College Preparatory Experience

The College Preparatory Experience provides language courses and unique study courses that prepare students for academic success. This program is designed for High Intermediate/Advanced students.

Outstanding Features of the College Preparatory Experience

  • A Pathway Program with two locations: The University of Connecticut Storrs Campus and East China Normal University Baoshan Campus. Students would have the opportunity to enroll in university courses for credit.
  • Conditional admission to Connecticut universities
  • Small class sizes
  • Conversation Partner Program to connect you with native speakers and practice English
  • UCAELI Proficiency Certificate can be use for full acceptance instead of the TOEFL or IELTS

Language Learning and Study Skills

In the English for Academic Purposes courses, students will learn how to:

  • Write an academic paper
  • Prepare effectively for tests using analytical skills
  • Participate in a discussion classroom and identify classroom cultural norms

Full-Time Study

Students are enrolled in up to four English language courses per week. This includes:

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Listening and Speaking
  • EAP Reading and Writing
  • The choice of 2 afternoon electives or a UConn course
    • the option for a UConn university course is only available in the Fall and Spring semesters, not the summer

Student Life

In your free time you can:

  • Practice English by joining activities such as student clubs and organizations, outdoor games, shopping trips, and other fun events!
  • Work out in the gym or use the swimming pool
  • Attend concerts, plays, and other performances
  • Go to one of our many university sporting events
  • Enjoy an exciting and diverse university community