Intensive English Program


Program Description


Welcome to University of Southern Indiana's (USI) Intensive English Program (IEP)! We are happy to help you with any questions and have you here in the heartland of America! The Intensive English Program (IEP) at USI offers a curriculum designed for students of all levels of English proficiency based on students' needs and interests. As an IEP student, you will have the opportunity to learn side-by-side with students from all over the world in a quality English language program staffed with expert instructors. Highlights of our program include:

  • Small class sizes that allow more one-on-one interaction and class time with instructors
  • Affordable and competitive costs
  • Conditional admission to university upon IEP completion
  • Individual academic advising for students
  • TOEFL preparation
  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Access to computing and library facilities at a comprehensive university
  • Extracurricular activities and participation in student life
  • Apartment-style campus housing
  • Specialized classes based on future major or interest, such as English for academic purposes, business English and more
  • Friendly atmosphere and safe environment
  • Moderate climate
  • Assistance with visa process

The Intensive English Program offers five 8-week sessions: four during the academic year (August through May) and an additional session in the summer (mid-May through mid-July). Specific dates are available online. COST USI Intensive English Tuition: $2 950.00 (each 8 week term) Mandatory Fees (each semester): $237 Health Insurance (for 1 semester semester) $461.54 Housing (for 1 semester) $2,182 Meal plan (for 1 semester) $1,956 Personal expenses estimate (for 1 semester) $900 For a detailed information about the costs, please check our website at

Admissions: General Information

Students may apply for undergraduate or graduate admission and admission to the Intensive English Program simultaneously. UNDERGRADUATE: Conditional admission without TOEFL or IELTS upon successful completion of IEP to the University of Southern Indiana will be granted for students whose academic or professional qualifications are very good but whose English language needs improvement. Students will need to graduate from the Intensive English Program to be eligible to enroll in a major at USI. Due to the competitive nature of the programs at USI, acceptance into the academic program also depends upon meeting the requirements set by each program. If additional documents are needed, you will be contacted by the Admission representative. If you are already proficient in English and do not need IEP, please refer to the acceptable proficiency tests below:

  • TOEFL - IBT minimum 71, PBT minimum 527
  • IELTS – minimum 6.0
  • Cambridge English Advanced – minimum 169
  • EIKEN – minimum Grade Pre-1*
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) – minimum 55*

GRADUATE: Graduate students can apply as non-degree seeking for the Intensive English Program only and can apply for a graduate program while attending English classes. Graduate students have to submit a minimum ibtTOEFL score of 79 or a minimum IELTS score of 6 for application purposes. Higher scores may be required for some programs. Students should check for additional program requirements before applying. For more information click here: Programme description To apply, click here: Apply now

Last updated Nov 2018

About the School

Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls nearly 9,500 undergraduate and graduate students in 80 majors. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre camp ... Read More

Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls nearly 9,500 undergraduate and graduate students in 80 majors. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. Read less