Concurrent Enrollment

A SSALI student is permitted to take a limited amount of Sonoma State University coursework through the School of Extended and International Education (SEIE) while concurrently enrolled in the American Language Institute. No request for concurrent enrollment will be approved until the student has registered for SSALI and paid fees.


  • Students enrolled in SSALI who have a minimum TOEFL score of 61 iBT may request Concurrent Enrollment in conjunction with part-time SSALI at the advanced level. SSU units plus SSALI hours must be equivalent to a full-time course of study. SSU units to equal a maximum of 75%.
  • Students presently enrolled in SSALI who have already completed the advanced level of SSALI (full semester of Level 500 or 8 weeks of Level A) with a "B" average, and have a minimum TOEFL score of 56 iBT may request Concurrent Enrollment, (no more than two SSU courses, 50%).
  • Students who are presently enrolled full-time in the advanced level, with a "B" average in previous SSALI course work, and have a minimum TOEFL score of 56 iBT may request Concurrent Enrollment, (no more than 1 SSU course, 25%).
  • Students enrolled full-time in high intermediate to advanced levels may request permission to register for an SSU course requiring very limited language such as P.E. or dance.
  • Concurrent enrollment does not automatically lead to admission to Sonoma State University.


  • F-1 students must maintain full-time enrollment. Use this chart to determine how many hours of SSALI and how many units of SSU you can take.
SSALI Hours/Week SSU Enrolled Units TOEFL Requirement
Full time 20 hours/week 0% time 0 units < 56 iBT
75% time 15 hours/week 25% time 3-4 units (1 course) 56 iBT enrolled in Adv. SSALI
50% time 10 hours/week 50% time 6-8 units (2 courses) 56 iBT completed Adv. SSALI
25% time 5 hours/week 75% time 9-10 units (3 courses) 61 iBT

Please contact the Academic Coordinator to learn more about concurrent enrollment:
Flannery Norton or John Nardine