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  • Applicant must have earned a high school diploma from accredited institution.
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicant must provide proof of financial statement to prove ability (personal or sponsor) to pay for living expenses and tuition while in the United States.
  • Applicants planning to pursue a university degree at USI after completion of the IEP, must also meet the bachelor or master degree program requirements.

Applying to USI Intensive English Program

To apply to the Intensive English Program at the University of Southern Indiana, please follow these instructions: 

  • Complete the International Student Application for the Intensive English Program (complete online from International Student Application) with $40 application fee. The fee can be paid at the end of the online application. Please indicate that you will be attending the Intensive English Program first and that you are interested in a particular major after you successfully complete the IEP.  

  • Provide a copy of a passport for you and dependents, if you bring any.

  • Provide original transcripts of all secondary schools, colleges, and universities with an English translation (with graduation date). Click here to upload your records through USI secure form.

  • Provide:

       a.) original bank statement (U.S. currency) or a letter from a sponsor in the amount required and

       b.) Upload the:

            Statement Of Finances 2023 2024

            Statement of Finances 2024 2025

  • Students currently in the U.S. on a J-1 or F-1 visa and who will be transferring directly to USI from another U.S. school or university must also submit an International Student Transfer Form.

Once all documents are received and reviewed, an admission decision will be made. Students are notified of the admission decision by email. Start application process at least 2 months before the session you want to start.

After Completing the Application

Now that you have completed the application process to USI, get a jump start by submitting your required immigration documents to receive your I-20 or DS-2019. 

Submit Required Documents

Students may apply for undergraduate or graduate admission and admission to the Intensive English Program simultaneously.

Undergraduate Conditional Admission

  • Conditional admission without TOEFL or IELTS upon successful completion of IEP to the University of Southern Indiana will be granted for students whose academic or professional qualifications are very good but whose English language needs improvement.
  • Students will need to graduate from the Intensive English Program in order to be eligible to enroll in a major at USI. Due to the competitive nature of the programs at USI, acceptance into the academic program also depends upon meeting the requirements set by each individual program. If additional documents are needed, you will be contacted by the Admission representative.
  • If you are already proficient in English and do not need IEP, please refer to the acceptable proficiency tests below:
    1. TOEFL - IBT minimum 71, PBT minimum 527
    2. IELTS – minimum 6.0
    3. Cambridge English Advanced – minimum 169
    4. EIKEN – minimum Grade Pre-1*
    For more information about admission requirements, refer to the International Admissions website.

Graduate Conditional Admission

  • Graduate students can apply as non-degree seeking for the Intensive English Program only and can apply for a graduate program while attending English classes. Graduate students have to submit a minimum ibtTOEFL score of 79 or a minimum IELTS score of 6 for application purposes. Higher scores may be required for some programs. Students should check for additional program requirements before applying. For more information, please refer to Graduate Studies.