2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


Intensive English Program

The Intensive English Program (IEP) is a non-degree, credit-bearing unit of TCU’s University Programs. Itaims to help students advance rapidly toward their academic, professional and personal English language goals. Advanced-level IEP students may enroll in TCU courses for undergraduate degree credit while in the non-degree credit, certificate program. 

Those seeking entry to a TCU graduate program should see the International Student Admission section in this catalog. Completion of the advanced-level IEP allows the applicants to some TCU graduate programs to waive the TOEFL admission requirement.

TCU graduate programs may provide IEP tuition scholarships for a month-long summer session or even a full semester. (Intending students should check with their graduate departments.) The IEP at TCU will match any graduate program scholarship for IEP tuition so that the prospective graduate student may study English, tuition-covered; this doubles the amount of time the student may study English at no tuition cost.  (Semester fees are usually not covered by the scholarships.) TCU employees and family members may pay half the IEP tuition when enrolling.

An IEP student begins at his or her own level and studies intensively at least 20 hours a week. Classes are organized into teams of 15 or fewer students. Outside class, IEP students work in a computer learning lab, take standardized English exams and meet one-to-one with conversation partners (native English speaking TCU students, staff or faculty who speak with the IEP student in English and sometimes in another language known by the IEP student and being studied by the partner).

IEP sessions begin January, March, May, July, August and October. More information is available at iep.tcu.edu.