Pre-LLM English Language Study
For those applicants otherwise qualified for admission to Fordham's LLM program, but unable to fulfill the TOEFL or IELTS language requirement, we are pleased to offer admission contingent on full-time English language study and successful progress in Fordham's Institute of American Language and Culture (IALC).
Studying at the IALC
Located on Fordham's Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan in close proximity to Fordham Law School, the Institute of American Language and Culture (IALC) prepares non-native English speakers for success in undergraduate and graduate level American classrooms. Fordham LLM applicants admitted subject to this English language condition must complete the Fordham English Language Test (FELT) and register for a full-time schedule of English language courses at IALC based on their FELT score. The FELT will be administered upon arrival at Fordham and follow-up English level assessments will occur at the end of each semester of study at IALC. LLM applicants must continue their full-time language studies at IALC until an English proficiency level of 6B (university preparatory level) has been achieved as determined by IALC.
Transferring to the LLM Program
Once sufficient English proficiency is achieved, students will begin their studies in the LLM program. Students will enter the LLM program in the fall (August) or spring (January) term immediately following successful completion of their English studies at IALC.