How To Apply

Admission Requirements

To apply, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older (or 17 years old and have graduated from high school)
  • Have experience as a university or college teacher in any academic discipline
  • Meet one of the following minimum English proficiency scores:
    • TOEFL iBT – 75
    • IELTS – 6.0
    • CET – 6
    • PETS –5
    • TEM – 4
    • TOEIC – 750

Application Steps 

1. Download and fill out the application form.

Please contact us to learn more about how to apply for future sessions of this program.

2. Gather the following materials:

  • Proof of English language proficiency (must show an original test date that is less than two years old)

  • Official bank statement (less than six months old) and letter of sponsorship (if sponsored) confirming you have the funds necessary to cover all tuition and living expenses while you are in the United States. Both documents must be in English.

  • Copy of the page in your passport with your picture, name, and birthdate

  • If you're planning to bring any dependents (spouse or children), you must include a copy of the page in their passports with their picture, name, and birthdate

  • Nonrefundable application fee ($50 USD)

  • Express mail fee ($40 USD) (only required for students who need their I-20 sent to an address outside the United States)

3. Submit your application materials in one of these ways:

Email: JoinIELP@uw.edu

Mail:
UW Continuum College
International & English Language Programs
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Box 359450
Seattle, WA 98195-9450

What Happens Next

We’ll notify you by email of your application status within about two weeks of receiving your complete packet and fees.  

If you’re accepted to the Intensive Faculty Development Program, you’ll receive program details as well as instructions on how to prepare for housing and arrival. 

If you’re outside the United States and you need an I-20 to apply for an F-1 student visa, we'll send your I-20 and acceptance packet to your mailing address. The acceptance packet includes information about paying the SEVIS I-901 fee and preparing for your F-1 visa interview appointment. 

Refund Policy

Please see Registration & Payment for details on our refund policy.