How to Apply

Submit your application for our Intensive English Program (IEP) - Apply Now
  1. Complete and submit your online application
  2. Application fee $80 - Special promotion: No application fee for our May (session 2) & July (session 3) 2018 IEP Sessions
  3. Once you've submitted your application, our ESL Advisor will contact you to discuss your application and next steps
  4. Not sure of which level you need to take? Email or call 510-224-9829
Please note: Application fee is non-refundable.
Students must have a proficiency level higher than a true beginner in the English language to be accepted into the IEP.
Level 1 is the high elementary, or CEFR A2, level, within IELTS band 4, and it equates approximately to a TOEFL score of 31.
Placement Test
New IEP students must attend a new student orientation before their first class meeting. During the orientation, students will take a placement test to identify their level of English proficiency. Students will be placed in a level based on their results. The placement test may be waived if the student provides an original copy of a TOEFL or IELTS test report form which is not more than two years old.