Intensive English Program (IEP)

Come study in a beautiful region of the United States and improve your English language skills with the Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Washington. Our high-quality program will help you prepare for studies at an American college or university or assist you in reaching your personal or career goals.

Founded in 1977, the IEP is one of the most established English language programs in the United States. Students from all over the world come to Seattle every year and enjoy our scenic campus in one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the country.

Program Tracks

We offer three different tracks within the Intensive English Program. Choose the track that best meets your goals. Click on the links below to view more details about each track.

  • University Track: Prepare for undergraduate or graduate studies at an American college or university
  • Business English Track: Develop the spoken and written English skills needed for the business world
  • Communication & Culture Track: Improve your practical English skills for use in real-life situations, with a focus on learning about American culture
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Who Should Apply

The IEP is designed for beginning to advanced students of English who want to improve their language skills for their education or career. Beginners must have a basic knowledge of English. See the How to Apply page for more details.

IEP meets the requirements for an F-1 student visa.

Quick Facts

Location: Varies – UW Seattle campus and downtown campus
Length: 10 weeks (9 weeks in summer)
Hours/Week: 20
Upcoming Sessions: Winter 2016:
Dec 28–Mar 11

Spring 2016:
Mar 22–Jun 3

Summer 2016:
Jun 14–Aug 19

Autumn 2016:
Sep 22–Dec 9
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Costs: See Details


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