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Access Academy

What is Access Academy?

Access Academy is a non-degree (non-credit) program. Students joining EDU will be enrolled at Access Academy in their first semester and will be prepared for their upcoming rigorous academic life. Upon completion of the listed courses, students will be certified graduates of Access Academy.

Mission

The Access Academy prepares students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds for the rigorous curriculum at East Delta University.

Vision

The Academy focuses on helping students overcome their prior deficits in their educational background and prepare for success in EDU’s Undergraduate Program and future life in terms of higher studies and career development. It not only focuses on their academics but also grooms them towards becoming a critical thinker.

Program and Curriculum Overview

Course Code Credit No. of hours/Classes/Duration Target Students
AA 099-Academic Reading and Writing Non Credit Course 45 hours /28 classes/ 1 semester Students who perform poorly in their admission exam (less than 60%
AA 150-Fundamentals of Quantitative Reasoning Non Credit Course 45 hours /28 classes/ 1 semester Students of School of Engineering who perform poorly in their admission exam (less than 40%)
AA 200-Student Development Seminars Non Credit Course 45 hours /28 classes/ 1 semester Every new student getting enrolled at EDU
The Access Academy is an intensive program that develops students academically, socially, and culturally. There are mainly three non-credit courses under Access Academy:

  • Academic Writing and Reading (AA 099) is designed for the particular students who could not perform well in the Admission test.
  • Fundamentals of Quantitative Reasoning (AA 150) is designed for the particular students of School of Engineering who could not perform well in the Admission test.
  • Student Development Seminars (AA 200) on the other hand is designed for every student getting admission into EDU’s Undergraduate program.

The course duration is 1 semester, which means 28 classes including workshops per course. The main focus of the AA 99 curriculum is to foster English communication skills, critical thinking, extensive reading and listening, problem-solving, and strategies for lifelong learning. AA 150 is to help the students of the School of Engineering to develop their analytical ability to deconstruct and reconstruct a mathematical problem to develop their problem-solving capability. The course AA 200 will help the students to equip with the necessary tools for their Undergraduate program and in future career endeavours. It includes the seminar based classes on Public Speaking and Leadership, Presentation & Administrative Orientation, IT Skills/Computer Literacy, Ethics and Plagiarism. The course also includes workshops focusing on Professional Development which includes CV/Resume writing, Career Assessment and Preparation of Cover letter.

The courses build students’ skills in academic English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and cover a variety of content such as world history, professional ethics, computer literacy, as well as introducing them to the world of professional development. Through these comprehensive efforts, the Access Academy trains young minds to be assertive, confident and culturally sensitive critical thinkers, making them effective communicators, high-achieving undergraduate students, and citizens of a global community.


Successful completion of the Access Academy program will be certified and it will enable the students to become more adequate to take in real life challenges and become a better version of themselves.