Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I study English at UNL?

* Small class sizes (12-15 students in IEP classes)
* Dedicated, experienced faculty (no graduate assistants)
* Credit granted for higher level classes (depending on major)
* No TOEFL or IELTS scores required for undergraduate admission for students who complete IEP and Credit EAP programs
* Individual advising and coaching to help students succeed
* Student Support Lab offered (individualized tutoring)

* Lincoln, Nebraska was voted #1 U.S. city for quality of life in 2012
* Lincoln, Nebraska was the #5 safest city in the U.S. in 2011

What are the requirements to attend the Intensive English Program?

You must be a high school graduate.  No previous English proficiency test score is required.

How many times per year is the Intensive English Program offered?

            Three. The Fall semester starts in August; the Spring semester starts in January; and the Summer session starts in May.

             During the academic year, we follow the UNL calendar. Our summer session is ten weeks and it begins at the same time as the UNL 8-week summer session.

What is the cost of the Intensive English Program?

            Estimated costs per semester for the 2017 2018 school year:

IEP Course and Student fees


Room & Board (break housing/on-campus/7-day unlimited meal plan)


Health Insurance (required)


Books & Supplies




Semester Total


How do I get admitted to the Intensive English Program?

            Fill out the online application here.

            Pay the $45 application fee.

            Submit via email a bank statement showing sufficient support.

What are the application deadlines?

            Summer/Fall 2017 – May 1, 2017

            Spring 2018 – December 1, 2017