The mission of Texas Christian University (TCU) is to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.
The mission of the Intensive English Program (IEP) at TCU is to equip individuals to communicate thoughtfully and actively in English.
The aim of the IEP at TCU is to help students advance rapidly toward their academic, professional or personal English language goals. Advanced-level IEP students may enroll in TCU courses for degree credit while in the noncredit, certificate program. (Undergraduate degree program candidates should visit the TCU Admission page at http://www.admission.tcu.edu. Successful completion of the Advanced-level IEP allows applicants to the undergraduate program to waive the TOEFL admission requirement.)
An IEP student begins at his/her own level and studies intensively at least 20 hours each week. Classes are organized into teams of 15 or fewer students. Outside of class, IEP students work in a computer learning lab, take standardized English exams, and meet one-to-one with conversation partners (native English speaking TCU students, staff or faculty members who speak with the IEP students in English and sometimes in another language known by the IEP student and being studied by the partner).
The IEP sessions begin in January, March, May, July, August and October.
Click here to see the IEP at TCU calendar.
Click here to download the application for only the IEP (and not also the undergraduate degree program). See our simple application process.
Click here to download the application for the IEP plus the undergraduate degree program.
Click here to read the IEP at TCU Student Handbook.
See the full benefits of being a student of the IEP at TCU.
See the IEP at TCU weekly class schedule.
See the IEP Student Handbook.
We are diverse! When looking for an English language program, be sure to ask about the program's diversity. The IEP at TCU is very proud of our diverse student population.