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ACADEMY ADMISSIONS

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM

This program is designed for students and professionals who want to improve their English for academic or professional purposes and need flexible start dates.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

Students and professionals who want to improve their English for academic or professional purposes and need flexible start dates.

WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Obtain an F-1 student visa (We will issue the necessary documents for your visa application upon admission.)
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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.

DURATION OF STUDY

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.

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DATES AND COSTS
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PROGRAM DATES
Summer Intensive English Program

2018
April 26, 2018 – June 15, 2018
June 28, 2018 – August 10, 2018

Intensive English Program Academic Semester
Intensive English Program Extended Academic Semester
2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINES

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.

PROGRAM COST*

Intensive English Program Academic Semester (14 weeks)
Program Fee:     $5700 USD
University Service Fee:     $950 USD

Intensive English Program Extended Academic Semester (21 weeks)
Program Fee:     $8550 USD
University Service Fee:     $1535 USD

Summer Intensive English Program (7 weeks)
Program Fee:     $2850 USD
University Service Fee:     $475 USD

The required university service fee covers the cost of textbooks and materials, health insurance, access to campus facilities (medical center, gym, computer labs, & more), airport shuttle transportation, and FedEx mailing of immigration documents.

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HOW TO APPLY
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STEP 1: COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION.

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 info-international@usc.edu.

STEP 2: PREPARE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS.
  • Financial Statement*
  • Copy of your passport page*

*required

STEP 3: PAY APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE.

The total application fee is $175 USD and is non-refundable. The fee is paid online via credit card when you submit your application.

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SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

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: info-international@usc.edu

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FINANCIAL STATEMENT

The United States government requires all international applicants to provide proof of ability to pay tuition and living expenses before a formal letter of admission or the forms needed for obtaining a visa can be issued.

Your financial statement must show a minimum available balance of:

Summer Intensive English Program

  • One session (~2 months) : $6,497 USD
  • Two sessions (~4 months): $12,994 USD

Intensive English Program Academic Semester

  • One Semester (~4 months) : $12,994 USD
  • Two semesters (~8 months): $25,988 USD
  • Three semesters (~12 months): $38,832 USD

Intensive English Program Extended Academic Semester

  • One Extended Academic Semester (~6 months): $19,491 USD

This amount would be enough for all of your educational and living expenses.

One of the following is required for your financial statement:

  • A current personal bank statement or letter from your bank
  • A bank statement from your parent, guardian, employer or sponsor PLUS a current letter of support
  • A scholarship letter from your government or sponsoring organization

Please note that documents need to be dated and the name on these documents must be written in English.

CONFIRMING YOUR ADMISSION

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.

  1. Receive acceptance letter from USC International Academy
  2. Declare your intent to enroll by paying $1000 tuition deposit
  3. Receive Welcome Packet (includes Form I-20) by mail