Are you starting your graduate studies soon? Join us for the Graduate School Preparation Program, a four-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


25 Hours/Week

English Level


F-1 Visa



Eréndira Ramos Vázquez credits the Graduate School Preparation Program’s active learning approach with improving her English skills and giving her the confidence to succeed in her Master of Laws program.

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 social hour with program staff

Who Should Apply

This program is for international students who are preparing for graduate study at a U.S. college or university in any field. Admission to a graduate program isn't required. 

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.


Students will take classes five hours a day, Monday through Friday, for a total of 25 hours per week.  




Other Expenses

Application fee (nonrefundable)$50
Registration fee (nonrefundable)$55
Health insurance (estimated)$150
Room and board (estimated)$2,205
Books and supplies (estimated)$150
Transit pass$150
Other miscellaneous expenses (estimated)$245
Estimated total$6,640


Students wishing to live on campus during the program may apply for guest housing through UW Housing and Food Services (HFS).