Welcome to the Academic Accelerator Program at University of Kansas!

Soon you’ll be on campus. How exciting! There is a lot to consider before you arrive. While moving to a new country can be intimidating, we’re here for you. Follow the seven steps below to make sure you have everything in place before you board the plane.

Select Your Advisor

We have a team of dedicated personal advisors whose job it is to make sure all your questions are answered and to ensure you have a smooth transition to the university.

Before you start on any of the steps below, contact your local personal advisor. Simply select your region of the world below, and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp, or WeChat message. We look forward to meeting you very soon!

North America

North America

Latin America

Latin America

Africa

Africa

South Asia

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

China

China

Middle East North Africa

Middle East North Africa

Europe

Europe

Russia Central Asia

Russia Central Asia

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Kate

Skype:kate.vlasiuk1210WhatsApp:+971.52.352.5795Tel:+971.52.352.5795Email Kate

Tomi - Africa

WhatsApp:+234.703.414.1021Skype:Tomi AfilakaTel:+234.703.414.1021Email Tomi
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Sarah

Skype:+971.52.358.5215WhatsApp:+971.52.358.5215Tel:+971.52.358.5215Email Sarah

Jacob

WhatsApp:+1.857.529.7237Skype:Jacob MobergTelephone:+1.857.529.7237Email Jacob

George – LATAM

WhatsApp:+57.301.521.6058Skype:georgelalcantaraTel:+57.301.521.6058Email George
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Sebastian

Skype:sebastian.gh-latamWhatsApp:+57.310.223.8150Tel:+57.310.223.8150Email Sebastian

Fatima – South Asia (Pakistan)

WhatsApp:+92 317 414 8887Skype:fatyma.rTel:+92 317 414 8887Email Fatima
Sakshi

Sakshi

Skype:arorasakshi187WhatsApp: +91.995.351.0160 Tel: +91.995.351.0160 Email Sakshi

Sonam

WhatsApp:+91.895.004.9050Skype:sonar.parashar3Telephone:+91.895.004.9050Email Sonam

Unnati

WhatsApp:+91.972.501.2676Skype:+91.972.501.2676Telephone:+91.972.501.2676Email Unnati

Viraja – South Asia (India)

WhatsApp:+91 7028090894Skype:+91 7028090894Tel:+91 7028090894Email Viraja
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Hoang - (Vietnam)

Skype:hoangvtb1983WhatsApp:+84.937.225.295Tel:+84.937.225.295Email Hoang

Saranya - (SE Asia exc. Vietnam)

WhatsApp:+66.96.982.0007Skype:awesome.saranyaTel:+66.96.982.0007Email Saranya

Alice – South and West China

QQ:1196954619Tel:+86 15928933132Email Alice
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Annie - South China

Skype:ljxannie_1QQ:653972541Tel:+86.135.7055.0749Email Annie
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Jane Cao - West China

QQ:2269164Tel:+86.159.2876.6884WeChat:gunyixiushangEmail Jane

Kelly – Central China

QQ:713070180Tel:+86.159.018.06534Email Kelly
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Lisha - North China

QQ:653972541Tel:+86.183.1016.8200Email Lisha
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Mark - East China

QQ:653972541Tel:+86.158.0062.4575Email Mark

Vicky – North China

QQ:1925259247Tel:+86.135.2182.7910Email Vicky

What to do before you arrive on campus

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You should apply for your visa as soon as possible. It requires an interview with the U.S. embassy and can sometimes take several weeks to schedule.

Please visit usembassy.gov to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment. The website also has information on what to expect and the documentation you will need to take with you for your interview. Here are other links that might be helpful to you: visa appointment and processing wait timevisa photo requirementsvisa application and I-901 Fee and study in the states.

Notify your personal Enrollment Advisor of the date and Embassy of your visa appointment.

Check out two videos below that will help you on how to apply and prepare for your visa interview.

How to Apply for Your F-1 Student Visa
Visa Interview Preparation for Students

Download this useful Immigration Guide to help you learn more about the process for getting your F-1 visa.

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When purchasing your ticket to Lawrence, Kansas, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled move-in day. Once you book your flight, visit accelerator.ku.edu/flight to enter your flight itinerary and confirm your free airport pickup. These important details will help the campus team prepare for your arrival and make your big day go as smoothly as possible.

 

Move-In Dates
PROGRAM MOVE-IN DAY
Fall 2018 August 6, 2018
Spring 2019 January 7, 2019
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Making your payment in full two weeks before you arrive will help avoid delays with enrollment. Before you begin, please make sure you have your acceptance letter in front of you, as you will need to refer to the information in the letter.

Choose between two ways to submit payment for tuition and fees:

  • Flywire by Peer Transfer: Please visit KUAAP flywire portal to complete the transfer process. Please note that you can not use a U.S. credit card or U.S. bank account.
  • Wire transfer: Find the wire transfer information on your offer letter. When making the transaction, be sure to include the student’s name and birthday.
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You will need to complete and submit the following forms before your arrival.

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All KU Academic Accelerator Program incoming students are required to have a KU ID and email set up before they arrive on campus. You will need to complete this before you leave your home country. Here are the instructions on how to create your ID and email.
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All KU Academic Accelerator Program incoming students are required to submit a housing preference form and a housing contract and select a meal plan before they arrive on campus. You will need to complete these forms before leaving your home country.

Clicking of the links below to view step-by-step housing contract instructions for your intake term:
Housing Contract Instructions for Summer 2018
Housing Contract Instructions for Fall 2018

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All KU Academic Accelerator Program incoming students are required to submit all of the immigration documents prior to enrolling in classes. Use these this video or the paper instructions on how to submit them. Begin the process here.

 

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All KU AAP incoming students are required to take a math and English placement exams once they arrive on campus. (Graduate students are only required to take the English Placement exam) You can begin preparing for the exam with by watching this helpful video.
Placement Exams

Helpful Resources

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Next Steps Brochure

This useful brochure is full of information on your I-20 paperwork required for your visa, what you should pack, and other tips to prepare you for your arrival to the KU campus.

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Immigration Guide

This guide will help you learn more about the process for getting your F-1 visa and arriving in Kansas.

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Pre-Arrival Checklist

Check off everything on this list to ensure you have completed all the steps before you arrive and bring everything you need to the KU campus.

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Orientation Schedule

Here’s an example of what your orientation schedule might look like. During orientation, you will receive a full campus tour, see the sights around Kansas, and get to know your fellow international students!

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Academic Calendar

Plan ahead! This calendar tells you when class starts and ends, and when holidays and exams are happening.

Ask us anything!

Have a question about KU or the Undergraduate Accelerator? Let us know, and we’ll be happy to help.

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