FIU has developed an academic plan that is designed to provide in-person and remote classes. Students will have the opportunity to enroll in the Intensive English Program to begin or continue their studies. Modifications have been made to classrooms to include and maintain social distancing guidelines for everyone’s health and safety.

Overview

The Intensive English Program is an academic preparation course designed to help international students make the transition to American academic life in a relatively short time through full-time instruction in English as a second language.

The Intensive English Program prepares students for the TOEFL® examination. Students are tested prior to the first day of class. After that and based on their test results, each student is placed in one of six levels of study.

In each level, students receive grades for written examinations, oral presentations, class participation, and out-of-class work. Usually, after completing Level 6, our students are ready to pass the TOEFL® and enter American universities or professional schools.

Tuition & Fees

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Fall 2022

Application Fee: $150

Fall 2022 IEP costs Full Term Half Term
Tuition $5,049 $2,625
Activity Fee $150 $150
Technology Fee $175 $175
Facilities Fee $125 $125
Total $5,499 $3,075

Spring 2023

Application Fee: $150

Spring 2023 IEP costs Full Term Half Term
Tuition $5,049 $2,625
Activity Fee $150 $150
Technology Fee $175 $175
Facilities Fee $125 $125
Total $5,499 $3,075

Summer 2023

Application Fee: $150

Summer 2022 IEP costs Full Term Half Term
Tuition $5,049 $2,625
Activity Fee $150 $150
Technology Fee $175 $175
Facilities Fee $125 $125
Total $5,499 $3,075
What do the fees include?
  • The application fee includes the handling and processing of all immigration forms and registration documents.
  • The technology fee provides for the maintenance of all laboratory computers, equipment and software, as well as all classroom technical equipment. Moreover, it entitles students to have unlimited access to the computer lab for educational purposes during posted hours of operation.
  • The activity fee provides funding for any student activity held on campus. For instance, this may include holiday celebrations, welcome breakfasts, and end-of-term celebrations.
  • The facilities fees provides funding for any ELI current or future building improvement projects, including expansion, painting, paving, landscaping, or others. It also provides funding for the ELI’s day-to-day maintenance.

Schedule & Classes

The English Language Institute will follow FIU guidelines to conduct our classes in the fall. ELI Students will take 4 classes: Communicative Grammar, Reading and Vocabulary, Writing, and Communication. The hours taught will be in compliance with immigration policies for F1 visas.

Dates

Fall 2022

FULL TERM (14 weeks)

Testing date: August 29, 2022
First day of class: September 6, 2022
80% refund date: September 9, 2022
Last day of class (full-term): December 9, 2022

Half-term 1 (7 weeks)

Testing date: August 29, 2022
First day of class: September 6, 2022
80% refund date: September 9, 2022
Last day of class (half-term 1): October 21, 2022

Half-term 2* (7 weeks)

Testing date: October 17, 2022
First day of class: October 24, 2022
80% refund date: October 28, 2022
Last day of class (half-term 2): December 9, 2022

*Available for students in levels 3 (intermediate) or higher. Students enrolled in the second half will join the course in progress. 

Spring 2023

FULL TERM (14 weeks)

Testing date: January 9, 2023
First day of class: January 17, 2023
80% refund date: January 20, 2023
Last day of class (full-term): April 21, 2023

Half-term 1 (7 weeks)

Testing date: January 9, 2023
First day of class: January 17, 2023
80% refund date: January 20, 2023
Last day of class (half-term 1): March 3, 2023

Half-term 2* (7 weeks)

Testing date: February 27, 2023
First day of class: March 6, 2023
80% refund date: March 10, 2023
Last day of class (half-term 2): April 21, 2023

*Available for students in levels 3 (intermediate) or higher. Students enrolled in the second half will join the course in progress. 

Summer 2023

FULL TERM (12 weeks)

Testing date: May 1, 2023
First day of class: May 8, 2023
80% refund date: May 12, 2023
Last day of class (full-term): July 28, 2023

Half-term 1 (6 weeks)

Testing date: May 1, 2023
First day of class: May 8, 2023
80% refund date: May 12, 2023
Last day of class (half-term 1): June 16, 2023

Half-term 2* (6 weeks)

Testing date: June 12, 2023
First day of class: June 19, 2023
80% refund date: June 23, 2023
Last day of class (half-term 2): July 28, 2023

*Available for students in levels 3 (intermediate) or higher. Students enrolled in the second half will join the course in progress. 

I-20 Requirements:

  1. A completed registration form with photo (digital JPG picture required).
  2. A bank letter in the amount of $13,000 USD (Bank letter must be in English) Note: Please add $1,000 per dependent. 
  3. A letter of support if the above account belongs to a sponsor
  4. A copy of a valid passport (information page and/or U.S. visa page)
  5. A $150 application fee
  6. An express mail fee of $65 (only if requested).  Note: Currently, I-20s may be sent electronically.

Note: I-20 forms are issued for a period of two years, which would allow level one students to complete all six levels of instruction.  Students that complete the program early or decide not to continue will have the end date of their I-20s shortened to the last day of the term the student attended.

World Scholarship Award

The ELI is proud to offer a one-term scholarship to a deserving ELI student. Eligible students will apply the scholarship to level 6.

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for the ELI’s World Scholarship students must meet the following requirements:

  • be enrolled in the ELI’s Intensive English Program (levels 5 or 6) for a twelve or fourteen-week prior to applying for the scholarship;
  • maintain a 3.5 GPA (three As and one B) average in all ELI classes;
  • show proof of academic excellence (3.5 GPA) from previous schools, colleges and/or universities, and
  • apply to one of FIU’s undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate programs.
Notes:
  • ELI students who are seeking admission to FIU may receive a TOEFL® exemption if they complete all ELI’s Intensive English Program level six courses with a passing grade. Certain graduate programs do not accept level 6 as proof of language proficiency. Always check directly with your graduate school advisor.
  • Students are not required to pay their tuition in full before coming to the ELI. In other words, their full payment is expected when they register in person when they arrive.
  • This program is available to all citizens, residents, and persons with US work visas.
  • Foreign students must apply for an I-20 form in order to obtain an F1 student visa.
  • Citizens and U.S. permanent residents of the United States may request a 20% discount on the tuition.
  • Dates, tuition, and fees subject to change without notice.
  • Application fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
  • A minimum level 5 is required for TOEFL® preparation classes.
  • Immunization is required: MMR (measles, mumps, & rubella)