Intensive English Program


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Master Academic English While Earning KU College Credits

The Intensive English Program (IEP) is your gateway to the University of Kansas and beyond. Working with beginning to advanced English speakers, the KU Applied English Center tailors curriculum to meet students' needs.

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Learn English at the Applied English Center

Our Intensive English Program (IEP) focuses on academic English and helps prepare students linguistically, academically, and culturally for their program of study. Our program has five levels of English from beginning to advanced. Students enrolled in levels four and five of the program may also enroll in other KU courses.

  • Levels 1 to 3 = Full-time English study
  • Level 4 = Part-time English study + 3 KU credits (1 KU course)
  • Level 5 = Part-time English study + 8 KU credits (2 KU courses)

Your English language courses can help you meet KU requirements and earn credits toward your degree. English courses are worth 9 credits in KU electives from the KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and School of Architecture and Design. IEP classes count for the KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' language requirement.