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Part-Time Program Costs

Part-time students can enroll in up to 21 IEP class hours per week, per semester.

CourseTotal Course Hours/wkClass Meetings/wk 10-wk Summer 15-wk Fall, Spring
Conversation & Presentation Skills
90-min. classes2 days per week $510$811
Listening & Note-Taking for Academic Lectures
90-min. classes 2 days per week $510$811
Academic Reading & Vocabulary90-min. classes4 days per week $1020$1,622
Academic Writing, Research & Grammar 1.5-2 hour classes4-5 days per week $1360 or
$2311 or
American Life and University Culture75-minute class1 day a week$195$307

*The number of hours per week is dependent on the English level. The cost reflects the number of course hours per week.

Additional Costs

  • Part-time students may have to purchase an NC State ID card for $20 in order to have access to the IEP building.
  • Students spend approximately $50-$150 per course on textbooks each semester.


  • Payment for the chosen course(s) is due the Friday before classes begin for the semester.
  • Part-time students take a diagnostic test to make sure the IEP at NC State will benefit their current English proficiency.
  • As long as they do not intend to apply for acceptance to a degree program at NC State, part-time students can enroll in as many classes as they choose each semester.
  • Spring and fall semesters are approximately 15 weeks; the summer semester is usually 10 weeks. Level 4 is typically not offered during the summer.
  • Refunds are issued following the IEP’s posted policy. A $10 administrative fee will be applied for every class withdrawal processed.
  • Because IEP part-time students do not pay university fees, they are not eligible to use university resources such as the recreational center/gym or printing services.  Additionally, they may not borrow materials from the library.
  • Financial aid cannot be used for the Intensive English Program because it is a non-credit program.

Part-Time Enrollment

The IEP offers part-time enrollment for adult members of the local community. Currently enrolled international students at NC State, NC State Visiting Scholars, their spouses, and dependents (18+ years old) are also eligible to take IEP courses.

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