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Important Dates

Applying to American Access? Preparing for orientation? Here are the important dates you need to know.

Spring 2020American Access
First Year/First Year, Advanced
American Access
Extended First Year
Pre-sessional English
Application/I-20 Completion DeadlineDecember 1, 2019December 1, 2019December 1, 2019
Move-In DateJanuary 7, 2020January 7, 2020January 7, 2020
Program Start DateJanuary 8, 2020January 8, 2020January 8, 2020
Classes Start DateJanuary 13, 2020January 13, 2020January 13, 2020
Summer 2020American Access
First Year/First Year, Advanced
American Access
Extended First Year
Pre-sessional English
Application/I-20 Completion DeadlineN/AN/AMay 3, 2020
Move-In DateN/AN/AMay 30, 2020
Program Start DateN/AN/AJune 1, 2020
Fall 2020American Access
First Year/First Year Advanced
American Access
Extended First Year
Pre-sessional English
Application/I-20 Completion DeadlineJuly 15, 2020July 15, 2020July 15, 2020
Move-In DateAugust 16, 2020August 16, 2020August 19, 2020
Program Start DateAugust 17, 2020August 17, 2020August 20, 2020

Academic Year 2019-2020 Costs*

All costs displayed in U.S. dollars. Costs are subject to change.

American Access
First Year/First Year, Advanced (2 terms)
American Access
Extended First Year (3 Terms)
Spring 2020Summer 2020Fall 2020Spring 2020Summer 2020Fall 2020
Tuition and Fees$52,881N/A$52,881$58,171N/A$58,171
Housing$16,052N/A$17,278-$20,212$21,323N/A$26,176-$30,621
Health Insurance$2,000N/A$2,000$2,000N/A$2,675**
Total$70,933N/A$72,159-$75,093$81,494N/A$87,002-$91,467
Pre-Sessional English (1 term)Pre-Sessional English (2 terms)
Spring 2020Summer 2020Fall 2020Spring 2020Summer 2020Fall 2020
Tuition and Fees$9,557$6,340$9,557$15,897$16,184$19,114
Housing***$21,323$21,560$23,037-$26,949$21,323$21,560$23,037-$26,949
Health Insurance****$2,675$2,675$2,675 $3,350$3,350$3,350
Total$33,555$30,575$35,269-$39,181$40,570$41,049$35,269-$39,181

*Students can only complete the program in a fall or spring term.  Therefore, students who start the three-term academic program in the fall, or the two-term academic program in the spring will take the summer term off and return in the fall to complete the program.

**The annual cost (3 terms) for health insurance is $2,000. Each additional term of insurance coverage is $675. Students who start the Extended First Year (3 term) program in the fall will take the summer off and return in the fall to complete the program. Student must maintain health insurance coverage throughout the summer, and therefore an additional term of health insurance will be included in the fees.

***The duration of the Pre-Sessional English (PSE) program is for one or two terms; upon successful completion of PSE, students progress into the Extended First Year 3-term program and continue in program housing for the duration of three terms. Therefore, the housing cost listed is for three terms.

****Students enrolled in the Pre-Sessional English program will be enrolled beyond one year because they continue in the Extended First Year program after successful completion of PSE, and therefore the health insurance coverage extends beyond one year.

Fall 2020 are estimated. Prices are subject to change.

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