The ESL Program offers three choices for admission.
For students who seek a short, summer program that focuses on overall language development, American culture and test preparation.
This program is for Graduate students with an F-1 visa who do not meet minimum English proficiency for graduate degree admission, but only need a few ESL courses.
For students who wish to study English as a second language (ESL) in an intensive program.
An English test score is NOT required to apply to the IEP program. Students with an F-1 student visa must enroll in 18 hours per semester.
Effective January 22, 2018, all international, post-secondary transcripts from a non-U.S. institution must be submitted directly to one of the following four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course by course report. Applicants should allow 2-6 weeks for the evaluation to be completed.
These evaluation services are accredited through NACES, an association of independent, nongovernmental organizations providing credential evaluation services to individuals who have completed part or all of their education outside the United States.
Once the transcript evaluation is completed, both the transcript evaluation report and the international credentials required for the evaluation must be submitted to Eastern Michigan University. These documents must be submitted directly from the transcript evaluation company or through Digitary Core, a secure method of transcript submission. If the student decides to use more than one transcript evaluation service from the approved list, the university will only use the first one received for making the admission decision and for transfer credit purposes. If your highest level of education is from an international secondary/high school, send your original, official transcripts directly to the ESL Program in a school-sealed envelope. Transcripts must include an official English translation and cannot be translated by the student. Students can use the same transcript evaluation for the IEP application and for degree program applications.
IEP Application Priority Deadlines:
Fall (September–December): Apply by July 1.
Winter (January–April): Apply by October 30.
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).
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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.
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