College Preparatory Experience / Pathway Program

 College Preparatory Experience and Pathway Program provide language courses

and unique study courses that prepare students for academic success.

These programs are designed for High Intermediate/Advanced students.

Outstanding Features of the College Preparatory Experience and Pathway Program

  • Small class sizes.
  • Conditional admission to Connecticut universities.
  • Conversation Partner Program to connect you with native speakers and practice English.
  • UCAELI Proficiency Certificate can be used for admissions purposes in place of the TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo,
  • A Pathway Program available to students with the opportunity to enroll in university courses for credit at the University of Connecticut.

    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
    • Participate in a discussion classroom and identify classroom cultural norms

        Difference between College Preparatory Experience and Pathway Program

        College Preparatory Experience
        For students who want to apply to a university in the United States in the future.

        Pathway Program
        For students with conditional admission to the University of Connecticut.

              Full-Time Study

              Students are enrolled in up to four English language courses 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 university course is only available in the Fall and Spring semesters. No courses available in the Summer.

              All UCAELI courses are non-credit. Non-credit means that the courses do not have credits and students will receive a separate transcript for their non-credit courses. UCAELI courses will not appear on undergraduate or graduate transcripts. If a student requests a UCAELI transcript, you must contact the university Registrar Office, and request a “Non-Credit Transcript”.

                  Part-Time Study

                  Part-time study is not available for F1 or J1 students.

                            Program Requirements

                            All students must have a high school diploma.

                                      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.