AEC Student Handbook

Welcome to the University of Kansas (KU) and the Applied English Center (AEC).  The AEC Student Handbook is an updated and useful resource for AEC students, providing information about English language classes, the AEC staff, and practical matters such as transportation, recreation, and healthcare in Lawrence.

AEC students are always welcome to talk with cross-cultural advisors and other members of the AEC staff.  We will gladly try to answer your questions concerning the AEC, KU and the Lawrence community. 

Best wishes for a successful stay at KU! 


AEC Student Handbook Contents

AEC Program

Living in Lawrence

Resources and Contact Information


One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester year, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents.
Start working on your degree now! You can take university classes for credit at the same time you are taking English classes.
Earn university credits now! You can use 9 AEC credits as elective credits toward your KU degree in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, and Architecture.
Fulfill a university requirement! Completion of your English proficiency requirements means you have finished your foreign language requirement at the University of Kanas.
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