Academic Accelerator Admission

The Academic Accelerator Program (AAP) is a two-semester program designed specifically for students who are ready to succeed in immersive English-speaking classrooms, but also includes the benefit of English-language and student support to help them thrive. The program curriculum offers a balance of university-wide and AAP-exclusive courses, with English-language course supplements that equip students with the practical, subject-specific vocabulary and skills they need to excel in their coursework.

As an Academic Accelerator student at the University of Dayton, you'll receive:

  • The right amount of support when you need it.
  • A seat in credit-bearing courses, so you can earn a full first year’s worth of credits while taking courses tailored to your needs as an international student. This will help you achieve your academic and career goals.
  • English-language instruction designed around your social and academic needs.
  • Integrated and cohorted courses, so you’ll be in some classes with U.S. students and others with your designated UDayton Global cohort.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Program Length Program
Curriculum
Credits
Earned Toward
Degree
Progression
Requirements*
Progression
Into
2 Semesters
Flexible
24+ Standard First-Year Requirements Year 2

*Progression into specific majors may have additional requirements.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Any prior post-secondary/university credits must be submitted at time of application if the student would like to have the transcript evaluated for potential transfer credits to the university.

SAMPLE CURRICULUM

Each student's curriculum will vary depending upon major, interests and career goals.

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
SEMESTER 1

Live, Learn, Grow

English:

  • English for Academic Purposes

Core Curriculum:

  • English Composition
  • Math*
  • Religious Studies
  • Visual Art History
SEMESTER 2

Live, Learn, Grow

English:

  • Advanced Writing

Core Curriculum:

  • Philosophy I
  • History
  • Science (with lab)

 Total credits: 24+

Note: This is a sample curriculum and may be subject to change. Schedule adjustments may be made based on course availability. The curriculum runs consecutively. The number of credits earned during the summer may be reduced due to the shorter semester length.

* Math course placement to be determined by the results of a math placement test, which will be administered upon arrival to campus.

IMPORTANT DATES

For all application and payment deadlines as well as move-in and program start dates, please visit the Important Dates page.

COSTS

2019-2020 ESTIMATED PROGRAM TUITION AND FEES
 Tuition and Fees (2 Semesters)** $46,305 USD
Housing $8,570 USD
Dining $5,630 USD
Health Insurance***  $2,000 USD
Total $62,505 USD

**Tuition and Fees may vary by intake semester.
***Health insurance is required and covers a 12 month period.

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR HOUSING AND DINING

As an international student with UDayton Global, you don't have to worry about finding your own place to live. We will make it easy for you!

Ready To Apply

Take the next step for studying in the U.S. at the University of Dayton: