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With more than 38 years of experience, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an internationally recognized provider of English-language and college-preparation instruction. CSUN’s Intensive English Program (IEP) prepares students for successful university study and effective English communication.

The IEP is an immersive English program with:

  • State-of-the-art language lessons
  • Small class sizes (typically 15 to 18 students)
  • Customizable content and elective classes
  • Experienced faculty with advanced degrees
  • Digital badges awarded for professional skills and achievements
  • American cultural activities
  • Access to a university campus and student life

The IEP offers the following benefits:

  • Conditional (pre-approved) admission to CSUN programs prior to students meeting the English-language proficiency admission requirements;
  • Preparation for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examinations;
  • TOEFL waivers, which enable IEP students who have "pre-approved conditional admission" status and have completed the IEP's University Bridge level with a minimum cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) of 3.0 to enter approved degree programs of their choice at CSUN – or a partnering institution – without taking the TOEFL;
  • One-on-one tutoring sessions, free of charge; and
  • For students in the IEP’s Advanced and University Bridge levels– the option of substituting university-credit courses for one or more IEP classes. This feature enables eligible students to begin working on their undergraduate or graduate degrees at CSUN while still enrolled in the IEP.