Intensive English Language Program (IELP)
Length of Study and Dates
PSU's Intensive English
Language Program (IELP) offers an 11-week program during fall, winter and spring and an 8-week program during the summer of English language (ESL) classes designed for:
- Students seeking admission to PSU, or to other U.S. universities and colleges
at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Students (age 17 or
older), adults, and professionals who are seeking to improve their general English
skills for travel, work, or personal enrichment.
|June 25-August 16
||Sept 30-Dec 12
||Jan 9-March 20
||April 1-June 12
||June 24-Aug 15
Types of Classes
PSU's Intensive English Language Program (IELP) offers 6 levels of English (ESL) instruction:
Level 1 - Entry / high-beginner
Level 2 - Low intermediate
Level 3 - Intermediate
Level 4 - High-intermediate
Level 5 - Advanced
Students can enter
the IELP at the beginning of any term. New students take a placement test before the term begins that determines their appropriate level.
Students who apply for
admission to PSU, and are admitted or "conditionally"
admitted by the PSU Admissions Office may enroll in IELP courses for university
credit. Students apply directly to the PSU
Office of Admissions.
Each IELP core class is 3 credits. American Culture and Academic Life requirement and Skills Enhancement Classes (SECs) are 2 credits. Classes in Levels 4 & 5 can be applied as general education credits toward an undergraduate degree at PSU. Credit for ESL
classes (LING 101-199) is issued by PSU's Applied
who wish to study only English, and who are not pursing an academic degree at
PSU can apply to the IELP directly and take English
Depending on your visa/immigration
status, students may enroll in one or two classes per term or as a full time student. If you have questions about your visa status and enrollment requirements, please contact the IELP international student advisor Michele Miller.
Full-time Students are required to take 18 hours of classes per week. All new full time students are required to take American Culture and Academic Life (ACAL) as their Skills Enhancement Class.
Part-time Students may enroll in one or two classes (no more than 8 credits) per term depending on individual immigration status and should contact the IELP Office to sign up for
the placement test.