UNDERGRADUATE ACCELERATION PROGRAM (UAP)
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 length||One Academic Year|
|University Credits||Up to 45 credit hours|
|Campus Location||Raleigh or Chapel Hill|
|Curriculum||AEP Core+ university credit courses|
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:
U.S. News Ranking
|Cornell University||New York||16|
|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|
|Michigan State University||Michigan||75|
|University of Iowa||Iowa||82|
- 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
- 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)
|Fall 2 2017||Winter 2018||Spring 2018||Summer 2018|
|Start Date||Aug. 14||Oct. 16||Jan. 8||Mar. 19||May 21|
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:
University Credit Course
$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.