The University of New Haven’s Academic Preparatory Program (APP) is the first and only such program in the New Haven area that uses a content and language learning approach to teach English as a second language.
In the Academic Preparatory Program, students gain knowledge and an understanding of a subject matter while simultaneously learning and using English. The APP helps provide all students – regardless of their major – with the necessary academic skills to understand and communicate effectively in English and to perform exceptionally well in classes in their major.
Studying in the Academic Preparatory Program also gives you full access to all campus resources and programs.
Students can also immerse themselves in the community. At the University of New Haven, you are only a short distance from some of the areas nicest beaches. If the beach is not your preference, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the City of New Haven, a leading cultural center. The city is home to museums and hosts a variety of concerts and live shows. Many of the activities that take place across the city are free. Got a taste for some international food, world-class shopping, or just a day or two of sightseeing? New York City is just an hour south by car or train. If you prefer, Boston is two hours to the north and offers many historical sites, prestigious academic institutions, and seafood to rival any port in the world.
Come to the University of New Haven’s Academic Preparatory Program! Your success starts here.
Director, Academic Preparatory Program
College of Arts and Sciences
No official IELTS or TOEFL score is required for the University of New Haven Academic Preparatory Program. You can complete the Focal Skills Placement Test instead. The program can take 4, 8, or 12 months to complete, depending on the student’s incoming English proficiency level.
Check out this Daily Schedule to get an idea of what to expect when you enroll in this program.
The Office of Residential Life knows that an integral part of any college students experience is in their time living on campus and benefiting from all campus has to offer.
All prices are in US dollars. Prices are subject to change.
Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition and Fees, General Student Fees, Health Insurance, and Living Expenses are for one academic semester. Undergraduate housing costs listed are for on-campus residences. All APP students have the option of living on-campus, or off-campus at their own expense.
|Tuition and Fees||$9,550||$9,550|
|General Student Fees||$730||$100|
|Living Expenses (estimated)||$7,515||$6,000|
“The Academic Preparatory Program has helped me develop the skills to attend the University of New Haven as a full-time graduate student in industrial engineering. This wonderful program has helped me to learn how to efficiently communicate with professors, expand my vocabulary and deeply understand how the words are used, improve my academic writing skills, learn and practice how to complete academic papers with APA format, and feel confident and learn how to quickly adapt to living in the USA and studying at the University of New Haven”.
“The Academic Preparatory Program has helped me to advance my English level in reading, listening, speaking, and writing. The APP taught me a lot of academic skills, such as the APA style for academic papers, how to write academic papers, and how to do academic presentations”.
"The University of New Haven's Academic Preparatory Program has helped me to strengthen my English abilities. We trained using English in formal conversation, using academic vocabulary, and mastering writing. I have greatly improved my English."