Department Information

The IEP will continue to offer a 4-week program in July for new graduate students.  The dates for the 2021 program are July 6-July 29. When students successfully complete their program, the IEP will inform the UGA Graduate School, and the Office of Global Engagement will send students an I-20 for their graduate degree.

Conditional Admission to the Graduate School:

A department may request admission to the Graduate School for international students whose TOEFL speak score is 18 or higher and whose overall TOEFL score is at least 80. This admission decision will be subject to all other requirements for admission to graduate programs. The Graduate School will decide upon admission after considering all factors in the student’s folder, in addition to just the speak test score. The students must contact the director of the IEP to obtain permission to enroll in the summer English program. The department and the student will both need to indicate they understand the conditions.

Minimum Requirements for Graduate Admission under This Program:

  • Obtain a TOEFL speak of 18 or better and other favorable admissions indicators.
  • Enroll in the July summer English program.
  • Follow the advice of the director at the end of the program for further work in the fall.

Tuition and Enrollment:

New conditionally-admitted graduate students pay non-credit tuition and fees directly to the IEP. Tuition and fees for one 4-week summer program will be $1480. The IEP will also accept payment from departments who want to provide financial support for students.

The Office of Global Engagement can answer VISA related questions..


Fall Semester Courses:

At the end of the summer, the IEP director will make recommendations about further classes such as UNIV 2900, LLED 7768 and LLED 7769 that students should apply to take.

Please contact the director if you have further questions.