Students and professionals who want to improve their English for academic or professional purposes and need flexible start dates.
USC International Academy Intensive English Program (IEP) applicants must be at least 17 years old and show sufficient financial capability (see supporting documents). Students must obtain an F-1 student visa upon admission in order to study at the Academy’s IEP.
Note: There is no minimum English proficiency requirement for the Intensive English Program.
The Intensive English Program is offered year-round with 6 start dates throughout the year. Students can study at the Intensive English Program until they reach their desired level of English proficiency.
It is possible to enroll in multiple semesters or sessions in advance.
Spaces are still available for subsequent terms. Overseas students are advised to apply as early as possible to ensure the student visa is secured in time.
To begin the process, please go to USC International Academy’s online application system. If it is your first time applying, you will need to create a username and password to access the application.
You can also download the Intensive English Program Application Form (PDF). Students submitting PDF applications should email the completed form along with supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The total application fee is $175 USD and is non-refundable. The fee is paid online via credit card when you submit your application.
Upload your financial statement and passport page to the Supporting Documents section of the online application. If you experience problems submitting your documents, please email us for further instructions: email@example.com
Applicants should allow 5-7 business days for complete applications to be processed. If you are admitted to the Intensive English Program, you will receive notification by email that includes an acceptance letter by USC International Academy.
To secure your space in the Intensive English Program, you must confirm your intent to enroll online and pay the $1000 tuition deposit at least 30 days before the program start date. After you confirm your enrollment and pay the deposit, we will mail you a Welcome Packet that includes the Form I-20.
If you are transferring to USC International Academy from another school in the United States, please fill out the top portion of the Transfer In Form and then take it to the immigration adviser at your current school. Your adviser will update your SEVIS record so that your new I-20 can be created.