About the Program


The Intensive English Program (IEP) is designed for people whose native language is not English.

Our mission is to help our students reach personal and academic goals:

  • We provide our students with language skills for academic success at UIS and beyond.
  • We support UIS faculty and staff who work with non-native English speakers.
  • We welcome non-native speakers who are not enrolled in a degree-seeking program at UIS.

We offer:


  • IEP Placement Exam for new IEP students to determine placement in the Intensive English Program
  • UIS Administered English Admissions Exam
    • iTEP Academic– for IEP students to gain admission to a degree program
    • MELICET – for affiliated applicants applying from abroad