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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: Standard progression
  • Progression Into: Year 2 of degree
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 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Payment Deadline August 1, 2018 December 26, 2018
Move-in Date August 15, 2018 January 9, 2019
Program Start Date August 16, 2018 January 10, 2019

All dates may be subject to change.

 

Costs

Fee Entering Fall 2018 Entering Spring 2019
Tuition  $32,210 $32,921
Fees $2,670 $2,670
Housing $7,525 - $12,112 $7,525 - $12,112
Dining $3,684 - $4,078 $3,684 - $4,078
Health Insurance $2,000 $2,000
Total $48,089 - $53,070 $48,800 - $53,781

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

Department-specific fees are charged for Direct Admission students who are enrolled in many majors and vary from $200 to $1500 per semester.

Pre-sessional tuition is charged for each semester enrolled and includes all fees; insurance, housing and dining listed are full year prices.

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.