August 4 - 25, 2017


The University of Chicago's Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program (AEPP) is an approximately three-week summer program designed to support incoming international students who are not fluent in English. The program seeks to:

  • Improve speaking proficiency in academic and professional contexts
  • Develop skills needed to succeed in a rigorous academic environment
  • Introduce the cultural and professional resources at the University of Chicago
  • Expose incoming students to the rich culture of historic and present-day Chicago


The cost of the program is $700 for Master's students, which includes placement testing, weekday afternoon academic English classes, Friday workshops, weekend cultural programming, course materials, and advising. Additional orientation programming will also be offered during the language program to ensure that participants have a smooth transition into Harris.

If you are required to attend the Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program, you will be contacted directly by Harris administration and automatically registered. Please be aware that if you are participating, some of your deadlines for enrollment will occur earlier:

  • Proof of required immunizations should be submitted ASAP. Students can receive required immunizations once on campus if needed.
  • The University Health Insurance site states that the deadline to sign up or waive this summer insurance is July 14th, but this is incorrect in your case.  There is nothing you need to do now and you do not have to meet the July 14th deadline. In the near future we will send you a link that will allow you to sign up for the summer health insurance if you wish. If you have other health insurance you do not have to sign up for this temporary health insurance.
  • Monday, August 21, 2017 - Summer quarter bill due date.


The Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program will be held August 3 - August 25, 2017.