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

*Nine 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.
~ Full-time enrollment during the summer semester includes fewer credits than fall or spring semesters.

Entry Requirements

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

Entry Requirements
GPA MinimumMinimum TOEFL®Minimum IELTS™Minimum iTEP
Only one of the scores below required
2.571 (no subscore
below 16)
6.0 (no subscore below 5.5 except speaking)4.0 (no subscore below 3.5)

GPA minimum: 2.5
Only one of the scores below required

Entry Requirements
Minimum TOEFL®Minimum IELTS™Minimum iTEP
71 (no subscore
below 16)
6.0 (no subscore below 5.5 except speaking)4.0 (no subscore below 3.5)

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.

Program Dates

DeadlinesSummer 2020Fall 2020
Application DeadlineApril 24, 2020July 10, 2020
Move-In DateMay 26, 2020August 10, 2020
Program Start DateMay 27, 2020August 11, 2020

Program Costs

Program Session*Summer 2020Fall 2020
16-week term$25,425$31,450

*Summer is an 8-week term.

Sample Coursework

 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.

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.