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Applying to the IELP

Applying to the IELP is easy. No TOEFL score is required. We accept applications for each term if submitted on time.

Admission Requirements for All Applicants:

  • Students must be 17 years of age or older
  • Completion of high school/secondary school or its equivalent
  • Prior academic experience with the English language

Click here to begin your IELP application

The IELP accepts students who fulfill the requirements for academic admission. Once accepted to the program and in order to receive a Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for an F-1 Student Visa, students must be able to demonstrate sufficient financial support to pay for their studies and living expenses in Portland.

Application Requirements

Full-time study
International applicants requiring an F-1 student visa and all applicants planning to study full-time must submit an Intensive English Language Program application form, in addition to all required supporting documents. See the application process for step-by-step guidance.

Application Process

If you have any questions about F-1 student visas or other visa categories, please contact:

IELP International Student Advising
Pilar Montejo, International Student Advisor

Part-time study
U.S. residents and international applicants who do not require an F-1 student visa AND who are eligible to enroll PART-TIME are considered non-degree students. To apply for part-time study in the IELP, students must submit the Non-Degree Student Entry form instead of the IELP application form. If a student wants to enroll in the IELP full-time, the student needs to submit an IELP application. For more information about non-degree student status, please contact:

IELP Office
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.