Intensive English Center

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need a TOEFL score to be accepted?

No, a TOEFL score is not necessary for acceptance. If you have taken a TOEFL test, we ask for the score to help us get a better idea of your current English ability.

May I be accepted into an undergraduate program and the Intensive English Center program?

Yes. You may be accepted into both the undergraduate program and the Intensive English Center program. The application and instructions to apply for undergraduate study is located at this link. If you are applying for both the undergraduate program and the Intensive English program, you will need to complete only the undergraduate application.

What is conditional acceptance?

Conditional acceptance means that you are accepted into the undergraduate program, but you have not met the University’s English proficiency requirement. After you meet that requirement, you will begin your degree program.

Can I begin the program at any time?

You can begin the program at the beginning of any session. We have six sessions per year. The approximate times are as follows:

  • Fall 1 Session: Late August — Mid-October
  • Fall 2 Session: Mid-October — Mid-December
  • Spring 1 Session: Early January — Early March
  • Spring 2 Session: Mid-March — Early May
  • Summer 1 Session: Late May — Late June
  • Summer 2 Session: Late June — Late July

View exact dates.

Can I be a part-time student?

If you are on an F-1 visa, U.S. immigration regulations require that you be a full-time student. Some visa types do permit the choice of part-time study or full-time study. (Please contact our office if you have questions.)

How do I apply?

You can apply on-line using our online application.

What do I do after completing the on-line application?

Click here for complete instructions.

How long will the application process take?

The on-line application will take only a few minutes. We will remain in contact with you concerning any additional steps.

If I plan to come on a student (F-1) visa, when will you send me the I-20?

Typically, once we have received your application and appropriate documents, we can send the I-20 within the following week.

How do I apply for my student (F-1) visa?

After you receive your I-20, you will need to pay your SEVIS fee — you can do this on-line. As soon as your SEVIS fee is paid, you will need to contact the embassy to make a visa appointment. Please feel free to contact us at iec@evansville.edu if you have any questions.

How long will I be in Intensive English?

If you are accepted conditionally, you will take intensive English courses until you score at least 500 on our TOEFL exam. If you are taking intensive English courses for a different reason, you may choose how long you want to take the courses. You can continue to benefit from taking the courses because course material changes regularly.

How much is my tuition?

There are also some miscellaneous fees required; however, the base tuition amounts during the 2014-2015 academic year are as follows:

  • Fall or Spring / Full-time: $2,975 per session
  • Summer / Full-time: $1,850 per session
  • Fall or Spring / Part-time: $695 per class per session
  • Summer / Part-time: $440 per class per session
Do you have housing?

Yes. We have six residence halls available to Intensive English students.

How much is my housing and food?

During the fall sessions of 2014 and the spring sessions of 2015, the base housing fee will range from $1,255.00 to $1,422.50 per session, depending on the residence hall you live in. Early arrival and/or late departure will result in additional housing fees. You will also pay a one-time $100 deposit. The minimum meal plan fee for these sessions is $1,297.50 per session; actual amount may be more, depending on meal plan usage.

When is payment due?

Payment of fees and registration should be completed prior to the first day of classes.

How can I pay?

Wire Transfer Payment
Paying your fees by wire-transfer before your arrival will better prepare you for registration for classes. Please contact the Intensive English Center for details. Payments made by wire transfer will be subject to a $16.00 wire-transfer fee.

Credit Card Payment
The University of Evansville accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards for payments of tuition and fees. Payments made by credit card will be subject to a 2.5% service fee. Note: Please check with your bank to make sure that your credit card can be used in the United States and to determine your daily transaction limit.

Other Methods of Payment
The University accepts checks drawn on U.S. financial institutions, traveler's checks, and cash. Students are cautioned against carrying large sums of cash.

What countries are the other students from?

We have had students from a variety of countries, including Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Chile, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Cote D'Ivoire, Niger, and Benin.

Will you pick me up at the airport?

Yes, airport pickups are available on the official arrival dates.

Will I be able to join any clubs?

Yes. The Intensive English students have access to the same facilities and the same privileges as undergraduates. There are approximately 170 clubs and organizations to choose from. UE also has an intramural sports program that combines various sports and fun competition on campus.

Can you tell me about the city of Evansville?

Evansville, Indiana is a moderately-sized, comparatively safe city. There is a variety of stores, restaurants, bookstores, libraries, and sources of entertainment. Public transportation (buses and taxis) is available. Overall, the climate is moderate. During the winter and summer seasons, the weather changes often, so that extreme temperatures usually do not last long.

Whom should I contact if I have further questions?

Please email Mr. Bob Wright at iec@evansville.edu if you have further questions.