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IEP Admission

Intensive English Program admission (IEP):  Students who wish to study English as a Second Language classes (ESL) can apply directly to the Intensive English Program (IEP). An English test score is NOT required to apply to the IEP Program.   

To apply:

  1. Complete the online IEP application. This application includes uploading a copy of your passport.
  2. Request a “detailed" course-by-course evaluation of your highest level of education academic transcripts from Educational Perspectives. Click here and follow the directions.  After you send your transcripts to Education Perspectives, then Education Perspectives will send your report to EMU directly.  The ESL Program will notify you when we have received your report from Education Perspectives.  
  3. Complete the Financial Affidavit (in the online IEP application) and send original financial documents to the ESL Office.
  4. Pay the $35 application fee (nonrefundable)
  5. After you are admitted to the IEP, the IEP will send your admission letter and I-20 to you.

IEP Application Deadlines:

Fall (September - December) apply by July 1

Winter (January - April) apply by October 1

Summer (May - July) apply by March 15

Tuition:  IEP students enroll in 18 hours of ESL instruction per week for 15 weeks.  The tuition for one semester (15 weeks) is $7800 (USD).

EMU degree program admission: If you would like to be admitted to a degree program, but your English test score is not high enough, you can study in the Intensive English Program (IEP) before starting your degree program.  When you meet all admission requirements for the degree program, EMU staff will help you update your admission and I-20 to a degree program.  



English as a Second Language is part of the World Languages Department, 219 Alexander, 734.487.0130