Pathway Program

A Pathway to Lewis & Clark’s Four-Year Bachelor’s Degrees

AES offers a pathway to any undergraduate degree at Lewis & Clark.  If you meet Lewis & Clark’s admission requirements but your English proficiency score is lower than 91 iBT or 7 IELTS, you will combine your first semester or freshman year with academic English courses in the Academic English Studies department. 

It is possible to finish your undergraduate degree in four years starting with AES. That is because students  can apply up to 24 AES credits (as necessary electives) toward their undergraduate degree. 80% of undergraduates starting in AES finish their Bachelor of Arts degrees within four years. 

Contact us to learn more about taking AES courses to support your transition to studying at Lewis & Clark.

Our  Graduates’ Stories

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Junan Lyu Junan Lyu

Junnan from China
  • Junnan Lyu, Class of 2017
  • Hometown:  Tianjin, China
  • Major: BA, Art
  • Started in Academic English Studies in summer 2013


Reaham from Saudi Arabia Reaham Bahaddien Reaham Bahaddien
  • Reaham Bahauddin, class of 2017
  • Hometown: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Major: Biology; minor in Neuroscience
  • Started in Academic English Studies: summer 2011

Read about Reaham’s Lewis & Clark experience.


Valcourt Honore Valcourt Honore

Valcourt from Haiti
  • Valcourt Honore, Class of 2017
  • Hometown: Port au Prince, Haiti
  • Major: BA, Economics
  • Started in Academic English Studies fall semester, 2013

 Read about Valcourt’s Lewis & Clark experience.


Sina Hing Sina Hing Sina from Cambodia
  • Sina Heng, Class of 2017
  • Hometown: Sisophon, Cambodia 
  • Major:  BA, Biology
  • Started in Academic English Studies in fall semester, 2013.

  Read about Sina’s Lewis & Clark experience


Aijia from China Aijia Duanmu
  • Aijia Duanmu, Class of 2018
  • Hometown:  Beijing, China
  • Major:  BA, French Studies
  • Started in Academic English Studies in fall, 2013.

 Read about Aijia’s Lewis & Clark experience

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