Intensive English Programs

The Intensive English Program (IEP) is a year-round, on-campus academic program designed to ensure that international students acquire the English-language and university-level learning skills needed for success in undergraduate or graduate programs.

Students can apply for conditional admission into the university through the IEP program and may take university classes for credit when they reach the required academic skill level. To ensure success, students receive one-on-one tutoring, academic advisement and student life counseling. IEP students receive access to use the University LibraryStudent Health CenterStudent Recreation Center (for a small fee), swimming pools and many other university facilities.


How To Apply

The online application and detailed instructions for the IEP only can be accessed from the IEP How to Apply page.

The online application and detailed instructions for the IEP with Conditional Admission can be accessed from the IEP-CA How to Apply Page.

Programs Offered

CSUN offers an 8-week Intensive English Program with entry dates throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.

Additionally, CSUN offers Conditional Admission to most of its bachelor’s degree programs, as well as to selected master’s degree programs. To view the complete list of degrees that offer Conditional Admission, refer to the Intensive English Program Overview Fyler.

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Applications & Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy a number of requirements, including a minimum age and first-term tuition paid in full.

To view a full list of requirements, along with the additional application and program information for IEP only, visit the  IEP Admission Requirements page. For IEP with Conditional Admission, visit the IEP-CA Admission Requirements page.

For questions and concerns, please email


The cost for the program including tuition, fees and housing/meal plan is approximately $6,800 per 8-week session.

For a current list of IEP and IEP with Conditional Admission programs costs, please visit the IEP Tuition & Fees and the IEP-CA Tuition & Fees pages. 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Unfortunately, financial aid and scholarships are not available for CSUN’s Intensive English Program.

Housing & Residential Life

On-campus housing for Intensive English Program students features convenient, apartment-style accommodations in the same on-campus community with regular university students. Students in on-campus housing become familiar with the campus more quickly, meet other students more easily and take part in the many social and recreational activities organized by both IPP Housing and CSUN housing.

For more information on housing and accommodations, visit the IEP Housing or the IEP-CA Housing page.

For current housing and meal plan costs, please visit the IEP Tuition & Fees or the IEP-CA Tuition & Fees pages.


Current list of Intensive English Program (IEP) deadlines can be found at the IEP How to Apply page.

Current list of Intensive English Program (IEP) with Conditional Admission deadlines can be found at the IEP-CA How to Apply page. 

Students Who Have Already Applied

Students who have applied and have questions or concerns, including those related to the application or I-20 documentation, can email for assistance.