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The Office of Global Engagement has decided to suspend the Intensive English Program (IEP) starting January 1, 2023. 

Intensive English Program students may apply for conditional admission to study in Western Carolina University's undergraduate. We are here to help you with the application process. Contact our Admissions Specialist at

Admission Requirements

  • For IEP or IEP with conditional admission to a WCU Undergraduate program:
    1. A minimum age of 18
    2. High school or secondary school diploma
  • IEP with conditional admission to WCU Graduate program: contact Graduate School Admissions.
  • Admission to WCU Undergraduate programs requires successful completion of the WCU IEP, 75 TOEFL iBT, 6.0 IELTS, 95 Duolingo, or 50 PTE Academic

Application Process

Follow these simple steps to complete the application process.

The online application will require you to create an account or log-in if you have applied before.

Choose student type - International: Intensive English Program

Make this selection on the application

If you want conditional admission, make sure you say "yes" to the application question.

Want to study at the university after the English program?  Make this choice.
**This is conditional admission to a bachelor's degree ONLY.**

Upload these required documents to the online application or send to

  • Passport OR Permanent Residency Card
  • High School or University Transcripts
  • Financial Worksheet and Documents showing support of atleast $28 541 (USD)

If you are in the USA right now, you must also submit:

  • Your current visa

Follow these steps to Record a Short Video.

  • Go to the IEP Flipgrid Website
  • Log in with your Google or Microsoft account.
  • Answer the question with a 1.5 minute video

Submit your ID photograph using our ONLINE FORM

Your picture should follow these guidelines:

  • JPEG file format
  • Look at the camera (like in a passport photograph)
  • Do not cover your face
  • No hats (traditional headwear is fine)
  • No sunglasses
  • Picture of your head + shoulders is preferred

The application fee is temporarily waived for all new applications for the following semesters:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023
  • Summer 2023
  • Fall 2023

Questions about an application you've already submitted? Please contact our office at

IEP Students in front of the Camp Building


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