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Intensive English Program Application Information

Students who do not meet the English language proficiency requirements for admission can enroll in the Intensive English Program to receive English language instruction for academic purposes. Students must have a basic understanding of the English language, know the English alphabet and have completed high school (upper secondary school).

If you have questions or would like additional information please contact ontact Evgeniya Borisova, the IEP Director, at Evgeniya.Borisova@unco.edu or 970-351-2386.

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You will first create an account and select the Intensive English Program as your Academic Program of Interest. Then you will complete the Intensive English Application.

There is $60 non-refundable application fee. You pay the fee after you have completed and submitted the application via credit card.


Application Deadlines

All required documents must be received no more than 30 days after the deadline has passed.

  • Fall 1 (Aug): May 31
  • Fall 2 (Oct): July 31
  • Spring 1 (Jan): Sept. 30
  • Spring 2 (March): Dec. 31
  • Summer (June): Feb. 28

Admission Documents


Transcripts should be from high school or highest level of education achieved. Email a copy of your transcript to international.advising@unco.edu.

All documents issued in a foreign language must be accompanied by a copy of a certified literal and complete English translation

Copy of Passport

Please provide a clear, high resolution photocopy of the photo page of your passport. If you are currently in the U.S. please include a copy of your visa. 

If you bringing  your dependent to the U.S. please submit photocopies of their passports and proof of relationship such as a marriage certificate or birth certificates for children.

Financial Documents

Applicants must provide proof of funding for one year of study at UNC. For the 2018-2019 academic year the amount is $29,200 for IEP applicants. 

All financial documents must be dated within the last six months. Acceptable forms of financial documents include check and/or savings account bank statements or certification on a bank's letterhead, financial guarantee from you government, scholarship/assistantship awards letters and loan confirmation letters.  An affidavit of support needs to accompany bank statements that are not issued with the student's name. 

If you have dependents (a spouse and/or children) coming to the U.S. with you, please show funds for them also:

  • $6,000 for the first dependent
  • $5,000 for each additional dependent