Are you starting your graduate studies soon? Join us for the Graduate School Preparation Program, a five-week summer program for students in a wide variety of fields. It’s designed to help you gain skills to meet the challenges of studying in a U.S. graduate program with confidence.


5 Weeks


17.5 Hours/Week

English Level


F-1 Visa


What You'll Do

  • Develop the advanced language and presentation skills needed for top academic performance
  • Increase your awareness of U.S. academic culture and expectations 
  • Satisfy the UW English language proficiency requirement for ENGL 102 and ENGL 104 (if you're an incoming UW student and haven’t met your ELP requirement yet)

Program Features

  • Lectures from prestigious UW faculty
  • Panel discussions with program alumni and current UW students
  • Networking opportunities with incoming UW graduate students
  • Social activities that include a welcome reception, campus tour and weekly coffee hours with program staff

Who Should Apply

This program is for international students who are preparing for graduate study at an American college or university in any field.

Please note that successful completion of this course satisfies the ENGL 102 and ENGL 104 requirements in the UW Academic English Program.

You need advanced English skills to participate. For admissions requirements, see How to Apply.


During summer 2021, students will take classes 3.5 hours a day, Monday through Friday, for a total of 17.5 hours per week. Classes will be 2 hours in the synchronous format (real time) in the evening, Pacific Time, and 1.5 hours in the asynchronous format (online).  



Tuition      $3,110

Other Expenses

Application fee (nonrefundable) $50
Registration fee (nonrefundable) $55
Health insurance (estimated)* $140
Room and board (estimated)* $1,450
Books and supplies (estimated) $130
Transit pass* $150
Other miscellaneous expenses (estimated) $235
Estimated total $5,320

*For students residing in the U.S.