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StepUp Intensive English is a spring, summer or fall program for both conditionally admitted and non-degree seeking students.

ONLINE StepUp is available!

The StepUp program involves intensive non-credit coursework and/or individual tutoring that provide comprehensive English language and cultural training at all levels of proficiency. Our goal is to help multilingual students develop high-intermediate to advanced levels 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
Summer 2020 SessionJune 18th to August 7th

Application, fee, deposit due:

Before first week of class

Application, fee, deposit due:

Before first week of class

Fall 2020 SessionSeptember 9th to November 13th

Application, fee, deposit due:

Before first week of class


Application, fee, deposit, documents due:

July 9, 2020

StepUp Program Prices

Full-time Step-Up (7-9 weeks; 3 classes and 1 Workshop; Learning Center for free; 4.5 days per week): $4,900 

Make Your Own Schedule at Part-Time Prices:

____  Academic Writing and Grammar, 6 hours per week: $1,500

____  Speaking and Listening, 6 hours per week: $1,500

____  Reading and Discussion Workshop, 6 hours per week: $1500

____  IELTS or TOEFL Practice, 3 hours per week: $1,500

____  Pronunciation or Grammar, 3 hours per week: $725

____  Academic Study Skills, 3 hours per week: $725

____  English for Business Communication, 3 hours per week: $725

____  Additional Tutoring Sessions (See Tutoring Prices)

StepUp Sample Schedule

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


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

Apply Now 


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.


Pay the $500 program deposit to reserve your classes.

Pay Now

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.