Academic Accelerator Program 2 (AAP2)

Ready to empower your international studies? The AAP2 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 Program 2, you’ll receive:

  • The right amount of support for your academic and English-speaking needs
  • A full year’s worth of college credits
  • Access to courses exclusively for international students
  • English-language help with words you need to know for your classes
  • A mix of classes with international and U.S. students

Program Details

Program Details
Program Length
Credits Earned
Toward Degree
2 semesters/9 monthsPreset28-36*Standard freshman progression (2.0 GPA)Year 2 of degree

*9 credits of English for Academic Purposes count toward requirements in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Other schools may not count credits in English for Academic Purposes courses.

Entry Requirements

To apply for the Academc Accelerator Program 2 at KU, you should have at least the following qualifications:*

Entry Requirements
GPA MinimumMinimum TOEFL®Minimum IELTS™Minimum Pearson Versant™
Only one of the scores below required
2.571, no subscore below 166.0, no subscore below 5.5 except speaking60, no subscore below 47

Don’t meet these requirements? The Academic Accelerator Program 3 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: Colleges may set higher minimums for consideration of admission to certain programs. Please refer to the college’s requirements for additional information.

Sample Course work

 Semester 1 Semester 2

University – Orientation seminar (Live, Learn, Grow I & II)

English for Academic Purposes

Grammar for Academic Purposes

American Studies

Introduction to Kansas Landscapes

Algebra, Precalculus or Calculus

University – Orientation seminar (Live, Learn, Grow III)

Researching Kansas Landscapes

Communication Studies

Humanities or Social Sciences

Natural Science

Algebra, Precalculus or Calculus I or II

Depending on your choice of major, you will follow an elective curriculum in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences based on one of the following three areas of study:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science, Technology, Engineering* and Mathematics (STEM) and Information Sciences
  • Business*, Finance* and Economics

*Programs in the School of Engineering and School of Business require application to the programs upon completion of the AAP2.

Academic Accelerator Program 3 (AAP3)

A three-semester program for students seeking an immersive English-learning experience.

Pre-sessional English

Expand English language skills in the Applied English Center until reaching an English proficiency high enough to attend English-speaking classrooms.

Build your career before it even begins.

Included in the AAP2, the Career Accelerator is a two-year program focused on professional development. Learn valuable skills. Gain real-world experience. Customize your experience to fit your goals. So you can stand out when you apply for jobs.