All ELP programs will be taught through remote (online) instruction through the Fall of 2020. We are excited to offer our engaging courses and opportunities for extracurricular activities online. Learn more here.

University Connection Program

A Message About Fall 2020 to the ELP Community

From:  Nora E. Lewis, Vice Dean, Professional & Liberal Education, and Jack Sullivan, Interim Executive Director, English Language Programs

June 25, 2020 - Today the University of Pennsylvania announced its plans for the reopening of campus in Fall.  In accordance with the guidelines and safeguards outlined in the University’s message, the ELP is engaged in detailed and careful planning to ensure the continuity and excellence of our academic mission while also protecting the health and safety for all members of our community. . . Read More >>

Program Overview

The University Connection (UniConn) program combines academic English preparation with one-on-one advising, admissions workshops, and orientation to US university culture to help you successfully apply and gain admission to undergraduate or graduate degree programs at US universities.

UniConn teaches you how to navigate the admissions process, research universities, identify best-fit schools, write memorable application essays, and submit successful applications. In UniConn, you will also improve your academic English fluency and develop time management and study strategies to better prepare you for success in your future degree program.

Over the past 10 years, students have gained acceptance into a variety of competitive undergraduate and graduate degree programs throughout the United States, under the guidance of our highly-qualified instructors and advisors.

You can begin studying at the ELP in any session. For the best opportunity to reach your goals for admission, we recommend that students wishing to begin a university program in Fall 2020 follow the graphic below. If you wish to begin a university program at any other time, or if you have any questions, contact the University Connection Manager, Lisa Taglang, for assistance.

Session length

7 weeks

Focus of study

University Preparation & Admissions

Hours per week

20 academic hours

Proficiency level

Intermediate to advanced

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