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 7 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.
January 5, 2023 – April 19, 2023
February 23, 2023 – June 16, 2023
April 27, 2023 – August 11, 2023
August 31, 2023 – December 8, 2023
January 4, 2024 – April 16, 2024
February 22, 2024 – June 13, 2024
April 27, 2023 – June 16, 2023
June 26, 2023 – August 11, 2023
2022 – 2023
October 20, 2022 – April 19, 2023
2023 – 2024
October 19, 2023 – April 16, 2024
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.
2023 & 2024
Intensive English Program Academic Semester (14 weeks)
Program Fee: $6200 USD
University Service Fee: $950 USD
Intensive English Program Extended Academic Semester (21 weeks)
Program Fee: $9300 USD
University Service Fee: $1535 USD
Summer Intensive English Program (7 weeks)
Program Fee: $3100 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 issuance of immigration documents.
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 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
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
Intensive English Program Academic Semester
Intensive English Program Extended Academic Semester
This amount would be enough for all of your educational and living expenses.
One of the following is required for your financial statement:
Please note that documents need to be dated and the name on these documents must be written in English.
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.