Intensive English Program Dates

General Information

The Intensive English Program (IEP) is a pre-academic English proficiency program that prepares students for university study and for professional life. The IEP has two 8-week sessions per semester and offers 20 hours of English language instruction per week (18 hours in core classes + 2 hours in special topics). New applicants have the option to apply for 8-, 12- or 16-week registration periods. The entry date options are listed below. The program is open to any student who has completed high school and is 18 years old or older.

Please note: In compliance with U.S. Government Regulations, UWM requires all students with an F-1 visa to have health insurance. F-1 students will be automatically enrolled in the UWM Student Health Insurance. Other plans will not be accepted. The cost for this insurance is the student's responsibility and payment is due before class begins, along with tuition and fees. 

  • The application and registration deadline is one month before the session check-in date, as listed for each session below.
  • Late applications may be accepted when space is available.
  • New students needing an I-20 should apply more than two months in advance of the check-in date.
  • Allow one month from the time the application is complete (application form, financial support information, initial payment) for receipt of the I-20 document.

Summer Semester 2015: ENROLLMENT CLOSED

Month I: June 8 – July 2 (4 weeks)

Month II: July 6 - July 31 (4 Weeks)

Month 1: Starts June 8
New students must arrive on June 3.
Tuition due June 8.

Month 2 : Starts July 6
New students arrive on July 1.
Tuition due July 6.

Fall Semester 2015: September 2, 2015 - December 18, 2015

Term I: September 2 – October 23 (8 weeks)

Term II: October 26 - December 18 (8 Weeks)

Month 1

Starts September 2; New students must arrive on August 27.

(Recommended arrival: August 24 for all-campus welcome events) 

Apply no later than July 15 if you need the F-1 visa.

Tuition due August 27.

Month 2 (If you begin during Month 2, you will join a class in progress.)

Starts September 28; New students must arrive on September 23.

Apply no later than August 12 if you need the F-1 visa. 

Tuition due Sept 23.

Month 3 Starts October 26; New students must arrive on October 21.

Apply no later than September 9 if you need the F-1 visa. Tuition due October 21.

Month 4
No new students.