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.
The StepUp program involves intensive non-credit coursework that provides comprehensive English language and cultural training at high-intermediate to advanced levels of proficiency. Students at lower levels of proficiency are offered indiviudal tutoring sessions in the ELLA Clinic. 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. Conditionally admitted students must successfully complete one full semester of the StepUp Program.
StepUp Program Dates and Application Deadlines
|Session||Dates||deadline for U.S. CItizens and permanent residents||deadline for foreign nationals requiring a student visa|
Full term: Feb. 5-April 19
First half: Feb. 5-Mar. 8
Second half: Mar. 18-April 19
|StepUp application, fee and deposit due before the first week of class||StepUp application, fee, deposit and visa documents due Nov. 20, 2023|
Full term: June 17-Aug. 8
First half: June 17-July 12
Second half: July 15-Aug. 8
|StepUp application, fee and deposit due before the first week of class||StepUp application, fee, deposit and visa documents due May 1, 2024|
Full term: Sept. 11-Nov. 8
First half: Sept. 11-Oct. 11
Second half: Oct. 15-Nov. 8
|StepUp application, fee and deposit due before the first week of class||StepUp application, fee, deposit and visa documents due June 28, 2024|
How to Apply
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. You the must pay the $500 tuition deposit.
Submit any documents required for the I-20 for a visa (if you need one).
If you need an I-20 to get get a visa to study in the U.S., then you will need to submit documents to OISS at (610) 758-4859 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pay the final StepUp balance.
We will issue you a final invoice and you must pay the remaining balance (if any) by the first week of StepUp classes.
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) at least 60 days before the program start date to receive a refund. If you have any questions, please contact the ICAPE office.