Prepare for Success
Want to prepare yourself for English-speaking classrooms? With the Academic English program, you get the strong language support you need to feel more comfortable learning in English.
Founded in 1964, the KU Applied English Center (AEC) is one of the oldest English programs in the United States. The AEC holds many professional memberships and is accredited by the CEA.
Once you've completed the Academic English program, you’ll transition into the Academic Accelerator Program 3 and start working toward your degree.
Benefits to You:
- No minimum test score required: Receive a full offer for Academic English and be placed into the appropriate level class upon arrival.
- Build confidence: Live and thrive on campus as you improve your English. Participating in campus life will help you adjust to your new home and achieve academic success.
|First-Year Program Length||Program Curriculum||Total Credits Earned Toward Degree||Progression Requirements||Progression Into|
|16-week term (Fall & Spring)|
8-week term (Summer)
|Varies by level||Varies by level||3.0 GPA or KU English Proficiency Exam||KU AAP3|
To apply for the Academic English add-on program at KU, you should have at least the following qualifications:
|Minimum iTEP||Minimum TOEFL®||Minimum IELTS™||GPA Requirement|
|Only one of the scores below required|
|< 3.5||< 60||< 5.0||2.5|
Minimum iTEP: <3.5
Only one of the scores below required
|Minimum TOEFL®||Minimum IELTS™||GPA Requirements|
|< 60||< 50||2.5|
|Deadlines||Summer 2020||Fall 2020|
|Application Deadline||April 24, 2020||July 10, 2020|
|Move-In Date||May 26, 2020||August 10, 2020|
|Program Start Date||May 27, 2020||August 11, 2020|
|Program Session||Summer 2020||Fall 2020|