Preparation in Language & University Studies
The Preparation in Language & University Studies (PLUS) program allows students to improve their academic proficiency while emphasizing subject-specific classroom skills to keep them on track toward earning a degree. In their PLUS classes, students learn how to give in-class presentations, work in groups, participate in discussions, research and write university-quality papers, analyze case studies, and more.
Golden Gate University offers a unique educational opportunity to individuals interested in pursuing professions in business and technology, psychology and taxation. Because GGU classes are delivered to working professionals and are taught by experts in the various fields of finance, digital security, marketing, management, networked systems (to name just a few), the classroom environment is dynamic and fast-paced. Presenting, discussing, participating, analyzing, and doing responsible research are essential student skills at GGU.
PLUS classes meet at the San Francisco location Monday through Thursday from 9:20 am to 3 pm. GGU classes meet in the late afternoons and evenings. Participants must enroll in one GGU credit class while in PLUS.
|Spring 2016||Jan 4 - Apr 28|
|Summer 2016||May 1 - Aug 20|
|Fall 2016||Aug 21 - Dec 16|
Mandatory Plus Orientations
Mandatory PLUS Orientations are scheduled for the week before classes begin. Spring 2017 Orientation begins at 9 am on January 4, 2017.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
In PLUS classes, students gain valuable knowledge and practice in the academic skills needed to be successful in GGU classes. Students spend 15 hours per week in PLUS classes, in addition to GGU course work.
PLUS classes include these topics:
- The Culture of the US Classroom
- Case Study Methods
- Applied Critical Thinking
- Academic Communication Skills
- Directed Study
PLUS participants are admitted provisionally and concurrently enroll in PLUS and university classes based on official evaluations by the Admissions Office. All PLUS students concurrently enroll in coursework for their degree program.
The PLUS Program accepts graduate students with scores at or above the following:
TOEFL paper-based test
TOEFL computer-based test
TOEFL Internet-based test
Pearson Test of English
$5,200 for 9 units of PLUS coursework
Tuition varies for other courses. See Tuition & Fees for details.
This program is offered at the following location:
Plus students complete 9 units (15 hours) of PLUS coursework per week in addition to one 3-unit university class during their first trimester of enrollment at the university.
PREPARATION IN LANGUAGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDIES DEPARTMENT
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