Program and Classes

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At the University of Miami (UM) Intensive English Program (IEP), courses follow an academic and skills-based curriculum. We integrate the essential skills of listening and speaking, reading and writing into one complete program of study. Classes vary by levelProgram and Classes and include targeted skills such as conversation, or integrated skills like English for business or current events. The integration of these important language skills helps prepare students for study at a university in the United States or for life as a working professional.

Placement Exam

Students take the IEP placement test to determine their level. The placement test is approximately two hours long and includes listening, reading, writing and an oral interview. IEP placement test

Program length

The University of Miami's (UM) Intensive English Program (IEP) offers Full Sessions that begin in September, January and May. The IEP also offers Mid-Session starts that begin in October, February and June. These Mid-session 6-week sessions can only be attended by new IEP students. View our program length

Sample Schedule

IEP students attend class Monday through Friday. Students in Levels 1, 2 and 3 are in class 23 hours a week. Students in Levels 4 and 5 attend 20 hours of class. See sample class schedules


The IEP has classes in reading, writing and oral communication.
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The IEP has five levels. Students must take a placement test during registration to determine which level is most appropriate for them.
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Apply to UM

Undergraduates: Admission to the University of Miami is selective. The University of Miami may offer conditional admission to academically qualified applicants who are unable to take the TOEFL, or who have scored less than the required minimum.
Graduate: Admission into a graduate program at the University of Miami is selective and determined by each individual department/program. Application process