University of Northern Colorado

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    $10,000 — $15,000 Semester

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  • Conditional Admission Available


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    TOEFL: 70+ , IELTS: Band 6.5+

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The Intensive English Program (IEP) of University of Northern Colorado is one of the highly rated and long standing language training programs in the country, fully accredited by CEA. It fuses cross cultural immersion with focused English language instruction to create a unique and distinctive college preparatory experience.

Experienced student-focused faculty instructors are all multilingual and have MAs in TEFL/TESL and Applied Linguistics and related fields. Students will find themselves in an intimate, friendly and supportive environment.

University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is a public graduate research institution that is nationally rated with over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs of study. UNC offers a wide variety of programs and services to its students while maintaining smaller class sizes to facilitate student achievement. Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, students enjoy all of the benefits of a major university and the warm college atmosphere of a traditional American town. 


The Intensive English Program offers five levels of classes to intermediate and advanced students administered in eight week sessions. There are five sessions for academic preparation per year with a flexible timeline and rolling admission:

  • Spring 1 (January-March)
  • Spring 2 (March-May)
  • Summer (June-July)
  • Fall 1 (August-October)
  • Fall 2 (October-December)

Current tuition costs for 2018-2019:

  • 2 credits per class: $740
  • 9 credits per session: $3,305
  • 18 credits per semester: $6,760

Additional cost: international student support enrollment fee $150, international student insurance plan approximately $300 per month.


Program features:

  1. Conditional and provisional language pathway to academic admission to UNC.  No TOEFL or IELTS score is required for admission when students apply or are placed in the program
  2. 22 hours of intensive English instruction per week in primary domains of Listening and Speaking, Writing, Grammar and Reading
  3. Specialized classes offered including Practical Articulatory Phonetics as well as Intermediate and Advanced English Vocabulary
  4. Thorough preparation for transition to college, which includes student support services such as academic research training, tutoring, note-taking and study skills
  5. Connection to the International Student and Scholar Services and the Cross-cultural Events teams that offer a variety of excursions and cultural experiences in some of Colorado’s most treasured locations (Estes Park Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Springs, Boulder and downtown Denver)
  6. Students also have opportunities to engage with Americans, participate in organized extracurricular, cultural activities, and join student clubs
  7. Weekly volunteer-led Conversation Group meetings where students can build their English language skills

The Center for International Education and International Student & Scholar Services host trips around Colorado designed to foster friends and provide experiences outside of the classroom for both international and domestic students. Join us in spending weekends hiking in Estes Park, exploring Boulder and Denver or going to sporting events, rodeos and more!

Cross-cultural programs:

  • International ambassador program
  • Friendship family program
  • English conversation groups


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University of Northern Colorado

Center for International Education
University Center
501 20th Street
Greeley CO 80639
P: 9703512396
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