The Intensive English Program (IEP) is a pre-academic English proficiency program that prepares students for university study and for professional life. The IEP offers two full semesters and one shorter summer session, and offers 20 hours of English language instruction per week. New applicants have the option to start at the beginning or midterm of the semester. The program is open to any student who has completed high school. Please check this this page for program dates and check this page for program costs.
The application and registration deadline is one month before the session check-in date, as listed for each session below. Late applications may be accepted when space is available.
New students needing an I-20 should apply more than two months in advance of the check-in date. Allow one month from the time the application and application steps are complete for receipt of the I-20 document.
“In one semester, I saw my English progressing day after day. I have improved my weakness in English by choosing the appropriate elective hour. I enjoyed the social events: the bowling, the snow activities, the baseball game, and watching the play at the repertory theater. I would recommend to my friends in my country willing to improve their English to come to Milwaukee to attend the ESL Program at UW-Milwaukee.”