The International Pathway Program

The International Pathway Program (IPP) is open to students who have proven their academic ability but need to strengthen their English skills to achieve positive results in the collegiate environment.


Pathway Program Options

Each semester you will take a combination of Hartford academic courses (credited) and English courses (non-credit). Course options are dependent upon the required Pathway. Once you have reached the required English level you can progress into your program at the University of Hartford.

To see a sample Undergraduate curriculum click here.
For a sample Graduate curriculum click here.

University of Hartford International Pathway Program length

Top 5 Reasons 


1. Exceptional Education
2. Improve your English
3. Cultural Assistance
4. Gain Work Experience
5. Graduate on Time

Program Benefits

• English and academic support from highly trained instructors
• Dedicated Student Services Advisor
• Progression to a University of Hartford program upon successful completion of the Pathway
• Courses and events with both domestic and international students
• Non-credit support courses for academic success
• Social and cultural organized activities
• Guidance in finding university clubs and activities of interest
• Newly remodeled residence facilities
     • Undergraduate Pathway students are required to live in a university residence hall during the Pathway program.

Academic Services

The IPP Academic Services staff provides your class schedule, which aligns to your English language proficiency and earns college credit. They will refer you for support and tutoring if required, and help you access the online academic portal for your class schedules and grades.

Student Services

To ensure academic, social and personal success, you will be assigned to a Student Services Advisor to provide you with additional help and support.


• Pre-arrival information
• Airport welcome by staff and transportation to campus
• Complete campus registration, including course assignments, IPP housing and immigration check-in
• Customized five-day orientation
• Regularly scheduled meetings with your assigned Student Services Advisor
• Social and cultural events
• Campus activities
• Referral to campus resources, such as health, counseling and career services
• Referral to community services, such as banking, postal , food shopping and laundry


Scholarships in various amounts are available for IPP students; please speak with your counselor for more details. Once you successfully complete the IPP, the following talent and merit-based scholarships may be available.

International Scholarship

Qualified undergraduate and transfer students submitting applications for Fall and Spring terms are automatically considered for a partial tuition scholarship ($6,000 to $16,000). These awards will be renewed yearly if satisfactory academic progress is maintained.

Performing Arts Scholarship

Students applying for a bachelor's degree in music at The Hartt School will be considered for a scholarship ($5,000 to full tuition; excludes living expenses) based on their musical audition. Students applying to study voice or a voice-related subject will be considered for a scholarship after their audition.

Artistic Talent Scholarship

Students applying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts will be considered for a scholarship ($5,000 to full tuition) based on the strength of their art portfolio. 

Athletic Scholarship

Athletic scholarships ($5,000 to full tuition and fees) are available to student-athletes. Students must contact the respective coach in the Department of Athletics to be considered.

Professional Opportunities

During your course of study, career skills are taught in the classroom, while the University's Career Center enhances your career skills with workshops and one-on-one meetings.

You are eligible to participate in internships once you have completed the Pathway. Some degree programs require students to complete an internship, but all students may participate. In fact, more than two-thirds of undergraduate students complete an internship during their time at the University of Hartford.

If qualified, you may choose to remain in the United States after graduation to work for a limited time as part of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program.


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Faculty & Staff Insights

Dr. Hisham Alnajjar is Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

Samuel Skinner, Director, International Admissions.

Dr. Onur Oz is Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Accounting and Taxation Department.