What to Expect

After taking a placement test during orientation that determines your proficiency level, you will be placed in one of three levels based on your results: intermediate, high intermediate or advanced. Classes are held at UTSA’s Main Campus and are approximately 15 students, giving you personalized attention.


The Intensive English Program offers a unique educational experience, including:

  • world-class, expert faculty, who have master of arts in teaching English as a second language degrees.
  • a rigorous academic program, with clear learning objectives at each level.
  • a unique dedication from faculty and staff to help you succeed academically.
  • access to all services available at The University of Texas at San Antonio.


The Intensive English Program is for anyone who wants to:

  • fulfill a personal dream of pursuing a degree from a U.S. college or university.
  • achieve professional success in the U.S. or abroad.
  • gain a significant improvement in English language proficiency while enjoying a stay in beautiful San Antonio, Texas.

Fall 2019

Orientation week: August 19-23, 2019

First day of class: August 26, 2019

Final day to register: September 11, 2019

Last day of class: December 6, 2019


Spring 2020

Orientation week: January 13-17, 2020

First day of class: January 21, 2020

Final day to register: February 5, 2020

Last day of class: May 8, 2020


Summer 2020

Orientation week: May 21-25, 2020

First day of class: May 26, 2020

Final day to register: June 10, 2020

Last day of class: August 7, 2020

I had a wonderful experience with the Intensive Language Program. I feel more prepared and less stressed because the IEP helped me with my English. Plus, I like San Antonio and UTSA because I can meet people from all over the world.
Iskander, Kazakhstan

I learned a lot of things here in the United States. Before I came here, I didn’t know English - only the basic words - and IEP helped me progress to understand everything better. I also loved to learn about the Texas culture. IEP helped me understand things better here. I love Texas now! UTSA has people here from every country and they are very open to us.
Orcidio, Angola

Instruction Focuses on these areas
  • Reading / Vocabulary

    You will learn the definitions and contextual uses of many different words. Some may sound the very similar, but have small differences in their spellings and pronunciations.

  • Writing / Grammar

    You will learn to apply a wide array of advanced vocabulary to writing assignments.

  • Oral Communication

    You will learn how to speak the English language fluently with ease. There are many nuances to the English language that are not easily understood by just reading a textbook.

  • TOEFL Preparation

    (Test of English as a Foreign) We will test the skills you have obtained over the course of this ESL program.

Proficiency Scale

Student may be placed in any of the 3 levels of English study currently offered based on results of a placement test: intermediate, high Intermediate, and advanced.


Requirements for the IEP


UTSA IEP age requirment

Must be 17 years old by the first day of class.

UTSA IEP age requirment

Must submit a photocopy of current passport and visa (if applicable).

UTSA IEP age requirment

Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.

UTSA IEP age requirment

Must submit a bank statement showing that you have at least $13,282.00 to pay educational expenses.

Approximate Cost Per Semester

(prices are subject to change)

Tuition and Fees
Application Fee$60
University Fees$513
Living Expences
One year (Summer, Fall, Spring)$9,200
One Semester (Fall or Spring) $3,500
Meal Plan
One Semester (Fall, or Spring)$1,900
Other Mandatory Expenses
Health Insurance, Spring/Summer 2020$1,667
Personal Expenses$1,000

*Please note that students who enroll in the Spring semesters will automatically be charged heath insurance for Spring and Summer

Financial Assistance

Refer-a-Friend Discount