IEP University Track


The University Track of the UW Intensive English Program (IEP) is for students who plan to earn undergraduate or graduate degrees in the United States. Students will improve their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and also learn strategies for improving their TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Program Features

  • Five levels of instruction
  • Small class sizes, with no more than 18 students per class
  • Experienced instructors with advanced degrees in teaching English as a second language
  • Chance to receive conditional admission offers from several of our partner universities
  • Help with university applications, including those with our partner universities

Program Structure

The University Track of the Intensive English Program has five levels. Students take a test at the beginning of the program to be placed in the correct level. Level 1 courses meet at the UW downtown Seattle location and Levels 25 meet on the main UW Seattle campus.

  • In Level 4, students take Academic Reading & Writing 4 and Listening & Speaking 4
  • In Level 5, students begin with the Foundation Quarter and may complete the program with the Capstone Quarter

University Track Foundation Quarter: This satisfies the English language proficiency requirement at some of our partner universities. To be eligible, students must complete Level 4.

Courses in this quarter:

  • Academic Reading & Writing 5
  • Academic Listening & Speaking 5
  • One additional upper-division course

University Track Capstone Quarter: This satisfies the English language proficiency requirement at the UW Graduate School and at Seattle University. To be eligible, students must complete the Foundation Quarter

Courses in this quarter:

  • Applied Academic Skills
  • Academic Listening & Writing 5
  • Academic Reading & Speaking 5
  • One upper-division elective course

Accelerated University Track: This satisfies the English language proficiency requirement at all of our partner universities. To be eligible, students must have an undergraduate degree and a TOEFL iBT score of 8491 or an IELTS score of 6.5.

Courses in this track:

  • Academic Reading & Writing 5
  • Academic Listening & Speaking 5
  • Applied Academic Skills
  • Academic Listening & Writing 5 or Academic Reading & Speaking 5

Note: Students complete the Accelerated University Track in just one quarter (25 hours per week). Contact us if you meet these requirements and are interested in learning more.

Courses


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UPPER DIVISION




Partner Universities – Conditional Admission

Successful completion of the IEP University Track serves as proof of English language proficiency for admission to our partner universities no TOEFL or IELTS score is required. Students can also receive conditional admission offers (undergraduate only) from several of these top universities, as noted:

Students interested in receiving conditional admission may request a conditional admission letter when applying to the IEP University Track, or by meeting with one of our academic advisors. Our advisors are happy to help you understand admission requirements and assist you with the application process.

Note: At this time, there is no agreement between IEP and the UW Seattle undergraduate admissions office regarding English language proficiency. Undergraduate students seeking admission to UW Seattle must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum English proficiency requirements.


QUESTIONS?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about University Track & Partner Universities.

CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

Learn more about our conditional admission partners: