Academic Transitions: Pre-AT

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Students in an ELI classroom

The Pre-Academic Transitions (Pre-AT) curriculum is meant for students who need additional time to improve their English skills before beginning the Academic Transitions program.

Students in Pre-AT participate in special courses and activities that help them to build the language and academic skills needed in order to advance to AT, such as:

  • Academic reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary
  • Actively participating in class discussions
  • Writing academic essays using a variety of styles

Minimum English level

  • When applying for the program, students who submit a TOEFL score lower than 64 or an IELTS score lower than 5.0 will be placed in Pre-AT. Learn more about placement
  • Students who did not submit an accepted test score and who test into a level between beginner and high-intermediate on the ELI’s placement exam will be placed in Pre-AT.

Duration

The Pre-AT curriculum lasts 2 months for each level.

The length of time you will spend in the AT program depends on where you begin and whether you continue through AT3.

Pre-AT through AT3 level chart

Price

Academic Year 2021-2022

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

Item In Person Price Online Price
Tuition US$ 4,667 US$ 4,667
Room and food (estimate) 2,400
Health insurance 305
Books (estimate) 250 250
Student Wellbeing fee 176
Total estimated fees (2 months) US$ 7,798 US$ 4,917
More information about prices

All prices are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice.

Academic Year 2021-2022 prices are valid for each session attended from August 20, 2021 through August 19, 2022.

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
Admissions deposit: $300
  • Applicants to the AT program pay a $300 admissions deposit. The deposit will be subtracted from your first tuition bill. There is no application fee for this program.
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 eli-housing@udel.edu.
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.
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