Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Can I transfer to the IEP?

    If you are currently studying at another school in the United States, you can request a transfer to the IEP at UM.

  • What do I need to send to the IEP to complete my transfer application?

    You will need to submit the following:

    • Application to the Intensive English Program, including your permanent foreign address and your local U.S. address
    • Bank letter or scholarship letter
    • Nonrefundable/nontransferable application fee of $125
    • Photocopy of the passport identification page
    • Photocopy of the F-1 visa stamp in passport
    • Photocopy of your current Form I-20
    • Print-out of your I-94
    • UM Intensive English Program Transfer Eligibility Form 

IEP Tuition

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IEP Classes

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  • How does the IEP decide my level?

    You will take a placement exam before you arrive at the Intensive English Program via Zoom. The exam has listening section, a reading section, a writing section and an interview with an IEP faculty member.

  • How many hours will I be in class?

    All full-time IEP students at the IEP take 20-23 hours of class.


    Lower levels (L1-3) take 20 hours per week.

    Upper levels (L4-5) take 23 hours per week. 

  • When do IEP classes meet?

    IEP classes meet every weekday Monday through Friday. Classes are scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. 

    Your schedule will very depending on level placement and section. 

  • When will I receive my schedule?

    You will receive your IEP class schedule on the final day of orientation.

Admission to UM

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  • Can I attend UM after I finish the IEP?

    Successful completion of Level 5 in the Intensive English Program fulfills the English requirement for undergraduate admission to the University of Miami. Admission to the University of Miami is completed through the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Admission to the University of Miami is selective. We actively seek students who demonstrate academic strength, personal integrity, and seriousness of educational purpose.

  • Does UM offer future admission through the IEP?

    Yes, UM offers future admission to academically qualified undergraduate applicants. Academically qualified applicants who have scored less than the required minimum, may be offered admission to undergraduate programs with the condition that they successfully complete level five of the University of Miami Intensive English Program.