Calendar and Policies

Summer 2014 5/19/14-7/18/14 5/12/2014 Orientation: 5/19/14 5/18/14



Fall 2014



Placement Test: 8/11/14

Welcome Picnic:8/13/14

Orientation: 8/15/14




*Subject to Change

Application deadline for Spring 2015 Undergraduate Conditional Admission through the IEP is October 1, 2014. The deadline for the Fall 2014 Undergraduate Conditional Admisssion has passed.  

Length of the IEP Program

Students who enter the IEP with advanced proficiency may complete the program in one or two semesters. For those who require more time to strengthen their language skills, the IEP will allow students to repeat each level one time.

  • 15 weeks per semester (fall and spring semesters)
  • 23 - 25 hours per week (Monday through Friday)
  • Optional level 5 and level 6 summer session

IEP Attendance Policy

The majority of Intensive English Program students have clear academic goals and want to move into undergraduate degree programs at NC State. This requires dedication and hard work - and coming to class is an essential part of their success in the IEP program.  

IEP students are issued an F-1 student visa for study at NC State University. As F-1 students, attendance is mandatory and monitored. The IEP attendance policy currently stands as follows:

  • Students who miss more than 35 total hours in one semester (20 hours in the summer semester) will have to repeat all of their classes in the following semester.
  • Students who accumulate more than 50 hours of absences in one semester (35 hours in the summer semester) will be dismissed from the Intensive English Program, and will have their I-20 terminated.

IEP Grading Policy

IEP students must reach a high level of English proficiency to be successful in undergraduate classes. Therefore, IEP policy states that students must pass each class with a grade of B or higher to move to the next level, or they must exit the program. A student can repeat each level (5 and 6) only one time to achieve a grade of B or higher. Students who are offered conditional admission from the NC State Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be enrolled in a degree program after they have successfully completed IEP Level 6 with a grade of B or higher and have met all other exit criteria.