English Language Institute

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
Box 870250
101 BB Comer Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487 0250

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Host Institution: The University Of Alabama

Host City Size: 50,001 to 200,000

Year Established: 1982

Accreditations: Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA, UCIEP
Phone #: 205-348-7413

Fax #: 205-348-9266



Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk
B:20up to 25up to 252
HB:20up to 25up to 254
LI:20up to 25up to 254
I:20up to 25up to 254
HI:20up to 25up to 254
A:20up to 25up to 254

* Other Course Type: Culturally Speaking

Additional Course Info: ELI students meet 2 hours per week with US students for conversation practice in the classroom

English for Specific Purpose:
Specific Purposehrs
Graduate Study
University Preparation

ESP Additional Info: English + Business, Teacher Training Program

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

Terms Additional Info: All terms, whether 6 or 8 weeks in length, provide a minimum of 156 class hours of classroom instruction

Program Size: 175

Program Size, Summer: 125

Average Class Size: 11

Minimum Class Size: 3

Maximum Class Size: 16

Middle East/North Africa38.00

Full-time Instructors: 21

Part-time Instructors: 1

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 24

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 21

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

Full-time Admin: 2

Part-time Admin: 1

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: Part-time enrollment is available to students who are not on F-1 student visas.

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: Other

Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: Minimum age requirement for admission is 17 years old

Visa Forms Issued: I-20, DS-2019

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: no

Conditions: if academically admissible and obtains a minimum 3.0 GPA in ELI classes

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

Maximum Credits Avail.: 12

Degree Levels: undergraduate and graduate

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: yes

Academic Admissions Conditions: Students may apply for conditional admission, which means that students may begin academic courses for credit as soon as they meet English proficiency requirements.

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Satisfactory completion of the Intensive English Program, TOEFL, or IELTS

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Satisfactory completion of the Intensive English Program, TOEFL, or IELTS

Articulation Agreement(s): no

Articulation Agreement Details: Students who satisfactorily complete 24 credit hours at the local community college will be admitted to UA.


Fees: $504

Insurance Cost: $240

Insurance Details: Students must purchase insurance from UA unless their own insurance is pre-approved.

Other Costs: books: approx $150

Financial Aid Available: no

Campus Housing Availability: Available year-round

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Housing Costs: $1400

Housing Weeks: 8

Housing Cost Type: Room

Additional Housing Info: Students may select from dormitory or apartment style housing.

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available, moderately priced

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: no

Homestay Assistance Available: no

Board Plan Availability: Board plan available

Board Plan Costs: $787

Board Plan Weeks: 8

Board Plan Additional Info: Students may purchase a meal plan or simply pay for each meal individually.

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

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