Intensive English Language Institute

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
486 Chandler St.
Worcester, MA  01602 

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Host Institution: Worcester State University

Host City Size: 50,001 to 200,000

Year Established: 1999

Accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Phone #: 508-929-8120

Phone #2: 508-929-8031

Fax #: 508-929-8100



Application Contact Info: Worcester State University Attention: Susan Seibel, IELI 486 Chandler St. Worcester, MA 01602
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk

* Other Course Type: Pronunciation Classes & Clinic

Additional Course Info: TOEFL and College Preparation Courses are also available.

English for Specific Purpose:
Specific Purposehrs
University Preparation

Test Preparation:
Test Typehrs/wk
Term Duration in WeeksStart Month

Terms Additional Info: Part time evening specialty classes are available.

Program Size: 65-85

Program Size, Summer: 40-55

Average Class Size: 10

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

Middle East/North Africa19.00

Full-time Instructors: 1

Part-time Instructors: 6

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 20

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 1

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 3

Full-time Admin: 2

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: Any student who has a serious interest is allowed to enroll part-time. Classes are divided by subject matter per day. For example: Mon, Reading/Writing, Tues, Speaking/Pronunciation, etc. F-1 students must attend f/t. Community Program offers p/t also.

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: Other

Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: For students on an F-1 visa, official bank letter showing $19,100.00USD, $50 application fee and $100 deposit (non-refundable). Must show high school or college diploma. Must be at least 16 years of age.

Visa Forms Issued: I-20

Other Visa Forms Issued - Details: Note can be added to I-20: Student will go on to study at College if accepted, after completing language study.

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: yes

Maximum Credits Eligible: 12

Courses that can be Replaced: Advanced Level students may participate in the Bridge to University program and take academic credit classes.These credits may be transferred when a student is accepted at the University.

Conditions: Students must be in Level 5 in Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking, Achieve a score of 45 on the iBT TOEFL or 4 on the IELTS, must get two IELI teacher recommendations

IEP students can take academic courses at college/university: yes

Maximum Credits Avail.: 12

Degree Levels: undergraduate and graduate

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: no

Academic Admissions Conditions: Students who have earned 12 academic credits with 6 credits in specific reading and writing type courses and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher do not need to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: yes

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Students who meet specific requirements do not need a TOEFL score.

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: yes

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: IELTS can replace the TOEFL test.

Articulation Agreement(s): no


Fees: $55

Insurance Cost: $Note: varies by age and plan choice

Insurance Details: Information given on private insurers: Full time students on visas are required to purchase health insurance

Other Costs: Text books

Financial Aid Available: Not for non-credit ESL

Campus Housing Availability: Available year-round

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Housing Costs: $varies by room

Housing Weeks: Fall, Spring and Summer semesters

Housing Cost Type: Room and Board

Additional Housing Info: We also offer homestays -student negotiates with homeowner/family - about $1000 monthly for room and board.

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: yes

Homestay Assistance Available: yes

Board Plan Availability: Board plan available

Board Plan Costs: $Varies with plan chosen

Board Plan Weeks: Varies by semester

Services Available: Academic Counseling, Academic Placement, Campus Orientation, Conversation Partners, Crosscultural Activities, Field Trips, Homestay, Host Family, Housing Assistance, International Student Advisor, Personal/Cultural Counseling, Recreational Activities, Visa/Tax Counseling

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