English Language Study Application

This option is for students who wish to join the NC State Intensive English Program directly as a full-time student (without conditional admission to an undergraduate or graduate degree program).

Application Deadlines

November 15

Spring entry (January)

April 10

Summer entry (May)*

July 10

Fall entry (August)

*Contact iep@ncsu.edu for more details before submitting an application for the summer semester. Level 4 is typically not offered during the summer due to low demand. The summer session is usually recommended for returning students only due to its shortened schedule and intensive nature. Summer is best for motivated new students who have at least a TOEFL iBT 70 or place into our Levels 5 and 6.

Apply in English

This will take you directly to your full application in the NC State wolfPAW application system.

Apply in Your Own Language*

*If you apply in your own language, you will be emailed instructions to access your application in the IEP wolfPAW application system in order to upload the required documents. You will then have to review and submit the final application in wolfPAW in order for your application to be considered complete.


  • Your application will not be processed until you have submitted all required documents.
  • It takes 7-10 business days to process your application. If you are accepted, you will receive an email when your acceptance packet has been mailed.
  • English language students who enter the IEP without conditional admission are not guaranteed admission to a degree program. Once a student is enrolled in the IEP, they are no longer eligible to be considered for future conditional admission to the university. Students should apply directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or the Graduate School to be considered for conditional admission.
IEP Student Worker showing a student a campus map.

Have Questions?

Email iep@ncsu.edu if you have questions throughout the admission process and check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to our most common questions.