Pre-Master’s Program (PMP)
Pre-Master’s Program (PMP) prepares international students interested in enrolling in master’s programs at colleges and universities in the United States through rigorous coursework. This program is designed to help students meet academic, linguistic, and cultural challenges and succeed in their post-baccalaureate studies.
PMP curriculum includes:
- Intensive Academic English (AEP Core) study in areas of critical reading, writing, speaking and listening
- In-depth focus on research methodologies and research writing
- Time-management and other life and academic skills
- Exposure to the standards of American higher education
International students may face various challenges when they first arrive in the U.S. The most serious challenges are mindset changes, adapting to American academia’s focus on critical thinking, and demanding research methodologies/research writing.
PMP offers the best solution for smoothly transitioning into an academic program by providing a series of carefully designed courses to help the student understand American culture, improve their English abilities, and prepare them academically for graduate studies in the U.S.
PMP is the ideal choice for international students as it opens new doors to enter top-ranking American Universities. Completing the PMP gives students deeper understanding of American universities’ academic standards and an opportunity to prove their academic ability. PMP graduates have reported feeling much better prepared for the overall graduate school experience.
Since 2012, there have been 200+ PMP participants all of who gained admission to the prestigious master’s program at the School of Education at UNC Chapel Hill.
- Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Receive a TOEFL score of more than 90 with each sub-session no less than 22
- Receive a GRE score that is at least 30% better than all test takers in each session
- Interview with GEI staff (via Skype or similar)
- High school transcript
- One recommendation letter
- Written personal statement
- Copy of passport photo page
|Spring 2017||Summer 2017||Fall 1 2017||Fall 2 2017|
|Start Date||Jan. 9||Mar. 20||May 22||Aug. 14||Oct. 16|
|Schedule||English training term duration|
Monday thru Friday
|Each term lasts 9 weeks|
*Tuition includes academic tutoring, medical insurance, and cultural activities. Tuition does NOT include textbooks.
|Student Name: Ye
Compared to China, teachers in the U.S. pay much more attention to interacting with the students. Students are also more active here than in China. I think my English have been improved after I came here. I hope to make more friends with American students and improve my English speaking skill.
|Student Name: Bai
I realized that living and studying in the U.S. was not as hard as I thought it would be. The teachers and staff of GEI also helped me a lot. This makes me believe that joining the PMP program was the right choice.
|Student Name: Pang
Life in the U.S. is busy and enriched. I usually chat or cook with my roommates after school, which I enjoy a lot. The staffs of GEI have arranged a very comfortable place to live. A great living condition allows me to mainly focus on school.