Pathway Programs

Outstanding Features of the College Preparatory Experience Pathway Programs

  • 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 students with other English speakers from the university community to practice English and share cultures
  • UCAELI Proficiency Certificate can be used 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

    A Pathway Program

    The UCAELI Pathway Program is right for you if:

    • You have conditional admission to UConn. To apply to UConn, visit this website:
    • You would like to apply to UConn in the future
    • You are interested in one of our collaborating schools which offer guaranteed admission upon completing the UCAELI program:
      • Eastern Connecticut State University
      • University of Saint Joseph
    • You are preparing for full-time studies at a US university