The Extended Accelerator Program

Prepare for success

The Extended Accelerator Program (EAP) is a three-semester program for students seeking an immersive English-learning experience. The program gives students firsthand practical and cultural understanding of the Adelphi campus and New York area through its contextual curriculum. Students may enter the program in the spring, summer or fall. Upon completion of the program, students progress into the second year of their undergraduate education with a full year’s worth of academic credits.

  • An immersive educational experience with a contextual curriculum bridging language, culture and academics.
  • Live, Learn & Grow is a unique course designed for international students that will deepen your working knowledge of life in the United States and give you a comprehensive understanding of the local community and region.
  • Bolster your academic achievement with turbocharged English-language instruction, tutoring, academic advising and student support.
  • Benefit from personalized English-language instruction that’s fully contextual—for example, lab-specific English-language instruction alongside your lab-inclusive science course.

Program Details

Program Length Program
Earned Toward
3 semesters/12 months
30+ GPA 2.0 Year 2

*Progression into specific majors may have additional requirements.

Entry requirements

To apply for Adelphi University’s Extended Accelerator Program, you should meet the following qualifications:

Minimum GPA Minimum TOEFL® Minimum IELTS™ iTEP
Only one of the scores below required
2.5 60 – 67, no sub-score
below 12
5.0, no sub-score
below 4.5
3.0, no subscore
below 2.5

If you need to improve your English-language proficiency before enrolling in the EAP, enter the Pre-Sessional English Program. Classes are designed to improve students’ comprehension and ability to take rigorous academic courses in the English language.


Depending on their choice of major, students will follow an elective curriculum based on one of the following three tracks:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information Sciences
  • Business, Finance and Economics

Sample Curriculum

The following curricula are samples and subject to change. Each student's curriculum will vary depending upon their major, interests and career goals.

Sample Curriculum: Humanities Majors

Live, Learn, Grow I 1 Live, Learn, Grow II 1 Live, Learn, Grow III/Global Citizenship 1
English for Academic Purposes I NC English for Academic Purposes II NC Fundamentals of Writing (ENG106) 3
Society & the Environment 3 Cultural Anthropology 3 General Education Course 3
Pre-Calculus or Calculus I* 3 – 4 Calculus I or II (if needed) 4 General Education Course 3
Principles of Accounting I 3 Humanities OR STEM OR Business Course 3

*Placement test required.

Total credits: 30+ credits

Important Dates and Costs

For all application and payment deadlines, move-in and program start dates, and up-to-date program costs,
please visit the Important Dates and Costs page.

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