. Culture and U.S. History to reinforce the skills learned in both modules.
 
Module One: Intensive TOEFL Training (10 weeks)
  • Listening & Speaking
  • Structure & Usage
  • Reading & Vocabulary
  • Writing Skills
  • Integrated Skills Conversational English
  • Section Tests
  • Simulated Tests
Module Two: Intensive SAT Training (14 weeks)
  • Critical Reading (Sentence Completions)
  • Critical Reading (Reading Comprehension)
  • Writing (Multiple-Choice Questions)
  • Writing (Essay)
  • Math (Multiple-Choice Questions)
  • Math (Grid-Ins) Conversational English
  • Section Tests (7)
  • Diagnostic and Simulated Tests (5)

Preparing for College Admissions

Students will meet with college advisors (privately and as a group) to guide them through the college application process. The following topics will be addressed:
  • Important factors in selecting a college
  • Applying to colleges
  • How to write a college essay and personal statement

Extra-curricular Activities

A variety of activities are designed to roundup the program and include:
  • Field trips to local college fairs
  • Campus tours to universities in Southern California
  • Information sessions with college admissions officers from top universities across the United States

Physical Education

GLI recognizes that physical education plays an important role in the overall well being of a student. Each week, students will participate in a structured physical activity or health education class taught by qualified instructors from UC San Diego Recreation.

Optional Coursework

For an additional cost, students with a minimum TOEFL iBT of 79 and GPA of 3.3 may be eligible to take one course at UC San Diego for official university credit in the summer portion of the pre-college program. High school students interested to enroll in one lower division course must submit the following documentation: official high school transcripts, teacher/counselor recommendation, and copy of official TOEFL score. Non-English documents must include official English translations. Contact us for more information.

Sample Schedule

What To Expect in Module One
Class Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 - 9:20 TOEFL: Structure & Usage TOEFL: Structure & Usage TOEFL: Structure & Usage TOEFL: Structure & Usage TOEFL: Reading & Vocabulary
9:30 - 10:50 TOEFL: Listening & Speaking U.S. Civics TOEFL: Listening & Speaking Physical Education TOEFL Section Test
11:00 - 12:20 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:30 - 13:50 TOEFL: Writing Skills TOEFL: Listening & Speaking TOEFL: Writing Skills TOEFL: Listening & Speaking College Advising/Field Trip/Study Hall (Alternates Weekly)
14:00 - 16:20 Study Hall Conversational English Study Hall Conversational English
What to Expect in Module Two
Class Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 - 9;20 Writing & Reading for the SAT SAT; Writing Writing & Reading for the SAT SAT: Writing SAT Section Test
9:30 - 11:00 U.S. Civics Physical Education
11:00 - 12:20 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:30 - 13:50 SAT: Critical Reading SAT: Critical Reading SAT: Critical Reading SAT: Critical Reading College Advising/Field Trip/Study Hall (Alternates Weekly)
14:00 - 15:50 Study Hall College Counseling Study Hall Conversational English
16:00 - 17:00 SAT: Math SAT: Math SAT: Math SAT: Math