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 For Current Students


Fall 2019

Winter 2020

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

IELP Classes Begin

September 30

January 8

March 30 June 22
Last day to drop classes with 100% refund

October 7

January 10 April 3 June 26

Last Day of the Term

December 11

March 18

June 10 August 13
Break Dates

December 12 - January 8

March 19 - March 29 June 11 - June 21 August 14 - September 27

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