Accelerated University English Program (AUEP)



The Accelerated University English Program (AUEP) is a full-service, pre-academic ESL program.

AUEP addresses the needs of students who plan to pursue undergraduate or graduate degree studies in the United States after completing their ESL studies.

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

Program Dates

AUEP follows the main ELI calendar with two-month sessions.

Program Highlights

  • Assistance in applying for admission to universities.
  • Special courses in English for Academic Purposes and/or Pre-MBA
  • 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

Who enrolls in AUEP?

AUEP is available to anyone who plans to attend a university in the United States and who has not been conditionally accepted to any of the ELI’s conditional admissions partner universities (i.e., AUEP students are not AT/CAP students).

Any student who plans to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree can participate in AUEP. No minimum English level or score is required.

Although sponsored students typically enroll in AUEP (see below), the program is also available to students who are not sponsored (i.e., self-paying students).

A note about sponsored students

Sponsored students at the ELI typically enroll in AUEP.

This full-service program enables students to meet their sponsor’s requirements by helping them to:

  • identify and apply for universities,
  • improve their academic English skills, and
  • develop the academic and cultural skills needed for success at the university level.


Academic Year 2023-2024

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

Item In Person Price Online Price
Tuition US$ 4,807 US$ 4,807
Room and food (estimate) 2,400
Health insurance 325
Books (estimate) 250 250
Student Wellbeing Fee 176
International Sevice Fee 90
Carpenter Sports Center Fee 25
Total estimated fees (2 months) US$ 8,073 US$ 5,057
Delaware resident price

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

Item 2023-2024
Tuition US$ 2,606
Books (estimate) 250
Student Wellbeing Fee 176
Carpenter Sports Center Fee 25
Total estimated fees (2 months) US$ 3,057
Important information about prices
  • All prices are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice.
  • 2023-2024 prices are effective from August 21, 2023.
  • The Student Wellbeing fee is lower for Session 5 ($132) and Session 6 ($88).
  • The International Service Fee supports essential services such as immigration advising, processing of documents, regulatory reporting, and other acculturation programs and resources. Additionally, it covers the cost of maintaining institutional compliance with U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, and Department of Labor regulations.
  • Important note about insurance: All students who are not sponsored by a governmental organization are 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 a non-refundable application fee for all University of Delaware ELI programs.
Express Mail fee: $65
  • The ELI charges a US $65 express mail fee to express mail documents to students who request paper copies. Students must pay this fee at the time that they submit their application to register for ELI programs..
Airport Transfer fee: $100 – $200
  • These fees must be paid if the ELI arranges transportation for the student from the Philadelphia International Airport to Newark, Delaware.
  • 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.

Are you ready to apply?

See our admissions information and complete the online application.

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