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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 Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021 Fall 2021    
Application Deadline July 13, 2020 December 9, 2020 April 30, 2021 July 16, 2021
Payment Deadline July 29, 2020 December 24, 2020 May 13, 2021 July 29, 2021
Move-in Date August 12, 2020 January 5, 2021 May 25, 2021 August 11, 2021
Program Start Date August 13, 2020 January 6, 2021 May 26, 2021 August 12, 2021

All dates may be subject to change.

 

Estimated Costs 

Subject  Cost
Tuition* $33,523
Fees** $2,635
Health Insurance*** $2,000
Total $38,158

*Tuition is set by the University Board of Trustees each year and is subject to change. 

**Standard fees include visa processing, airport pick-up, tutoring as needed, signature student experiences, academic counseling and support, etc. 

***This Health insurance is offered for IAP students only and is not the same as that offered by the University. Students will have access to the university health center.


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