PLEASE NOTE: ON Language is now updating its application and admission information for the Intensive English Program (IEP).  THE NEW APPLICATION IS EXPECTED TO OPEN NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 15, 2018. Please click here to indicate your interest in applying, or simply come back to this page on or after December 15 to apply.

IEP Admission Requirements

ON Language IEP applicants must meet all of the following requirements in order to be considered for acceptance:

  • Be at least 17 years of age

  • Be willing and available to attend classes for 20 hours per week and complete all outside assignments during each 9-week session

  • Have completed a minimum of a middle school education or above

IEP Application Requirements

In order to be considered for admission to the ON Language IEP, applicants must submit*:

  • Government-issued photo identification

  • Completed ON Language IEP application

  • Official school or college/university transcripts (foreign transcripts MUST be officially translated and verified by a reputable evaluation service such as NACES, USCES, or WES)

  • Qualifying visa, if applicable

  • Application fee (includes placement test) $25

and participate in a face-to-face (in person or online) admission interview. 

In addition, international students will be required to submit

  • an official bank statement and other verification of sufficient funds to pay all of the following expenses for at least one year of attending ON Language in the United States.

    • tuition and fees

    • room and board

    • transportation expenses

    • health insurance, and

    • other expenses

Please note: International students will not be admitted until ON Language has received authorization from the U.S. Federal Government to do so; official application pending.

For international students, official evidence by way of documents showing of financial support must be submitted to ON Language for admission purposes and issuance of the Form I-20. This evidence is also required by the United States Embassy or Consulate when applying for a student visa to enter this country.

United States Immigration and Naturalization Service Laws and Regulations: It is the student’s responsibility to know and to comply carefully with all non-immigrant visa requirements as stated under the United States laws under Section 101 (a) (15) (F) (I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

*Please note: Local university students applying to ON Language may submit their current university student ID in lieu of some admission documents. Local company employees sponsored by their employer may show proof of employer sponsorship in lieu of certain admission documents, as appropriate. In all cases, an official photo ID is required.

Applicants who are accepted to the ON Language IEP must pay the full tuition amount by the due date prior to each session in order to be enrolled and eligible to attend classes.

Additional admission policy information regarding applicants/learners who are refugees:

ON Language adopts a welcoming and supportive stance toward refugees to the U.S. from all parts of the world. ON Language offers tuition support to its learners who are refugees as defined under U.S. law (see and according to the following terms on a first-come, first-serve basis:

  • Individuals (in good standing) who have entered the U.S. as refugees, within their first two years from arrival, may receive a full tuition waiver from ON Language.

  • Those within three years of their arrival as refugees may receive a 50% tuition waiver from ON Language.

  • Potential recipients of tuition waivers for refugees will need to provide up to two references in order to be eligible for the tuition waiver benefit; they also should indicate on the ON Language application that they would like to be considered for the tuition waiver.

  • Refugee applicants will be notified of whether they have been accepted for the appropriate waiver before the beginning of the applicable session.

  • The number of learners who receive tuition waivers in any given session will not exceed 30% of the total number of enrolled students per session.