Part-Time Enrollment

The Intensive English Program is piloting a part-time enrollment option with current eligibility being limited to NC State Visiting Scholars, their spouses, and dependents (18+) as well as the spouses and dependents (18+) of international students. Part-time enrollment for the general public is expected to be available mid-2019.

Benefits of IEP Part-Time Enrollment

  • Convenient location – across from D.H. Hill Library
  • Enhance academic/professional language skills
  • Good value ($15 per contact hour)
  • Experienced ESL instructors

Course Options and Cost

CourseHours/weekScheduleCost 
Conversation and Presentation Skills (CPS)3 hours/weekTwice a week for 90 minutes$675
Listening and Note-Taking Skills (LNT)3 hours/weekTwice a week for 90 minutes$675
Academic Reading and Vocabulary Development8 hours/week4 days a week for two hours$1800
Academic Writing and Advanced Grammar Usage (WG)8-10 hours/week*4-5 days a week for two hours$1800 - $2250

Refunds are issued following the university’s posted policy. 

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

NOTE: 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.  In addition, they may not check out or borrow materials from the library.

Program Information and Eligibility

  • Current NC State Visiting Scholars who will be at the university through the entirety of the upcoming semester.
  • Dependents (18+) or spouses of current visiting scholars and international students
  • All students who enroll in the IEP must demonstrate at least an intermediate level of proficiency by taking the IEP placement test.
  • Internationals on tourist visas (B1 or B2) are not eligible to enroll in the IEP on a part-time basis.

The Intensive English Program ONLY serves students at the intermediate through advanced levels of instruction.  Three levels of instruction are offered: intermediate (Level 4), high-intermediate (Level 5), and low-advanced (Level 6).

The IEP primarily serves college-age students wishing to study either at NC State University or other American universities.  The majority of students are between the ages of 18-23. These students take the program on a full-time basis and are in classes from 23-25 hours per week. 

Part-time students will be in the regular IEP courses with the full-time English language students. 

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Time Commitment

The Intensive English Program is a time-intensive program and is not designed for casual or social learners of English.

Generally speaking, for each hour spent in class, plan on having up to two hours of work to complete outside of class. The amount of actual homework will depend on the course and the number of hours it meets per week.

Spring 2019 Part-Time Enrollment

  1. Enroll in the Intensive English Program Part-Time Enrollment in Reporter (OGE-IEP-PART) to sign up to take the placement test.
  2. Take IEP placement test on one of the two dates offered: December 14, 2018, OR January 3, 2019
  3. You will be notified of your placement level and the course options available to you by email.
    1. If you take the test on December 14, 2018, you will be notified December 17, 2018
    2. If you take the test on January 3, 2019, you will be notified January 4, 2019
  4. Select your course(s) via email. Part-time students may not take more than 16 hours per semester with the IEP.
  5. The IEP will enroll you in the selected course(s). You will receive an email with how to pay.
  6. Review IEP semester dates*
  7. Pay for course(s) by January 8, 2019

*Please note that IEP semester dates differ slightly from main campus. The semester start date is January 7, 2019, and the semester end date is April 25, 2019

All full-time and part-time IEP students take an online placement exam to determine their placement into the appropriate level of instruction.  Students are tested in the following skills reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar to determine the level most appropriate for their skills.  Students may NOT take courses at different levels of instruction. 

Enroll Here

Have questions? Email iep@ncsu.edu or call 919-515-1038.

Course Options for Visiting Scholars

  • Offered Fall/Spring 1 hour/week/10 weeks
  • First-come, first-served
  • Two sections- lunchtime and late afternoon
  • Strictly for visiting scholars
  • All proficiency levels welcomed
  • The focus is on conversation and culture
  • No homework
  • No grade is given.  A certificate of completion can be issued upon request.
  • Offered Fall/Spring 2 hours/week/10 weeks
  • Nominal fee of $105
  • First-come, first-served
  • One section – early evening
  • Strictly for visiting scholars
  • A minimum level of intermediate English proficiency is required
  • The focus is on various types of academic writing and advanced grammatical structures
  • Minimal amount of homework
  • No grade is given.  A certificate of completion can be issued upon request.
  • Offered Fall/Spring/Summer
  • Three levels of instruction: intermediate-advanced
  • Differentiated skills/courses:  Writing/Grammar, Listening/Note-taking, Conversation/Presentation Skills, Reading/Vocabulary
  • Integration with full-time IEP students
  • Regular IEP program fees are assessed per semester
  • Intensive and academic in nature with regular homework
  • Grades are given.  A letter of enrollment can be issued upon request.