There are two options for study in the IESL program at Eastern University.
- Students who desire to enter an undergraduate or graduate degree program at Eastern University but must improve their English proficiency first, should apply directly to the desired degree program through the corresponding admissions office. Instead of presenting a standardized English score like a TOEFL or IELTS, or if the TOEFL or IELTS score is too low, the student may opt to begin in the IESL program until meeting the required English proficiency standard for admission. In this option, the student attains conditional acceptance and is admitted to the degree program upon successful completion of IESL.
- Students who do not wish to continue into a degree program at Eastern University or who are not sure, may apply directly to the IESL program. Upon completion of IESL , the student then may transfer to another school, continue at Eastern (subject to space available in a program) or go home. If the student begins IESL and later decides to study at Eastern, he/she must achieve conditional acceptance to the degree program prior to completion of IESL.Â Fill out the IESL Non-Degree Application.
All international students at Eastern University must purchase the student health insurance plan and submit the necessary health forms as well as the other admission-related forms. Information and forms are found at the health center. An international student who possesses current, sufficient US based medical insurance from a well-respected company must request a waiver though the Student Development Office prior to semester start to be considered.
To be eligible for a student visa, international students must follow the financial documentation instructions found on the Prospective International Students' Web site.
Local community members who donâ€™t need a student visa, but wish to improve their English skills, may apply for part-time study in the IESL program at Eastern University. Acceptance to part-time study is subject to availability of space in IESL classes of the same proficiency level as the applicant after testing. More information about part-time study for community members is available by contacting the IESL Coordinator at the Saint Davidâ€™s campus:
Eastern University IESL Office, ELC 107
1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087