• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 4 months
    Duration
The Intensive English Program with Conditional Admission offered by California State University Northridge is designed to assist non-native speakers of English in improving their academic English-language skills. Students are required to attend 20 hours of instruction per week. Core 1 and 2 classes provide instruction in all language skill areas: reading, writing, speaking, listening, public speaking and presentation, and academic research and writing (15 hours per week).

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IEP Instructional Levels

Based on the results of the placement exam students take when they enter the Intensive English Program, students may begin their studies in one of the following IEP levels:

  • Foundation (beginning) – for students who need to build basic English-language skills
  • Academic Skills (intermediate) – core skills for university-study preparation (levels 1-5)
  • University Bridge (advanced) – transitional courses from the IEP to the university and for students who plan to receive a TOEFL waiver* for undergraduate and graduate studies

Taking University Classes (TUC): Students enrolled in Academic Skills level 3 or higher who are academically eligible may substitute university credit courses for one or more IEP courses. This feature allows students to begin working on their undergraduate or graduate degrees at CSUN while they are enrolled in IEP.

The IEP Tutoring Center Mission Statement

The Tutoring Center is a free service offered only to IEP students with the primary purpose of guiding IEP students to become independent readers, writers and speakers of English. Tutors, university students studying linguistics or a related field, facilitate student learning by providing one-on-one assistance and support in a comfortable, non-threatening atmosphere where students can express their concerns about their skills. Through questioning, modeling and discussion of various strategies and techniques, tutors will help students gain confidence in their English language abilities.

The Intensive English Program with Conditional Admission is delivered at California State University Northridge.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The Intensive English Program is designed to assist non-native speakers of English in improving their academic English-language skills. Students are required to attend 20 hours of instruction per week. Core 1 and 2 classes provide instruction in all language skill areas: reading, writing, speaking, listening, public speaking and presentation, and academic research and writing (15 hours per week). Core 3 Courses are offered in areas such as TOEFL and IELTS Preparation, Grammar, Conversation, and Vocabulary. (5 hours per week)

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Applicant MUST have ALL of the following satisfied before the application will be processed and a Form I-20 will be issued for the Intensive English Program (IEP):
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.
  • Have completed high school.
  • Program Application Fee is received at the time of the online application. This fee is non-refundable.
  • All required documents are submitted at the time of the online application.
  • Program Tuition for the FIRST TERM is received in FULL and successfully posted on the student’s account.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3245 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3245 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
  • National Applies to you

    3245 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3245 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • tuition fee starts from $3,245

Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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