Accelerated University English Program (AUEP)

AUEP: Your path to university success!

The Accelerated University English Program (AUEP) is a full-service pre-academic ESL program. It addresses the needs of students who intend to pursue undergraduate or graduate degree studies in the United States upon completion of their ESL studies.

Through AUEP, students take similar courses  and have similar preparation as what is seen in the Conditional Admissions Program (CAP); however, students in AUEP simply are not conditionally admitted to a CAP partner college or university. Instead, AUEP students complete our program and go on to study at many fine universities in the USA.

Sponsored students at the ELI typically enroll in AUEP in order to take advantage of the additional support and specialized classes that are made available to them through this program.

Program Highlights

  • Assistance in applying for admission to universities.
  • Special courses in English for Academic Purposes and/or PreMBA
  • Students in high intermediate and advanced levels are placed into cohorts (i.e., small groups) of 5-8 students who move through their English levels together, doing the same types of assignments and activities (see “CAP Cohort Model” for more information)
  • Supplemental no-limit afternoon private and small group tutoring
  • Study skills courses
  • Extensive academic advisement, including advising from a faculty mentor
  • Progress tracking and benchmarking
  • Additional support in adjusting to American culture, including activities with a specially selected university student mentor who has experienced success at the university level

AUEP Calendar

AUEP follows the Main ELI Calendar (click here to view calendar).


AUEP Price

The following pricing is for each session (2 months) of study:

Item 2016-2017
Tuition US$ 4,355
Room and food (estimate) 2,400
Health insurance 295
Books (estimate) 200
Student health clinic fee (estimate) 114
Total estimated fees (2 months) US$ 7,364


Delaware Resident AUEP Price

The following pricing is for each session (2 months) of study for Delaware Residents:

Item 2016-2017
Tuition US$ 2,390
Books (estimate) 200
Student health clinic fee (estimate) 114
Total estimated fees (2 months) US$ 2,704


Important information about prices

  • All prices are in US dollars and are subject to change without notice.
  • 2016-2017 Prices are valid for each session attended from August 18, 2016 to August 11, 2017.
  • Click here to see additional fees (ex: application fee, express mail fee, etc.)
  • Important note about insurance: All students who are not sponsored by a governmental organization are now required to purchase the ELI’s health insurance plan. Students may not purchase their own insurance policy to replace the ELI’s plan. Health insurance fees are non-refundable.


Additional fees

Some additional fees may apply, including:

Item Description
Application fee: $100
  • All students are required to pay an application fee for all University of Delaware ELI programs.
Express Mail fee: $35
  • This fee pays for the express mailing of documents to students, such as I-20 forms, Welcome Packages, etc.
  • Documents will automatically be sent via express mail (DHL or FedEx) unless the student specifically requests that the University of Delaware ELI use the US Postal Service or if a friend will pick up the documents on the student’s behalf.
  • Students must pay this fee at the time that they submit their application to register for ELI programs.
Airport Transfer fee: $50 – $90
  • These fees must be paid if the ELI arranges transportation for the student from the Philadelphia International Airport to Newark, Delaware.
  • Delaware Express (standard shuttle pick-up): Normally, the charge is $50; however, late-night pick-ups may cost $90. For questions, please contact
  • Homestay: If the homestay family (or the homestay driver service) will pick up the student from Philadelphia International Airport, the fee is $75. If the homestay family (or homestay driver service) will drop off the student at the Philadelphia International Airport, the fee will be $60.
Late Orientation/Arrival fee: $100
  • Students must pay this fee only if they miss one of the designated Orientation days. All students are required to attend all days of ELI Orientation, as marked on their acceptance letter and in the documents that the student will receive when they arrive for Orientation.
Late Housing fee: $100
  • Students must pay this fee only if they do not meet the ELI’s deadlines for arranging housing (as listed in their acceptance documents).
Late Payment fee: $50
  • Students must pay this fee if they do not pay the entire amount listed on their bill before the date written on the bill.


Apply for AUEP

Click here to learn how to apply for AUEP.

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