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KU Fast Track Program

Work on academic English while earning college credits from the University of Kansas.

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The KU Fast Track Program allows students to start a degree program early while perfecting academic English. Applied English Center (AEC) classes are less expensive than most KU classes and count toward language requirements and electives in many programs. Start your college experience with momentum as you become part of a community focused on your success.

KU Fast Track Levels

Start the KU Fast Track Program in fall or spring. Your AEC test scores will determine your placement into your academic program of choice or the Fast Track program level suitable to your proficiency in English.

Not ready for Fast Track 4 or 5? All students are encouraged to apply to KU, no matter their level of English proficiency. If your English is not ready for KU Fast Track 4 of 5, you can begin your University of Kansas experience with full-time English classes at AEC levels 1-3.

KU Fast Track Levels

Complete your proficiency requirements in two semesters and continue as a full-time KU student with up to 20 earned credit hours.

This timeframe is an estimate and depends on your major of choice. Contact the AEC for more information.

Complete your proficiency requirements in one semester and continue as a full-time KU student with up to 16 earned credit hours.

This timeframe is an estimate and depends on your major of choice. Contact the AEC for more information.


How It Works

Earn college credits from KU while working on your academic English. Fast Track classes begin at the same time as KU classes and students are part of the KU student community, having all the same rights and responsibilities. Follow these steps to join the KU Fast Track Program.

Steps to follow
Your next steps to KU
Step One:Apply and be accepted to KU.
Step Two:Register for Orientation.
Step Three:Register for and take the AEC placement test. Placement into Level 4 or 5 gives you Fast Track eligibility.
Step Four:Work with an advisor to choose KU Core classes or classes that count toward your degree.
Step Five:After successfully finishing Level 5, continue full-time academic study at KU toward your degree.

Why AEC

The AEC offers a full range of support services for our students. AEC programs are nationally accredited and offer students a quicker way to start a degree program, develop academic and English skills, and make lifelong friends.
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Why KU

Lawrence, Kansas was voted a top 10 traditional college town in the U.S. KU provides an open, supportive, and welcoming environment for international students.