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Our application process differs depending on which of our programs you select. If you are uncertain about which program is right for you, please review our programs page before applying.

 

Full time applicants

  • Review eligibility requirements under the "Who Can Apply" section below
  • Send a short email to iep@uga.edu to let us know you would like to attend and request information about our free online placement test
  • Once we have reviewed your placement test results and see that they meet our program requirements, fill out the online application form
  • Submit your passport (photograph and facing page) using our secure online link
  • Do not pay the application fee until we review your placement test results first. Pay your $150 application fee, which includes the cost of processing your documents, acceptance letter, and I-20
  • For more information about our programs offered, you can visit our programs page

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After you apply, our Office of Global Engagement will contact you to tell you how to create your account in SEVIS (US Immigration’s Student Exchange and Visitor Information System). They will also let you know what documents you need to submit to support your application.

 

Part-time Applicants

Please send an email to iep@uga.edu.  After we receive your email, we will advise you about the next steps in your application process. For more information about our programs offered, you can visit our programs page. 

 

Conditionally Admitted Graduate Students

 Please do the following:

  1. Forward the email or letter you received from the UGA Graduate School to iep@uga.edu
  2. In the email, include your name, your email address, and your date of birth
  3. We will send you a link to a website where you can pay the $100 non-refundable application fee.
  4. After you have paid the application fee, we will enroll you in the summer classes and we will send you an invoice and a link to our website where you can pay for the classes.

 

If you are already in the US and you will be transferring to the IEP from another university, you will need to transfer your I-20 to the IEP while you are taking the online summer classes. 

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Forward the email or letter you received from the UGA Graduate School to iep@uga.edu
  2. In the email, include your name, your email address, and your date of birth
  3. We will send you a link to a website where you can pay the $100 non-refundable application fee.
  4. Tell us the institution you are transferring from and provide the name, email address, and phone number of the immigration services office in that institution.
  5. Fill out the application form
  6. Submit the required documents
  7. We will contact you if we require any additional information. 
  8. After we receive your documents and your $100 application fee, we will send your new I-20 to your local US address, enroll you in the summer classes, and send you an invoice and a link to our website where you can pay for classes.

 

Who Can Apply to the Intensive English Program (IEP)?

Language proficiency: We take students from the high-intermediate to advanced level. If you are not sure about our level, you can contact us at iep@uga.edu and ask to take our online placement test.  That test will give you an approximate idea of your level.  After you arrive in Athens, you will take another test to further refine your placement level.

Age: We accept students who are 18 and older. You can apply when you are 17, but you must be 18 years old when you arrive in Athens to start the program. We welcome older students: no one is too old to study in this program!

Visa type: We provide the documents students need to apply for an F-1 visa to attend our program.  If necessary, it is also possible to study on a J-1 visa. Students who apply for a visa to attend our program must study 18 hours a week. Part time students who are already Athens residents (such as dependents of UGA students) should have an F-2, J-1, or J-2 visa. Part-time students study between 4 and 16 hours a week.  Some other visa holders are also eligible to study; however, you cannot study on a B-1 or B-2 visa. You should contact the director for more information.