August 3 - 24, 2023


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 previously. The program is run 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

For further detail, please watch this overview video created by the English Language Institute and UChicago GRAD.


The cost of the program is $700 for Master's students, which includes placement testing, weekday 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.

Participation in the Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program is optional.  International students will be contacted directly by Harris administration via email over the summer with registration information.

The cost of the program will be billed to your student account during mid-August.


The Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program will be held in early August 2023.  A detailed schedule will be available in summer 2023.  More information can be found on the English Language Institute website below.

Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program website