Academic Program

The Intensive English Program offers a rigorous program of classes in order to help students reach the level of English that they need for success at an American university.


Full-time students take twenty hours per week in reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking. When there is enough demand, we offer a test preparation class for the either the IELTS or TOEFL.

The Intensive English Program offers five levels of instruction, high beginning through advanced. Students are given a placement test on the first day of class, and levels are decided by a committee. Students who are stronger in one skill than another may be placed in different levels for each skill. Advancement to the next level of instruction is based on the class performance, student’s post test score, and instructor recommendation. All students take an exit test.


The IEP offers free tutoring to students who need additional help in any of their classes.


The official TOEFL is given on campus at the UWF Testing Centers.

Conditional Admission to UWF

The University of West Florida grants conditional acceptance to undergraduate students who meet all the academic requirements for degree programs but do not have the English skills necessary to study in the University. To apply for conditional acceptance, students must submit an application to the IEP and another one to UWF. If a student is granted conditional acceptance, they must complete the highest level of the IEP with a grade of 88% in all their classes, and pass the IEP’s exit test with a score of 78 in order to be admitted to the University.