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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.

Program Details
  • 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.

Sample Coursework

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

Entry Requirements
  •  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 Pearson Versant™: 50 – no subscore below 42

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 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Application Deadline December 10, 2018 April 29, 2019
Payment Deadline December 26, 2018 May 14, 2019
Move-in Date January 8, 2019 May 28, 2019
Program Start Date January 9, 2019 May 29, 2019

All dates may be subject to change.

 

Costs

Fee Entering Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Tuition  $32,921 $34,177
Fees $2,670 $2,670
Housing $7,525 - $12,112 $7,717 - $10,518
Dining $3,684 - $4,078 N/A
Health Insurance $2,000 $2,000
Total $48,800 - $53,781 $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.