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 LengthProgram
Earned Toward
3 semesters/12 months
30+GPA 2.0Year 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 GPAMinimum TOEFL®Minimum IELTS™iTEP
Only one of the scores below required
2.560 – 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 I1Live, Learn, Grow II1Live, Learn, Grow III/Global Citizenship1
English for Academic Purposes INCEnglish for Academic Purposes IINCFundamentals of Writing (ENG106)3
Society & the Environment3Cultural Anthropology3General Education Course3
Pre-Calculus or Calculus I*3 – 4Calculus I or II (if needed)4General Education Course3
Principles of Accounting I3Humanities OR STEM OR Business Course3

*Placement test required.

Total credits: 30+ credits

Important Dates

Spring 2020Summer 2020Fall 2020
 Payment DeadlineDecember 30, 2019May 6, 2020September 21, 2020
Move-in DateJanuary 13, 2020May 20, 2020September 29, 2020
Program Start DateJanuary 14, 2020May 21, 2020September 30, 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
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. 

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