August 9 – 31, 2018


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 have not studied in the United States prevsouly. The program is ran by the English Language Institute in direct partnership with Harris.  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 by Harris 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 for the program. Please be aware that if you are participating, some of your pre-enrollment actions will occur earlier:

  • Immunizations - Proof of required immunizations will need to be submitted early if your are required to attend.  Students can receive required immunizations once on campus if needed.
  • Health Insurance - The University requires all students to carry adequate health insurance.  Participants will need to sign up or waive USHIP by mid-July.
  • Summer Bill - The cost of the program will be billed to you during mid-August.


The Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program will be held August 9 – August 31, 2018.

A detailed schedule will be released during summer 2018.