Who Can Apply

IEP admission checklist:

▢  You must reach the age of 18 during your first semester with the IEP. Students under the age of 18 must have written parental permission to attend the IEP.

▢  You must complete the IEP online application and pay the non-refundable IEP application fee of $100. 

▢  You must have a high school diploma. 

▢  If you are applying for Undergraduate Conditional Admission, you must meet academic requirements for undergraduate admission and apply for admission to a degree program directly through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

▢  You must complete the Certificate of Financial Responsibility (CFR) form to obtain an I-20. Read the CFR instructions

▢  You must provide Proof of English Ability for the IEP with one of the approved standardized tests listed below.

▢  You must complete the Visa Clearance Form (VCF) ONLY if you are currently in the United States. 

▢ You must submit your immunization record to the NC State University Health Center in advance. Please click  here to see the instructions.

▢  Admission to the Intensive English Program is separate from degree admission to NC State and does not guarantee admission to degree programs. Students should apply directly to Undergraduate Admissions or Graduate Admissions for admission to degree programs. 

Minimum Required Standardized Tests Scores for IEP Only (Non-Conditional) Admission*

TESTS                                                                                                                MINIMUM REQUIRED SCORE

 TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)  467 (PBT) or 50 (IBT)
 IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 5.5
PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic 42
Michigan/MELAB TBA*
EIKEN, Test in Practical English Proficiency TBA*


*Please note that if you are applying for conditional admission to an undergraduate degree program, ONLY TOEFL or IELTS scores are accepted for proof of English proficiency.

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*Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for score approval if you have taken one of these English proficency tests.