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You take classes that match your ability when you study in our program


As a new student in our program, you will take a placement examination on the first day of classes.  Based on the  results of the examination, you will be put in one of four levels of classes: high  beginning, intermediate, high  intermediate, and advanced. Also, depending upon your scores on  various sections of the test, you may be placed  at a higher or lower level in one or more skills  areas.

No TOEFL score needed when you complete our intensive English program

i like ieliIf you successfully complete the Intensive English Language Institute, you do not need a TOEFL score to take  classes at Utah State University. Both undergraduate and graduate students can begin classes without taking the  TOEFL

English classes are for credit; you may be able to graduate earlier

stairsWhen you study in the Intensive English Language Institute, you receive credit for each class. 18 to 36 of these  credits may be applied as elective credit toward graduation from USU. For example, if your major requires 120  credits, and if you can apply 18 to 36 IELI credits as elective credit, you will be able to graduate about one semester  earlier.
 Some majors, engineering majors, for example, do not allow for elective credit. If you study in one of these majors,  you will not be able to use IELI credits to graduate earlier.