• Application Deadline
  • 105 days
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Outstanding Features of the College Preparatory Experience at the University of Connecticut  

  • Conditional admission to Connecticut universities
  • Proficiency certificate can be use for full acceptance instead of the TOEFL or IELTS
  • Small class sizes
  • Opportunity to observe a UConn course or take a class for credit
  • Conversation Partner Program to connect you with native speakers and practice English

Language Learning and Study Skills

In the English for Academic Purposes courses, students will learn how to:

  • Write an academic paper
  • Prepare effectively for tests using analytical skills
  • Learn to participate in a discussion classroom with American classmates

Student Life

In your free time you can:

  • Practice English by joining activities such as student clubs and organizations, outdoor games, shopping trips, and other fun events!
  • Work out in the gym or use the swimming pool
  • Attend concerts, plays, and other performances
  • Go to one of our many university sporting events
  • Enjoy an exciting and diverse university community

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We do not have an official deadline to apply to UCAELI, but we recommend that if you require a student visa that you apply at least 3 months in advance.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 105 days
    • Duration description
      • Fall / Spring (15 weeks) 
      • Summer (6 weeks)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Full Time Study

Students are enrolled in 22 class hours per week. This includes:

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Listening and Speaking
  • EAP Reading and Writing
  • The choice of 2 afternoon electives or a UConn course*the option for a UConn course is only available in the Fall and Spring semesters, not the summer

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

In order to receive your I-20 you will need to prepare the following documents:

  • Copy of Passport
  • Financial Declaration Form
  • Proof of Funding

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5250 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5250 USD for the full programme and a duration of 105 days.
  • National

    5250 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5250 USD for the full programme and a duration of 105 days.
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Summer session course fee: $2,600

Living costs for Storrs

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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