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Bridge to Creighton

The Bridge to Creighton is a dynamic program designed for undergraduate students with high academic potential who would benefit from additional advanced-level English language support.

The Bridge program is not simply an ESL program; it enables eligible students to earn up to 6 credits at Creighton University while polishing vital academic skills needed for success at a top-ranked university.

In the Bridge semester, highly-qualified instructors in the Intensive English Language Institute will instruct students in essential critical reading strategies, academic vocabulary, high level English grammar, presentation and oral communication skills, and note-taking. A 3-credit composition course will provide students with practice and techniques for the writing projects found in Creighton classes. A 2-credit academic success course will orient students to many services available on Creighton's campus.  During or immediately following the Bridge semester, students are also connected with a faculty advisor and a small cohort of peers to examine and experience key elements of Creighton University life together (an additional 0.5-1 credit, depending on the program of study).

The next semester students take full credit courses, but the IELI instructors will continue to serve as a resource for students, collaborating with the students' other Creighton professors to ensure student success.

To qualify for admission to the Bridge to Creighton, you must have a TOEFL of at least 68 (IELTS 6.0) and fulfill all of the other application and admission requirements of Creighton university undergraduate programs.

Contact Us

Phone: 402.280.2221
Fax: 402.280.2211
Email: ieli@creighton.edu

Office:
Creighton Hall
Global Engagement Office
Suite 324, Third Floor

Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST)

Street Address:
Creighton University
Intensive English Language Institute
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178 USA