International Year One in Media and Communications


International Year One in the Media and Communications will prepare students to enter their next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Drew University.

Key information

  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.
  • Drew International Year One programs are two years long, providing students with comprehensive support for the first half of their studies.

Entry requirements

Age requirement
Academic requirements
High school diploma with a US equivalent of a 2.5 GPA.
English language entry requirements
Year 1: TOEFL 60 (11 minimum subscores), TOEFL Essentials 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores) IELTS 5.5 (5.0 minimum subscores), PTEA 44, Password overall level 6, IELA 162 (154 minimum subscores), or Duolingo 90.

Dates & Fees

August 2023 start
(Year 1)
Sun 20 August 2023 - Wed 8 May 2024

January 2024 start
(Year 1)
Wed 10 January 2024 - Fri 9 August 2024

May 2024 start
(Year 1)
Wed 15 May 2024 - Fri 13 December 2024


 =  Placement option available
 =  Study abroad option available
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

2.5 GPA
No grade below C-

2.5 GPA
No grade below C-

Media and Communications-B.A.
2.5 GPA
No grade below C-

Writing and Communication Studies-B.A.
2.5 GPA
No grade below C-