Transitional University Studies is a department that specializes in providing students with the necessary skills for a university education. One of the most important principles is taking students from a teacher facilitated style of learning to a more autonomous, independent and student led style of education. The program lays the foundation for EFL students to build and develop university entry-level oral and written English communication. The students in programs offered by the department.

Contact information: 

Michelle Iris Rodríguez.

Call: +52 419 6890354 EXT. 2075 



The Transitions Courses are designed for students who have the required English and GPA points for university admission but who did not meet the minimum percentages needed on the university placement exam. The courses prepare and build the students' academic ability through challenging projects which require their critical, analytical, and synthesis (higher order thinking) skills. These university-level courses immerse the students into the analysis of language through literature, the process of research and investigation for academic purposes, method and creation of academic papers, language awareness and a deep analysis of morphology, syntax, phonetics and phonology.  

Academic Skills Preparation Course

A two-week course which helps students become accustomed to the rigorous academic lifestyle at ASUCQ; just before the semester officially begins. 

Online Test Preparation Course

An interactive course which helps students who have not obtained a 3.5 or higher score in the iTEP exam. Students utilize online resources and platforms to better suit their scheduling needs. The courses are taught by skilled TUS professors via recorded classes and one on one phone calls.


Academic and Language Preparation for Heutagogical Applications (ALPHA) is a program designed to prepare students academically for autonomous learning and growth in University level courses.  Students receive Academic English and College level mathematics courses which build up the abilities and academic levels. A variety of strategies essential for college success are led by highly trained ELT professionals who work closely with the students to accommodate independent critical thinking and analytical approaches to real world problems.