About the Program

Join students from more than 20 countries who enroll in the UWM Intensive English Program (IEP) each semester!

  • improve your English before beginning full time academic study at UWM or another U.S. college or university;
  • improve your English for professional advancement; and
  • improve your English for your own personal achievement

The IEP is open to residents and visa holders. To Apply for the IEP, a prospective student must have completed high school.

Learn more about the Intensive English Program Mission Statement.

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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Intensive English Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period August 2019 to August 2024 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, 1001 N. Fairfax St., Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org

Need to apply to UW-Milwaukee?

International Admissions is your portal to join the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) community and earn a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree.

News & Announcements

Statement on Current Conditions

This is a Message to our students, and to members of the UWM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and world communities.  The English Language Academy wishes to express its solidarity with those currently acting to bring attention and change to racial inequalities.  ELA… Read More

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Questions Surrounding Summer 2020 Classes

We are currently living in unprecedented times. Circumstances caused by COVID-19 are constantly changing. The English Language Academy considers the safety of our students and staff to be the most important. So, we are following the guidelines laid out by… Read More

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English Language Academy Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As of March 11th, UWM as a university campus has announced that changes will be made to daily operations and classes due to the current circumstances surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and the official declaration by the World Health Organization… Read More

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