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GSU Intensive English Program, Dept. of Applied Linguistics/ESL
The Intensive English Program (IEP), established in 1998, is designed for students whose native language is not English. The IEP at Georgia State University offers a curriculum designed to prepare students for U.S. college and university courses and the opportunity for undergraduate degree study at Georgia State University without further English proficiency testing.
Campus located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Restaurants and new classroom buildings have drawn more and more students to living downtown in the University Lofts, dorms, and housing in the area.
Administrator and faculty members have advanced degrees in the field of teaching English. Graduate teaching assistants are advanced graduate students completing their degrees.
General English: Yes
English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Yes
English for Business: No
Private Classes: No
Customised Groups: No
Maximum Class Size: 20
Average Class Size: 15
Beginner Levels: 1
Intermediate Levels: 2
Advanced Levels: 1
Minimum Hours Required Per Week: 18
Maximum Hours Per Week: 18
Part Time Available: No
14 weeks in Fall (late August) & Spring (early January; 10 weeks in Summer (mid May)
Student Origins and Enrollments
Latin America: 30%
Middle East: 10%
Access to all university facilities and programs: the library, computer center, gymnasium, swimming pool, tennis courts, counseling services, health center, concerts, art exhibits, films, etc.
Fees based on a session length of 14 weeks.
Fees may have changed since this information was published — check for latest information.
Included means that this service is provided at no extra charge.
Notes on Fees:
Tuition is based on 14-week semester (part-time to full-time tuition range listed; F1 students required to be full-time)
Costs are based on per month basis. Dormitory application needs to be requested and submitted PRIOR to arriving on campus.
Cultural and social activities for IEP students are planned each semester and may include a weekly conversation group, visits to museums, historical sites, sporting events, and more. In addition, the Office of International Programs provides special programs and services tot he international students. There are 23 international student associations on campus.
Educational Service Opportunities
Academic advising available in the IEP office (Associate Director)available daily. Students who successfully complete Level 5 of the IEP do not need a TOEFL score for admission to all undergraduate programs at the University.
MARTA has three train stops near or on the campus: Five Points, Georgia State, and Peachtree Center. Bus service from suburbs available. Free campus shuttles from parking lot (Turner Field).
Applicants must send a completed application and a non-refundable application fee ($100 in-country; $115 international). The application package can be downloaded from our web site: http://www.gsu.edu/esl.