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International Accelerator Program


Academic Accelerator Program (AAP)

Ready to empower your international studies? The AAP is a balanced first-year program for international students with good English-language skills. It supplements immersive classes taught in English with just the right amount of support.

As a student in the Academic Accelerator:

The Academic Accelerator Program is a two-semester program designed specifically for students who are ready to succeed in immersive English-speaking classrooms, and also want the benefit of English-language and student support to help them thrive. The program curriculum offers a balance of university-wide and AAP-exclusive courses, with English-language course supplements that equip students with the practical, subject-specific vocabulary and skills that they need to excel in their course work.

Students may enter the program in the spring, summer or fall. Upon completion of the program, students progress into year two of their undergraduate education with a full year’s worth of academic credits.

  • First-Year Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Program Curriculum: Planned – almost all courses include domestic students
  • Credits Earned Toward Degrees: 30+
  • Progression Requirements: 2.25 GPA* 
  • Progression Into: Year 2 of degree

*Some academic majors may have a higher GPA requirement for progression.

Semester 1

The International Student in the University II
English for Academic Purposes 2: Critical Analysis, Composition and Presentation
Carolina Core: Lab science course (including course supplement)
Carolina Core: Math course (including course supplement)
Carolina Core: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding (choose from three courses, including course supplement)

Semester 2

The International Student in the University III
English for Academic Purposes 3: Advanced Academic Writing and Communication
Carolina Core: History course
Carolina Core: Math course
Carolina Core: Art course Academic track course

  •  GPA Requirement: 2.5
  • One of the scores below required:
    • Minimum TOEFL®: 68 – no subscore below 14
    • Minimum IELTS™: 5.5 – no subscore below 5.0
    • Minimum iTEP: 3.5 - no subscore below 3.0)

Don’t meet these requirements? The Extended Accelerator Program might be a better fit for you.

Applications with scores below the published minimums are not automatically denied and will still receive consideration from the college.

*Note that colleges may set higher minimums for consideration of admission to certain programs. Please refer to the college’s requirements for additional information.

 

Important Dates

Event Summer 2019 Fall 2019
Application Deadline April 26, 2019 July 12, 2019
Payment Deadline May 14, 2019 July 31, 2019
Move-in Date May 28, 2019 August 14, 2019
Program Start Date May 29, 2019 August 15, 2019

 

All dates may be subject to change.

 

Costs

Fee Summer 2019
Tuition  $34,177
Fees $2,670
Housing $7,717 - $10,518
Dining N/A
Health Insurance $2,000
Total $46,564 - $49,365

Note: Fees include technology fee, lab fees, immigration fees, application, orientation and testing fees; cultural and academic support

Housing: Shared housing is not available in the summer semester. Price quoted includes a move to a single room for the summer

Dining: No dining plan is available for summer semester; amount listed covers only fall or spring semesters.