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The ESL Program at EMU offers two excellent options for international students:

1. Intensive English Program admission (IEP):  You can be admitted to EMU to study only ESL. An English test score is NOT required to apply to the IEP Program.  Academic transcripts and a total grade point average of 2.5 is required for admission.

To apply:

  1. Complete the online IEP application
  2. Request a “detailed” evaluation of your academic transcripts from Educational Perspectives. Click here and follow the directions.
  3. Pay the $35 application fee (nonrefundable) Educational Perspectives
  4. Follow the IEP Application Process

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 for 18 hours of ESL instruction in the IEP is $7800 (USD) per semester.

2.  ESL conditional admission: You can be admitted to a degree program, even if you need to study ESL first.  ESL courses have academic credit that can be used for elective credits toward graduation requirements in many undergraduate degree programs.  You can take any level of English as a conditionally admitted student. You can apply for undergraduate conditional admission through University Admissions and graduate conditional admission through the Graduate School.   ESL classes that have academic credit have the same tuition rates as other courses in degree programs.  See Tuition and Fees for more information. 



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