University Success is an academic course designed for English Language learners preparing for mainstream academic environments. Authentic content is woven through reading, writing and oral communication strands. The course - level by level - carefully scaffolds skill development to help students become autonomous learners, thereby closing the skills gap. University Success provides intensive skill development and expanded application- tied to specific learning outcomes - enabling students to master essential skills and become confident in their ability to perform successfully in academic degree courses taught in English. Authentic lectures, readings, and writing strategies created and delivered by top professors from Stanford University provide real-life learning experiences.