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English for Academic Purposes Courses

International students can take Advanced EAP (English for Academic Purposes) courses, designed to prepare you for the rigors of SUNY Cortland's content courses and help you improve your academic skills for your entire college career. All new matriculated undergraduate and graduate students who are non-native English speakers participate in a required academic language assessment during orientation so instructors can evaluate which support courses are needed. Exchange students make take the courses with permission from the instructor.

ICC 145 ACADEMIC LANGUAGE & UNIVERSITY PRACTICES 3 CREDITS 2x PER WEEK

Different majors have different expectations when it comes to writing style and conventions. Learn about the foundations of good writing and apply your knowledge to specially-designed activities related to yourmajor.

ICC 147 ACADEMIC GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY 1.5 CREDITS 1x PER WEEK

Develop a ‘dynamite’ academic vocabulary and learn how specific grammatical structures ‘associate’ with specific vocabulary for the production of great writing.

ICC 149 ACADEMIC LISTENING & SPEAKING 1.5 CREDITS 1x PER WEEK

Improve your presentational, note-taking, and academic speaking skills. Learn special strategies to improve your listening and pronunciation.

International Student Seminar

Undergraduate degree-seeking students will be part of the International Student Learning Community, designed to help you succeed at SUNY Cortland. All incoming undergraduate international students are required to take IS Seminar (International Student Seminar), a 1-credit course specially designed to help you transition into a new cultural and social environment. U.S. American students serve as your peer mentors in the course. Exchange students and graduate students may take the course with permission from the instructor.

ICC 143 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SEMINAR 1 CREDIT 1x PER WEEK

Engages students in critical thinking about their personal, academic and social development as they make the transition to SUNY Cortland.

The Academic Support and Achievement Program (ASAP)

ASAP offers its services to students who need assistance in learning how to take U.S. American-style exams and prepare U.S. American-style reports or essays.  This program also offers tutoring and sessionson how to study, take notes and organize your time more effectively.  The services of the Academic Support and Achievement Program are free. Call (607) 753-4309 to make an appointment. http://www2.cortland.edu/offices/asap/

Conversation Partners Program!

This extra-curricular program partners internationals students with U.S. American students. Students will meet1-2 hours per week with the goal of fostering interaction, easing the transition of international students into the SUNY Cortland college community, and to provide an opportunity for domestic and international students to exhange language practice.