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International Accelerator Program

Academic English

Want to practice your English before starting your graduate studies? No problem. 

Get a Head Start with this Half-term English Program (8 Weeks)

Academic English is a great option for masters students who have missed the regular application deadline for the fall or spring semester, but still want to arrive on campus early to get acclimated, study English, and then start their academic programs the next semester.

Students can save time with Academic English at the University of South Carolina. Since launching the mid-term start English program, some international students have been able to excel at a faster rate, conserving money and coursework.

 Note: Graduate degree programs do not offer summer term start dates. If a student chooses to participate in Academic English, they must continue with a 1/2 term of Pre-sessional Enlgish in the summer, or wait to start their degree program in the fall. 

Important Dates

Event Spring 2019 Fall 2019
Application Deadline February 12, 2019 September 20, 2019
Payment Deadline February 26, 2019 October 15, 2019
Move-in Date March 12, 2019 October 16, 2019

All dates may be subject to change.


Estimated Tuition and Fees

Fee Entering Spring 2019
Tuition and Fees  $3,250

Note: Pre-sessional tuition is charged for each semester enrolled and includes all fees