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StepUp Intensive English is a spring, summer or fall program for both conditionally admitted and non-degree seeking students at the high - intermediate to advanced levels of English proficiency.

Choose ONLINE or in-person classes!

The StepUp program involves intensive non-credit coursework and/or individual tutoring that provide comprehensive English language and cultural training at high-intermediate to advanced levels of proficiency. Students at lower levels of proficiency are offered tutoring sessions.  Our goal is to help multilingual students develop sufficient of English language proficiency so they can communicate effectively and socialize into U.S. culture successfully.

Successful completion of advanced StepUp courses fulfills the requirements for students awarded Conditional Admissions.

StepUp Program Dates and Application Deadlines

SessionDatesUS CITIZEN OR Permanent residentNot a us citizen
You Need a student visa to study full-TIME
Fall 2022Dates: Sept. 5th to Nov. 4th

Application, fee, deposit due:

Before first week of class

Application, fee, deposit, documents due:

Visa: Need to apply by June 5th, 2022

Spring 2023Dates:  Feb. 6th to Apr. 14th

Application, fee, deposit due:

Before first week of class

Application, fee, deposit, documents due:

Visa: Need to apply by TBD

Summer 2023Dates June 19th to Aug. 4th

Application, fee, deposit due:

Before first week of class

Application, fee, deposit, documents due:

Visa: Need to apply by TBD

Fall 2023Dates: Sept. 4th to Nov. 3rd

Application, fee, deposit due:

Before first week of class

Application, fee, deposit, documents due:

Visa: Need to apply by TBD

StepUp Program Prices

FULL-TIME PRICE: (includes 3 CORE COURSES,1 elective, plus Learning Center, 7-9 weeks; 4.5 days per week): $4,900

(20% discount for Conditionally Admitted Students)

Make Your Own Schedule at Part-Time Prices:

CORE COURSES

____ Academic Writing and Grammar, 6 hours per week, 7-9 week session: $1,500

____ Speaking and Listening, 6 hours per week, 7-9 week session: $1,500

____ Reading and Discussion, 6 hours per week, 7-9 week session: $1,500

ELECTIVE COURSES

____ Culture and Conversation, 3 hours per week, 7-9 week session: $725 

____ Workplace Communication, 3 hours per week, 7-9 week session: $725 

____ Pronunciation or Grammar, 3 hours per week, 7-9 week session: $725

____ Academic Study Skills, 3 hours per week, 7-9 week session: $725

____ Business English Communication, 3 hours per week, 7-9 week session: $725

ADD-ON COURSES

____ IELTS or TOEFL Practice, 6 hours per week, 7-9 week session: $1,500

____ Additional Tutoring Sessions (See Tutoring Prices)

StepUp Sample Schedule

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:20-10:35Writing and GrammarWriting and GrammarWriting and GrammarWriting and GrammarTutoring ($)
10:45-12:00Listening and SpeakingListening and SpeakingListening and SpeakingListening and SpeakingLearning Center
 Lunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch Break
1:00-2:30Reading and DiscussionReading and DiscussionReading and DiscussionReading and DiscussionOptional Social Activity ($)
2:40-4:10TOEFL Class ($)Pronunciation WorkshopTOEFL Class ($)Pronunciation Workshop 

How to Apply

1

Complete the StepUp application. Then, pay the non-refundable $50 application fee.

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2

Wait for ICAPE's response.

We will send you an acceptance letter and instructions on obtaining your I-20 and visa if you need one.

3

Pay the $500 program deposit to reserve your classes.

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Refunds: The $50 application fee is non-refundable. Refunds for the $500 deposit are only granted in cases of visa denial/delay and other unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances. In these cases, you must provide written notice to ICAPE (email is acceptable) by 60 days before the program start date in order to receive any refund. If you have any questions, please contact the ICAPE office.