Intensive English Language Program
Admission to IELP
If you are qualified for admission to Utica College on all criteria and have high intermediate or advanced proficiency in English, you are qualified to enroll in the IELP. The table below shows the scores required on the most commonly used international English proficiency tests to be admitted to the IELP.
Applicants for admission who score below 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (or equivalent on other TOEFL forms) or 6.0 on the IELTS are eligible for provisional admission to the Utica College and are enrolled in the IELP if they have achieved these minimum scores:
Undergraduate students who wish to improve their English language proficiency while enrolled in a full time degree program may enroll in one or two IELP courses with the permission of the IELP Director and their advisor. Credit is not awarded for IELP courses.
The application process for IELP students is the same as the process for UC undergraduate applicants. All international applicants will be considered candidates for IELP depending on the outcome of placement testing. IELP applicants need to complete the same forms and submit the same application fee as international undergraduate applicants to UC.
Upon arrival you will take a placement test and be placed into IELP Level 1 or 2 based on your score. You will receive letter grades in the IELP courses (A, B, C, etc.), and will be required to achieve an overall average of 80% (B-) or higher, with no individual course grade below 75% (C), to stay in the program. Once you successfully complete the program, you are eligible to enroll in a degree program with no additional TOEFL or IELTS testing required.
There are two levels in the Intensive English Language Program:
During the academic year, each level meets for 20 hours per week for one semester of 15 weeks. In the summer, the shorter 13-week intensive program will meet for 23 hours per week.
|Tuition & fees||$6000|
|On-campus room & board (avg)||$5655|
|Books, insurance, expenses (estimate)||$1605|
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We follow the on-campus calendar and offer courses year-round, with entry points in August, January, and May. Plan on arriving about a week before classes start to recover from jet lag before orientation and placement testing.