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Undergraduate ELI Bridge Program

an ELI student dances with a hula hoop while volunteering at a local elementary schoolThe English Language Institute and University of Montana (ELI-UM) Bridge Program gives students an opportunity to register for one UM credit-bearing course (at the 100 level) while they are enrolled at ELI. Students who will be in Level 5 or Level 6 are eligible for this program. New students must place into Level 5 or Level 6 to be eligible for this program. 


 How can I apply to the Bridge Program?
  • Complete the Bridge Program Application, including the selection of university courses
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from your most recent English-language teacher.
  • Submit a copy of an original TOEFL score, which shows you have a minimum TOEFL score of 480–499 (pBT)/55–60 iBT.

Priority Processing Deadline for your ELI and Bridge Program application is two months before the start of the semester. Students who apply after the Priority Processing Deadline may be accepted on a space available basis. However, in some cases, you may be accepted for a future semester.

New students should contact ELI for further information.