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ELS: Your Source for High-Achieving Students

May 10, 2016 4:00 AM


Through ongoing research, ELS has learned that students who complete ELS English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level 112 and go on to higher education are earning strong GPAs in undergraduate and graduate degree programs and are successful in graduating from their degree programs.

For all students – both international and domestic – the journey to academic achievement does not end with an acceptance letter to a prestigious college or university. Students must also have developed the language and study skills needed to successfully complete their coursework.

At ELS, we are proud of our students’ achievements. When our students excel, it means that we are successfully easing our students’ transitions to university life. When our students are satisfied with their academic results, it means that our curriculum and teaching methods are giving students the tools they need for success.

In order to assess the efficacy of our programs, ELS conducts ongoing, longitudinal research on ELS graduates’ academic performance at our partner universities through the use of FERPA waivers. Through this research, ELS has learned that ELS students who complete EAP Level 112 before matriculating to institutions of higher education earn strong GPAs, both in undergraduate and graduate programs, and are consistently more successful in graduating from their degree programs than are their international student peers who do not attend ELS. In fact:



Students from all over the world trust ELS to equip them with the language and study skills needed in higher education. With the findings from ELS’s research, colleges and universities can trust ELS to bring qualified, prepared, high-achieving students to campus.