Intensive English Program
The AEC's Intensive English Program, or IEP, is dedicated to helping students whose first language is not English to make a smooth transition to regular, full-time coursework at the University of Kansas. All incoming students whose native language is not English and who have not met the required standard for a waiver are required to test upon arrival on campus. Based upon the results of your exam, you may be required to take coursework in the IEP to help improve your command of English.
The length of time you study in the IEP depends upon your level of English when you arrive, the speed at which you learn, and your willingness to study hard. Some students take only one or two IEP courses and move into regular KU classes after one semester. Other students spend one or two semesters as full-time IEP students, and then two or more semesters as part-time IEP/KU students. Progression through the IEP is determined by the successful completion of student learning outcomes for each course.