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International Accelerator Program

Academic English

Prepare yourself for English-speaking classrooms with this program, designed to give undergraduate and graduate students strong language support so you will feel more comfortable learning in English.

As an Academic English Student:

You complete the Academic English program and can transition into the Extended Accelerator Program and start working toward your degree.


Program Information

  • Available to: Students at both the undergraduate and graduate level*
  • First-Year Program Length Options: 1 semester (17 weeks)
  • Program Curriculum: Planned
  • Credits Earned Toward Degrees: Not applicable
  • Progression Requirements: Successful completion of the Academic English program (GPA + Levels)

*Note: Progression into the summer semester is not available for graduate students. 

Entry Requirements

  • GPA Requirement: 2.5
  • One of these scores:
    • Minimum TOEFL®: Below 60
    • Minimum IELTS™: Below 5.0
    • Minimum iTEP: Below 3.0 
  • GPA Requirement: 3.0*
    • *MSEM GPA requirement: 2.75
  • One of these scores:
    • Minimum TOEFL®: Below 74
    • Minimum IELTS™: Below 6.0
    • Minimum iTEP: Below 4.0 

 

Important Dates

 Event  Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021 Fall 2021
Application Deadline* July 13, 2020 December 9, 2020 April 16, 2021 July 16, 2021
Payment Deadline July 29, 2020 December 24, 2020 May 4, 2021 July 29, 2021
Move-in Date August 12, 2020 January 5, 2021  May 18, 2021 August 11, 2021
Program Start Date August 13, 2020  January 6, 2021  May 19, 2021 August 12, 2021


All dates may be subject to change.

Estimated Costs

Subject  Summer 2020 Fall 2020
Tuition and Fees* $3,350 $6,700
Housing $4,321 $4,088 - $6,594
Dining n/a $897 - $2,120
Health Insurance $675 $675
Total $8,346 $12,360 - $16,089

*Includes all classes, airport pick-up, tutoring as needed, signature student experiences, academic counseling and support, etc. 

 

Undergraduate Progression Details 

Following completion of your 8 week session you will progress into the program that is right for you depending on your academic background and English-language proficiency.

Anticipated Program Program Duration  GPA Requirement English Language Requirement
International Direct Directly Enrolled/Degree-seeking 3.0 IELTS 6.5 or Equivalent 
Academic Accelerator 2 Semesters 2.5 IELTS 5.5 or Equivalent 
Extended Accelerator 3 Semesters  2.5 IELTS 5.0 or Equivalent 

*All students will be tested upon arrival to confirm program duration.  


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