Compare Online and Pre-Sessional English

Online English

Pre-Sessional English

English for graduate studies instruction (22 hrs/week)

   

Length of program

8 or 12 weeks 12 weeks

Location

Anywhere JMU's campus in Virginia, USA

Type of instruction

Online In-person

Fully immersive campus experience

 

Disciplinary course included

 

Opportunity to interact with other JMU graduate students and professors

 

Use of campus facilities and services

 

Student visa

 

Cost

$2000 for 8-week program
$3000 for 12-week program

$12,342 plus visa fees and other expenses (see below)
On-campus Program Expenses

JMU’s Pre-Sessional English Program, our on-campus experience, is considerably more expensive than our online opportunity because the program is conducted on the JMU campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Students will need to cover the cost of living expenses for three months, transportation, and fees for the use of campus facilities.

Expenses:

Tuition: $5,000
22 hours of instruction/week including a 1 credit disciplinary course.

Comprehensive Fee:  $300
Provides access to JMU libraries, recreational facilities, etc.

Administration Fee:  $90
For campus administrative fees.

International Student Fee:  $100
For visa assistance.

Health insurance:  $422
May- August

Living expenses:  $5,200
Housing, food, and other routine expenses (May - August)

Other:  $1,200
Such as travel to our campus and personal expenses.

US Embassy and SEVIS fees: Varies
Fees paid to the US Government for Visa processing.

Total Mandatory Expenses:  $12,342 (plus visa processing fees)

JMU will sponsor student visas to participate in Pre-Sessional English, however, students will need to demonstrate that they have the financial resources to cover their expenses, as described above.

 

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