Executive Director’s Corner

Greetings from San Diego State University’s American Language Institute!

As I write this, students have just returned from Spring Break.  Some chose to travel, but most stayed right here in beautiful San Diego, a popular vacation destination for tourists from all over the world.  Why leave San Diego when there is so much to do right here!

I am very pleased to announce an exciting development.  In addition to Undergraduate Conditional Admission, we now offer Graduate Conditional Admission to San Diego State University.  The details are on our website, and our admissions staff is prepared to assist with any questions you may have.

The last Spring flex entry date is April 17 for the Intensive English for Communication, Social Entrepreneurship, and International Business English programs.  We understand some students want a short term option and this is an excellent opportunity for them.  Remember that we do offer flexible entry dates throughout the year for these three programs.

Summer applications are still open, so apply now!  The Fall application deadline for Semester at SDSU is June 26, and we plan to open Spring 2018 applications for that program soon.  Having said that, Spring 2018 applications are now open for all other programs!

As always, our marketing team has been busy travelling this spring.  I had the opportunity to visit embassies is Washington D.C., while other directors have been to Norway, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Vietnam, and Taiwan.  We also have upcoming trips the end of this month to Thailand, Korea, China, and Japan. This is our opportunity to meet with you face to face, to answer your questions, and to hear your suggestions.

One of the things we like to ask when we have the chance to visit with you is “How are we doing?”, and I have been so pleased to hear that you feel our staff is professional and responsive.  We are proud to serve you and your students and I’m glad it shows!

Reminders to Our Partners

  • The ALI office will be closed May 29th for the Memorial Day holiday.
  • If you do not know your agency code number you may inquire with Jane McClintock, our agent relations specialist at jmcclint@mail.sdsu.edu. If you change your address or other contact information, please let Jane know.
  • To contact any ALI staff member directly visit us at ali.sdsu.edu/contact.
  • If you have any questions regarding accounting issues, please email us at aliaccounting@mail.sdsu.edu.


Barbara Bass
Executive Director
American Language Institute