The IEC offers different levels of English instruction, from high beginning to advanced. Students should have basic reading and writing skills in English before enrolling in IEC classes. Students can expect as much as three hours of homework per day, including reading, writing, listening and speaking, grammar and other topics. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in IEC sponsored field trips and other cultural activities.
The IEC offers in-person programs. On-campus classes meet from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Full-time students are enrolled in 18-20 hours of class per week.
New students will take an English placement test during orientation to help the IEC determine the level that will allow the student to learn the most English.
To be considered for admission, you must meet our minimum requirements:
To obtain an I-20 and an embassy appointment for an F-1 visa, we suggest applying early. Visa processing times can be from a few days to a few weeks, depending on your location. Submit your application one month before the deadline of the desired semester. F-1 visa applicants will receive an I-20 for language learning upon admission to the program.
To apply to the IEC, please submit the following:
Transfer students must also submit: current school's transcript, visa page, and I-20.
If you have questions about the status of your application, email us at email@example.com.
If you are an international student transferring to the IEC from another U.S. college or university, you will be required to complete the Transfer Notification Form (PDF) and submit it to your current school upon admission to the IEC. You will then contact your current international student advisor to release your I-20 to St. Cloud State in SEVIS.
Interested in conditional undergraduate admission? Complete the IEC to Undergraduate form and submit it with your IEC application.
Graduate students interested in pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree must apply for graduate admission separately through the School of Graduate Studies.
You are encouraged to simultaneously apply to the IEC and a St. Cloud State degree program. If your academic and financial records are in order, you will earn admission to St. Cloud State following IEC graduation.
Students who have applied to a degree program at St. Cloud State and who achieve . . .
Students who graduate from the IEC may be required to take additional university EAP courses for college credit. Advanced level students will have an opportunity to take the English Placement Test during their last semester. IEC graduates also are exempt from EAP 150 Cultural Orientation and EAP 151 Administrative Orientation courses.
U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other qualifying visa-holders are welcome to apply to our program. Full-time or part-time enrollment is available. Some visa restrictions may apply. To apply, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
If you do not have a student ID#/StarID with St. Cloud State, you must complete the online non-degree seeking form.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Please note: IEC classes do not qualify for FAFSA/Financial Aid. Payment plans are available. Total cost varies depending on course-load.
Interested in a study abroad experience or exchange program? St. Cloud State University is proud to offer the Semester at SCSU program. Students in this program may study abroad at St. Cloud State University for up to one year. Studies may include the Intensive English Center, undergraduate classes, or a combination of both.