The Extended Accelerator Program

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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

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
 Payment Deadline August 5, 2019 December 30, 2019 May 6, 2020
Move-in Date August 19, 2019 January 13, 2020 May 20, 2020
Program Start Date August 20, 2019 January 14, 2020 May 21, 2020

Extended Accelerator Program Costs

Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Summer 2020
 Tuition and Fees $46,497 $46,497 $46,497
Housing $14,060 – $18,940 $14,060 – $18,940 $14,060 – $18,940
Dining $5,120 $5,120 $5,120
Health Insurance*  $2,000  $2,000  $2,000
Total $67,677 – $72,577 $67,677 – $72,577 $67,677 – $72,577

*Health insurance coverage lasts for three consecutive semesters.

Note: The Extended Accelerator Program is a three-semester program.

In the summer semester dining and housing options may be limited and costs may vary during this semester. 

Starting Your Fall Semester Studies? You May Be Eligible for a Discount.

We are delighted to offer a fee reduction with early tuition payment.* Students enrolled in the fall semester may be eligible for the following discounts:

  • Option 1: Students who pay their full balance by May 3rd will lock in last year’s tuition. They will also receive an exclusive academic year discount: Undergraduate students will receive $1,500 off their tuition, while postgraduate students will receive $500.
  • Option 2: Students who pay their full balance by May 31st, will lock in last year’s cost for tuition only. Pricing will rise after this date.

*Students on payment plans are not eligible. Students participating in the 2–3 term pre-sessional bundle are not eligible. Please note that this offer is only valid for students participating in fall intake.

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