As a student in the Extended Accelerator Program:
The Extended Accelerator Program is a three-semester program for students seeking an immersive English-learning experience. The program gives students a firsthand practical and cultural understanding of the USC campus and the city of Columbia through its contextual curriculum.
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: 3 semesters
- Program Curriculum: Planned – almost all courses include domestic students
- Credits Earned Toward Degrees: 3 0+
- Progression Requirements: Standard progression
- Progression Into: Year 2 of degree
Live, Learn, Grow I
English for Academic Purposes 1: English for Academic Purposes (including English Grammar in Context and Technology for Academic Purposes (TAP)
Carolina Core: Oceans and Society Carolina
Core: Math course
Live, Learn, Grow 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)
Live, Learn, Grow III
English for Academic Purposes 3: Advanced Academic Writing and Communication
Carolina Core: History course
Carolina Core: Art course Academic track course
- GPA Requirement: 2.5
- One of these scores:
- Minimum TOEFL®: 60 – no subscore below 12
- Minimum IELTS™: 5.0 – no subscore below 4.5
- Minimum Pearson Versant™: 45 – no subscore below 37
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.
|Event||Summer 2018||Fall 2018|
|Payment Deadline||May 9, 2018||August 3, 2018|
|Move-in Date||May 29, 2018||August 15, 2018|
|Program Start Date||May 30, 2018||August 16, 2018|
All dates may be subject to change.
|Fee||Entering Summer 2018||Entering Fall 2018|
|Tuition and Fees||$38,750||$38,750|
|Housing||$11,641 - $14,912||$11,641 - $14,912|
|Dining||N/A||$1,788 - $1,980|
|Total||$52,391 - $55,662||$54,1799 - $57,642|