Minnesota English Language Program

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
Minnesota English Language Program
20 Nicholson Hall
216 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455- 

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Host Institution: University Of Minnesota

Host City Size: Over 500,000

Year Established: 1968

Accreditations: Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA, UCIEP


Phone #: (612) 624-1503

Phone #2: (612) 624-4000

English for Specific Purpose Courses:
Specific Purposehrs
Academic Preparation

Terms and Costs:
WeeksStart DateEnd DateTuitionFeesIssurance Costs
7Jun 20, 2023Aug 04, 2023$4,025$304$690
15Sep 06, 2022Dec 16, 2022$6,275$459$1,398
15Jan 17, 2023May 04, 2023$6,275$459$1,398

Insurance Details: Students on F-1 visas are required to purchase the university insurance plan, or prove they have equivalent coverage through a U.S.-based company. See our website for summer program insurance costs.

Other Costs: Books typically cost $200 per semester, $150 for summer.

Financial Aid Available: Yes

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

Additional Program Information

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: Part-time options available for students in the local area. Students must have a high school diploma and have previously studied English for 2 years or more.

Other Test Type: Program test

Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: To be accepted into our program you must prove that you have graduated from high school, have studied English for at least 2 years, and verify that you have the funds to cover your expenses during the time you are studying in the United States.

Visa Forms Issued: I-20

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

Maximum Credits Eligible: 0

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

Maximum Credits Avail.: 10

Degree Levels: Undergraduate

Academic Admissions Conditions: Students in the IEP can apply for conditional admission to several UMN campuses.

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Test internal to program, IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Academic, or Cambridge Advanced accepted

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Test internal to program, IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Academic, or Cambridge Advanced accepted

Articulation Agreement(s): no

Articulation Agreement Details: Only credits in academic elective classes transfer. Several community colleges accept program recommendation in place of English proficiency test.

Housing Information

Campus Housing Availability: Available year-round

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Average Housing Cost per Month: $$3327

Housing Cost Type: Room

Additional Housing Info: Various on-campus housing types available, costs vary by type of room selected.

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available, moderately priced

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: yes

Homestay Assistance Available: no

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