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Intensive English Program
Admission Requirements

Admission to the Intensive English Program (IEP) is open to non-native English speakers* who have completed secondary school and have already acquired low-intermediate level English proficiency. Applicants must complete our International Application and those needing an F-1 visa must submit immigration documents (see below).

Please note:

  • Start dates and deadlines to apply
  • Intensive English Program (IEP) costs
  • Applicants must be at least 17 years of age at the program start time
  • Admission to the Intensive English Program does not constitute admission to SNHU for academic study; academic admission requires direct application to your program. See our International Admission Requirements.
  • International students are required to purchase medical insurance from SNHU for the duration of their program.

To apply:

  • Complete our online International Application and pay a $40 application fee.
  • Applicants needing an F-1 visa must submit proof of financial support and a copy of the passport must also be submitted to For required financial amounts, see our International Admission Requirements.
  • If you are currently in the United States and need to transfer your visa, please also send a photocopy of your current I-20 or DS-2019 and visa page from your passport to

*Applicants from countries in which English is considered an official language may not be eligible for the Intensive English Program. To inquire, please email
Admission decisions are at the discretion of SNHU International Admission.