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Intensive English Program students may apply for conditional admission to study in Western Carolina University's undergraduate.

Gain a competitive edge by studying with the WCU Intensive English Program. Here you can learn the language and academic skills needed to succeed at the university and in your career.

We are here to help you with the application process. Contact our Admissions Specialist at


Admission Requirements

  • For IEP or IEP with conditional admission to a WCU Undergraduate program:
    1. A minimum age of 18
    2. High school or secondary school diploma
  • IEP with conditional admission to WCU Graduate program: contact Graduate School Admissions.
  • Admission to WCU Undergraduate programs requires successful completion of the WCU IEP, iBT: 68, or IELTS: 6.0

Application Process

Follow these simple steps to complete the application process.

The online application is formatted for use on mobile phones and tablets.

Send these required documents to

  • Passport OR Permanent Residency Card
  • High School or University Transcripts
  • Financial Guarantee for at least $28 541 (USD)

If you are in the USA right now, you must also submit:

  • Your current visa

Pay the $155 application fee. Our Admissions Specialist will email payment instructions to you. 

WCU accepts all major credit cards. If you cannot pay with a credit card, please contact us at to make different payment arrangements.

Follow these steps to Record a Short Video.

  • Go to the IEP Flipgrid Website
  • Log in with your Google or Microsoft account.
  • Answer the question with a 1.5 minute video

Submit your ID photograph using our ONLINE FORM

Your picture should follow these guidelines:

  • JPEG file format
  • Look at the camera (like in a passport photograph)
  • Do not cover your face
  • No hats (traditional headwear is fine)
  • No sunglasses
  • Picture of your head + shoulders is preferred

English Language Test

Do you need to take an iBT or IELTS test? Use the resources below to find a test that is best for you:

IEP Students in front of the Camp Building


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