Be empowered

The Academic Accelerator Program (AAP) is a two-semester program designed specifically for students who are ready to succeed in immersive English-speaking classrooms, but who also want the benefit of English-language and student support that will help them thrive. The program curriculum offers a balance of University-wide and AAP-exclusive courses, with English-language course supplements that equip students with the practical, subject-specific vocabulary and skills they need to excel in their course work. Students may enter the program in the spring, summer or fall. Upon completion of the program, students progress into year two of their undergraduate education with a full year’s worth of academic credits.

  • With just the right amount of support when you need it, the Academic Accelerator Program features a curriculum designed to accommodate your academic and English-language needs.
  • Credit-bearing, so you can earn a full freshman year’s worth of credits while taking courses tailored to your needs as an international student, helping you achieve your academic and career goals.
  • English-language instruction designed around your social and academic needs; for example, you will be prepared specifically for the classes you will take, such as algebra and U.S. history.
  • Integrated with open and closed courses, so you’ll be in some classes with U.S. students and others with your designated International Accelerator cohort.

Entry requirements

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

Minimum GPA Minimum TOEFL® Minimum IELTS™ Minimum Pearson Versant™ Minimum Password
Only one of the scores below required
2.5 68, no sub-score
below 14
5.5, no sub-score
below 5.0
50, no sub-score
below 47
 5.5, no sub-score
below 5.0


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 Undergraduate Accelerator program track, major, interests and career goals.

Semester 1 Semester 2
  • Live, Learn, Grow (a)
  • English for Academic Purposes 2: Critical Analysis, Composition and Presentation
  • Core: Principles of Accounting I
  • Core: Cultural Anthropology
  • Core: Math 140 or Math 141
  • Live, Learn, Grow (b)
  • English 106: Fundamentals of Writing
  • Core: Degree or General Education Course
  • Core: Degree of General Education Course
  • Core: Degree or General Education Course

Total credits: 23 plus

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Onstage and behind the scenes, in ways big and small, our alumni are making their mark in the world. Some have reached the heights of fame and some hold positions of great influence, while others make a difference in quieter ways. Whether it’s on a local or global scale, we offer the support and resources you’ll need to make the most of your education. The only question then is: How far do you want to go?