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Get Ready

Congratulations to all of our students preparing to join us! We look forward to meeting you in person.

Meanwhile, we want to help you get ready for your transition to the Intensive English Language Program. In this section you will find helpful information about:

Important Dates


Winter 2016 Spring 2016      Summer 2016 Fall 2016

Mandatory New Student

January 4th to  6th 


March 22nd to  25th 

June 14th to  17th

September 20-23

Classes Begin

January 7 March 28 June 20
September 26

Last day of term

March 16 June 9 August 12
December 8

Please plan to arrive at least one week before the start of the term. All new IELP students must take the placement test, register, and attend classes during the first week of the term.

New students who cannot arrive in Portland for the placement test are required to update their admission to the next term. Students holding F-1 visas in this situation must not travel to the U.S., as they will violate the terms of their F-1 student visa status. To update your admission to the next term, contact the IELP Admissions Coordinator at