Academic Accelerator Program 3 (AAP3)

Looking for an immersive international study experience? The AAP3 combines language, culture, and academics to give students a deep understanding of life in and out of the American classroom. Nervous about your English skills? The AAP3 includes personalized English-language instruction and tutoring.

As a student in the Academic Accelerator Program 3, you’ll get:

  • A contextual curriculum that mixes language, culture, and academics
  • Exclusive access to a course focusing on life in the U.S. and the local community
  • A full year’s worth of college credits
  • Extensive English-language tutoring, academic advising, and student support
  • Personalized English-language support specific to the classes you take

Program Details

Program Details
First-Year
Program Length
Program
Curriculum
Credits Earned
Toward Degree
Progression
Requirements
Progression
Into
3 semesters/12 monthsPreset40-48*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.

Entry Requirements

To apply for the Academic Accelerator Program 3 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
2.560 (no subscore
below 13)
5.5 (no subscore
below 5.0 except speaking)
3.5 (no subscore
below 3.0)

GPA minimum: 2.5
Only one of the scores below required

Entry Requirements
Minimum TOEFL®Minimum IELTS™Minimum iTEP
60 (no subscore
below 13)
5.5 (no subscore below 5.0 except speaking)3.5 (no subscore below 3.0)

Want additional English-language help? Consider adding Academic English to your AAP experience.

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$42,450$42,450

*Summer is a 8-week term.

Sample Coursework

 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3

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

English for Academic Purposes I

Grammar for Academic Purposes I

Information Literacy

Kansas Environment and Culture

Introduction to Kansas Landscapes

Algebra, Precalculus, or Calculus

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

English for Academic Purposes II

Grammar for Academic Purposes II

American Studies

Natural Sciences or Humanities

Researching Kansas Landscapes

Algebra, Precalculus, or Calculus I or II

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

Communication Studies

Natural Sciences, Humanities or Social Sciences

Kansas Landscape Projects

Natural Sciences or Humanities

Researching Kansas Landscapes

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 AAP3.

Build your career before it even begins.

Included in the AAP3, 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.

ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A JAYHAWK?