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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 begin with intensive English courses in the Academic English Studies department.

You can apply up to 24 AES credits toward your undergraduate degree. In 2018, 2/3 of international students who graduated took classes in AES and 80% finished their degrees within four years.

Our  Graduates’ Stories

Junan LyuJunan 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 ArabiaReaham BahaddienReaham 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 HonoreValcourt 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 HingSina HingSina from Cambodia
  • Sina Heng, Class of 2017
  • Hometown: Sisophon, Cambodia 
  • Major:  BA, Biology
  • Started in Academic English Studies in fall semester, 2017.

  Read about Sina’s Lewis & Clark experience


Aijia from ChinaAijia 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