Prepare for Success

Want to prepare yourself for English-speaking classrooms? With the Pre-Sessional 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 it is accredited by the CEA. Once you complete the Pre-Sessional English program, you’ll transition into the Academic Accelerator Program 3 and start working toward your degree.

Program Details

First-Year Program Length Program Curriculum Total Credits Earned Toward Degrees Progression Requirements Progression Into
16-week term Varies by level Varies by level 3.0 GPA or KU English Proficiency Exam KU AAP3

Entry Requirements

To apply for the Pre-Sessional English add-on program at KU, you should have at least the following qualifications:

GPA Requirement Minimum TOEFL® Minimum IELTS™ Minimum iTEP
Only one of the scores below required
2.5 < 60 < 5.0 < 3.5

Build your career before it even begins.

Included in Pre-Sessional English, 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.