Apply to IELP 8-Week and 4-Week Intensive Program

Study English at UAlbany! Pre-placement into an IELP level is available with Duolingo, TOEFL, or IELTS test scores. Conditional Admission is available for undergraduate programs and some graduate programs. Contact [email protected].


Session Dates

Summer 2023: May 22 – July 7, 2023
Summer 4Wk1: May 22 – June 20, 2023
Summer 4Wk2: June 12 – July 7, 2023

Fall A 2023: August 16 – October 11, 2023
Fall A 4Wk1: August 16 – September 15, 2023
Fall A 4Wk2: September 11 – October 11, 2023

Fall B 2023: October 16 – December 8, 2023
Fall B 4Wk1: October 16 – November 15, 2023
Fall B 4Wk2: November 8 – December 8, 2023

Spring A 2024: January 23 – March 15, 2024
Spring A 4Wk1: January 23 – February 22, 2024
Spring A 4Wk2: February 19 – March 15, 2024

Spring B 2024: March 18 – April 17, 2024
Spring B 4Wk1: March 18 - April 17, 2024
Spring B 4Wk2: April 10 – May 9, 2024

Follow these 3 easy steps to apply:

Step 1. Fill out the online application form and pay the $130 application fee.

  • Your name and date of birth must be the same as recorded in your passport.
  • You will be asked to pay the fee at the end of the online application form.
  • If you cannot pay the application fee online, please use our paper application form.

Step 2. Email a copy of the photo page in your passport to [email protected]. View a sample of the photo page.

Step 3. Email a financial guarantee (letter or bank statement) from your bank to [email protected]. You must show proof of a minimum of: 

  • USD $6975 available for your school and living expenses in the requested 8-week session (or the equivalent in your local currency).
  • USD $1,500 for each dependent (spouse or child) (or the equivalent in your local currency).

Pre-Placement into an IELP Level

Students with a 61 iBT, 5.5 IELTS, or 85 DuoLingo can place into the Advanced 1 Level of the IELP. Students with a 44 iBT, 5.0 IELTS, or 75 DuoLingo can place into the Intermediate 2 Level of the IELP.

Conditional Admission

To apply for Undergraduate Conditional Admission, you must complete both the IELP Application and an Undergraduate Application. Conditional Admission for Graduate Programs is available for some programs. Please [email protected] for more information.

Download instructions on How to Apply for Conditional Admission and IELP.

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