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Students admitted to the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) are members of the IELP, Portland State University, and the city of Portland.

All IELP students are issued a Portland State University identification number, so they have access to all university services and resources. These resources and services include PSU Student Activities and Leadership Program (SALP), student recreation facilities, the university library, Student Health and Counseling Center and many others.

The IELP also welcomes students with PSU admission who need extra support in order to meet PSU's English language proficiency requirement. Non-native English speakers who are interested in taking classes for personal enrichment or professional reasons are also welcome to our program, as are students admitted to Portland State University who may wish to take targeted English language support classes.

Ways the IELP Supports Students


New Student Orientation: Helps students understand information about their classes, university resources and services, and academic and immigration advising

American Culture and Academic Life Course: Helps students in their adjustment to life in Portland; introduces students to university resources and services; connects students to their academic and immigration advisors

Academic Advising: Assists students in understanding IELP and PSU academic policies; lets students explore their academic and personal life goals; assists students transitioning to university course work; helps with questions relating to daily life and cultural and cultural adjustment matters

Immigration Advising: Helps students understand immigration regulations and policies, assists with questions relating to daily life and cultural and cultural adjustment matters

Activities: Provides students with events and activities outside of the classroom that support personal growth and cultural exploration

IELP Learning CenterSupports students in numerous ways, including tutoring, books, computers, and assistance with TOEFL and IELTS test preparation. 

IELP Staff: Staff in the IELP front office are available to assist students and to refer students to appropriate resources

IELP Instructors: All instructors have weekly office hours and encourage students to meet with them in their office outside of class time