Intensive English Program
This program is for students who want to study English to prepare for the University or for their own personal or professional goals. In addition to classes, there are field trips and social activities.
ELP students are enrolled at Kansas State University and enjoy access to all student services and activities including the
- ELP Tutoring Center,
- International Technology Commons,
- K-State Recreation Center, Hale Library, and
- International Student and Scholar Services.
Earn University Credit
All ELP classes carry undergraduate academic credit at Kansas State University. This is unlike other schools where intensive English classes do not carry credit or cannot be used for a degree. Depending on your major, up to 15 credit hours of ELP classes can be used toward a degree at Kansas State University.
English Credits Applied to Your Degree
Intensive English Classes
Full-time students take 18-20 hours of classes every week. In addition, students may sign up for tutoring, spend time at the ITC, and participate in other activities. In general, students who come to study on an F-1 visa must be enrolled in a full course load of 18 credit hours. (For full information on enrollment requirements for F-1 and J-1 students, consult International Student and Scholar Services.
Levels and Classes
Students who do not provide proof of English language proficiency with their application will take the English Proficiency Test (EPT) when they arrive at Kansas State University. EPT scores are used to place students into the right level of ELP classes or to demonstrate that they have English proficiency needed to begin university classes in a degree program.
Students who have submitted iBT (TOEFL) or IELTS scores and qualify for K-State Fast Start may be placed into ELP classes based on their TOEFL or IELTS scores without taking the EPT.
Students move through the ELP at different speeds and are placed into levels based on these guidelines.