The Academic Prep Course (APC) is an intensive pre-medical program that prepares students with a BS/BA degree for medical school. The entire program lasts one semester and covers three courses: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Molecular Cell Biology and Medical Terminology. In addition, students will take an Education Enhancement Department (EED) class from AUA, that will teach valuable study skills such as note taking, listening in a classroom setting, and time management. They will also get the opportunity to sit in on a few first semester AUA classes including BLS and a few small group sessions.

Everyone who passes this program will get automatic acceptance into American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine. Once admitted to AUA, qualified students may apply for federal student loans.


Tuition for this program is $5,000. Students will receive a 50% refund of tuition if they do not successfully complete the course. Prepaid subsidized housing will be available for the APC program at $1,500 for one semester**. Students will be responsible for utility charges. Housing damage deposit is $1,000.

To confirm a seat at APC, students must submit a seat deposit of $500.

**You will be placed in Group 3 Selected AUA housing. In the event that you would like to live in a different housing option, you will be required to pay the full amount of your selection.


  1. Bus service - $450

  2. Campus parking permit if required - $150

health insurance

Student health insurance $860. All  students are required to have health insurance while actively enrolled. AUA/AICASA provides students with a limited benefit injury and sickness plan administered by United Health Care (UHC).  Semi-annual premiums are $860.

Students are not required to purchase UHC health insurance, and may choose to opt out in favor of Outside Coverage. Outside Coverage is defined as a policy purchased separately, by the student, transacted directly with the student’s insurance carrier, not AUA/AICASA.

Students choosing to opt out of AUA/ AICASA provided UHC health insurance in favor of Outside Coverage must submit a Proof of Insurance Evaluation form in order to be approved for an insurance waiver (Download HERE). Scanned copies of insurance ID cards are NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE as proof of Outside Coverage. 

IMPORTANT: Students in attendance in Antigua (BAS 1 through BAS 5) who opt out of university provided (UHC) accident/sickness coverage will be required to purchase repatriation/medical evacuation coverage through the university and UHC. ANNUAL PREMIUM – $148 – NO EXCEPTIONS AND NO PRO-RATING


  1. Molecular Cell Biology 6th Edition by Harvey Lodish...[et al] ISBN-13: 978-0716776017 ISBN-10: 0716776014

  2. Medical Terminology: A living Language (5th edition)) by Bonnie F. Fremgen and Suzanne S. Frucht ISBN-13: 978-0132843478


Contact or 888-282-8633 if you’re interested in this program.