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).

The Fall 2021 IEP semester includes
both IN-PERSON and online courses.

The university consistently monitor updates in travel restrictions and immigration policy.
Continue to check our website for updates
for the Spring 2022 semester.

Application Deadlines

November 15

Spring entry (January)

April 30

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.


  • 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.