The IEP is for students who:
- Have basic English skills and
- Need to improve their English to be successful in a U.S. college or university.
Highlights of being an IEP student:
- You will improve your English language skills.
- You will receive academic and personal support.
- You will study with students from around the world.
- You can start taking your degree courses after completing the IEP.
- You can complete the IEP in one or two semesters.
About the IEP
The program is either one or two semesters long, based on the needs of each student.
When students start the IEP, they take a personalized test that places them in the right level of instruction. Placement decisions are based on a combination of TOEFL or IELTS scores and MEPT test scores.
Classes will take place Monday through Thursday on the NWTC Green Bay campus.
- IEP schedule:
- Fall semester: August - December (16 weeks)
- Spring semester: January - May (16 weeks)
- Delivery: In-person, Full-time and Part-time
- The IEP offers two levels of instruction: Intermediate and Advanced
Students must have a minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 32, IELTS 4.0, or MEPT 35 to enter the IEP. Please note: Admission to the IEP does not guarantee admission to the College.
To progress from IEP intermediate to advanced, students must complete all intermediate level coursework with a grade of:
- “B” or better
- “C” and a MEPT score of 56
Students must have a minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 54, IELTS 5.5, or MEPT 56 to enter the IEP. Please note: Admission to the IEP does not guarantee admission to the College.
Application and Fees
Required application materials include:
- Completed Application Form. Apply now using our online application.
- Proof of English Language Proficiency.
- Students may submit TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo; test scores or complete virtual testing through NWTC Assessment Center.
- Contact us if you have questions about additional language proficiency (which may include attending an English language high school or college program, intensive English program, or other).
- Proof of Secondary School Completion. Students may submit original or copies of secondary or post-secondary diplomas or transcripts, or national college entrance score reports.
- Proof of Financial Support for first year of study. (See the Paying for College page for tuition information.)
- Passport Photocopy.
- $100 Application Fee. Fee is due after a student submits their application.