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PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Intensive English Communication Program - IECP

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
112 W Foster Ave
Suite 401
State College
University Park, PA  16802- 

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Host Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Host City Size: Up to 50,000

Year Established: 1976

Accreditations: Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA, UCIEP
 
Phone #: (814) 865-7550

Fax #: (814) 863-5889

E-Mail:

Website: http://iecp.la.psu.edu

Application Contact Info: IECP 102 Ritenour Building Penn State University University Park, PA 16802-5901 http://iecp.la.psu.edu/ iecpadmissions@psu.edu
 
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk
HB:20000
I:20000
HI:20000
A:20000
BR:10006

* Other Course Type: Dual-enrollment courses (IECP & Penn State)

Additional Course Info: Programs for special groups on request.

English for Specific Purpose:
Specific Purposehrs
University Preparation300

ESP Additional Info: The IECP is an academic-focused program with the entirety of the curriculum designed to prepare students for study at a US-based institution of higher learning.

Test Preparation:
Test Typehrs/wk
IELTS5
TOEFL5
 
Terms:
Term Duration in WeeksStart Month
8January
8March
10May
8August
8October

Terms Additional Info: January, March, May, August and October are start dates for intensive English. Special programs available May-August.

Program Size: 40

Program Size, Summer: 20

Average Class Size: 10

Minimum Class Size: 0

Maximum Class Size: 18

Distribution:
RegionPercent
Americas10.00
Asia30.00
Europe10.00
Middle East/North Africa50.00

Full-time Instructors: 3

Part-time Instructors: 6

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 20

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

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 6

Full-time Admin: 2

Part-time Admin: 0

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: citizens, green card holders, visiting scholars, F-2, J-2, H

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: IELTS, TOEFL, Other

 
Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: Must be non-native speakers who have a basic knowledge of English and evidence of academic success (demonstrated through high school or university transcripts, when available). The IECP is most appropriate for individuals with an iBT score between 60-80.

Visa Forms Issued: I-20, DS-2019

Other Visa Forms Issued - Details: none

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

Maximum Credits Eligible: 0

Conditions: For-credit options available upon individual consultation with the IECP and selected university program.

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

Maximum Credits Avail.: 6

Degree Levels: undergraduate or graduate

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: no

Academic Admissions Conditions: Students must complete all admission requirements (other than language proficiency) and inform the IECP of intent to apply.

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: yes

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: IELTS also accepted. Successful completion of the IECP waives the TOEFL requirement for university admissions.

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: yes

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: IELTS also accepted. Successful completion of the IECP waives the TOEFL requirement for university admissions.

Articulation Agreement(s): no

 
Tuition:
TuitionWeeks
35008
560010

Fees: $100

Insurance Cost: $4300

Insurance Details: 4300 is for one year

Other Costs: Late fees of 50 for first, 100 there after

Financial Aid Available: No

Campus Housing Availability: Available year-round

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Housing Costs: $7200

Housing Weeks: 16

Housing Cost Type: Room and Board

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: yes

Homestay Assistance Available: no

Board Plan Availability: Board plan available

Board Plan Costs: $500

Board Plan Weeks: 15

Board Plan Additional Info: additional plans available

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

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