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Undergraduate Acceleration Program (UAP), designed for students with a high school diploma, prepares international students for undergraduate studies in the U.S. and serves as a conduit for entrance to the best colleges and universities.  During this transitional period, Students participate in intensive English language training while taking up to 10 university foundational courses (30 transferable credits) in their field of study.

Program Summary

Program length One Academic Year
University Credits Up to 45 credit hours
Campus Location Raleigh or Chapel Hill
Curriculum AEP Core+ university credit courses

UAP Advantages

 The demand for International high school graduates  attending colleges and universities in the U.S. is progressively increasing; however, many are not academically prepared.  The UAP program helps students make a smooth transition to U.S. colleges and universities by giving them an opportunity to take credit courses prior to matriculation.
The UAP program prepares students to meet the challenges of undergraduate studies at major universities and to successfully complete the rigorous language requirements for admission, providing an excellent opportunity to demonstrate their academic skills to potential U.S. universities.

  • UAP counselors utilize a national network of relationships with admissions offices to assist students   in selecting, qualifying for, applying to, and being admitted to their choice of top-rated colleges and universities.
  • UAP counselors help each student select the best and most suitable college or university and facilitate seamless matriculation.
  • Through UAP, participants will have a chance to explore various fields of study, such as engineering and business and determine their passion.
  • Students will benefit from fully transferable credit courses, letters of recommendation from U.S. faculty, and exposure to American universities’ academic standards.
  • Students can expect successful transfer admission to top ranked American colleges and universities based on their overall GPA of the university courses they take during the program.
  • Students with a GPA of 3.7 or above can expect to be accepted by one of the top 30 schools as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, such as:
School Location

U.S. News  Ranking

Cornell University New York 16
Vanderbilt University Tennessee 17
University of Notre Dame Indiana 18
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill North Carolina 30

Students with a GPA of 3.4 or above can expect to be accepted by one of the top 60 schools, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, such as:

School Location U.S. News  Ranking
College of William and Mary Virginia 32
University of California-Santa Barbara California 41
University of Miami Florida 47
University of Washington-Seattle Washington 52

Students with a GPA of 3.2 or above can expect to be accepted by one of the top 90 schools, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, such as:

School Location U.S. News Ranking
Syracuse University New York 61
Baylor University Texas 72
Michigan State University Michigan 75
University of Iowa Iowa 82


Admission Criteria

  • High school graduates
  • Pass GEI English placement test
  • Minimum GPA requirement is 85 (3.3 or B+)
  • For students applying for engineering major, there is a minimum requirement for the average GPA – 90 (3.6, or A) for any 3 out of the 4 courses: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Application Package

  • High School Transcript
  • High School Diploma
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS score  or GEI placement test score
  • Personal Statement
  • Financial Certificate
  • SAT/ACT scores if available
  • Interview (required)

Admission Deadline


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Fall 2 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
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Start Date Aug. 14 Oct. 16 Jan. 8 Mar. 19 May 21
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The schedule for the UAP will include the following schedule for GEI’s English Training, as well as the schedule for the student’s university courses:





Academic English



University Credit Course

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$57,100/academic year* (including 30 university credits)

*Tuition includes academic tutoring, medical insurance, and cultural activities. Tuition does NOT include textbooks or university credit courses. Tuition for university credit courses will be charged by the university.

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