Intensive English Program (IEP) Application Requirements

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Austin Community College's Intensive English Program (IEP) is designed for students whose goal is to complete an associate degree at Austin Community College (ACC) or to transfer to another college or university. Students can apply to the program, and if accepted, be issued a Form I-20 to apply for an F-1 student visa in their home country.

All classes for the Intensive English Program (IEP) are held at the Highland Campus.

There are four levels of the Intensive English Program (IEP), held in eight-week sessions. There are two eight-week session each Fall and Spring semester, and one eight-week session in the Summer semester. Each session of the IEP costs $2,200 U.S. dollars.

Upon successful completion of the Intensive English Program, International students are eligible for admission to an academic program, once all other admissions requirements have been met.

International students planning to attend the Intensive English Program (IEP) at Austin Community College must submit all application requirements to the International Student Office by the application deadlines (incomplete applications will NOT be accepted for processing).

Complete these required application steps, based on your visa type.

1. Complete the online Application

In order to apply to ACC you must have either a U.S.-issued social security number or an ACC-issued Alternate ID.

If you do not have a U.S.-issued social security number please click HERE to request an Alternate ID number.

After completing the request for an Alternate ID, you must email a copy of the identity page of your passport to

If you have a U.S.-issued Social Security Number, or have been issued an ACC Alternate ID, complete the following steps to be admitted into ACC:

  • Start an Austin Community College online application. Click on APPLY NOW.
  • Create your profile, using your personal email address that you frequently check, not a proxy’s email, nor a family member’s email, nor an agent or agency email.
  • Complete an application.
    • In the social security section:
      • Use a U.S.-issued Social Security Number or  ACC-issued Alternate ID.
      • Do not use your home country identification number or a U.S. ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number).
    • Make sure you select your correct visa or immigration type.
      • For student’s applying for the F-1 student visa, choose the visa type F-1.

2. Upload Required Supplemental Documents

Upload the required application documents directly into your application profile, with clear PDF scans of each document, into the appropriate categories. Where multiple forms and documents are required, ensure you scan all documents into ONE PDF file to upload into the appropriate category. Your application will not be complete until all supplemental documents are received.

Note: Make sure the name on your application matches the name as it appears on your passport. Please notify the office if it is different than how it appears on your transcript.

Upon acceptance, you must submit original transcripts (mark sheets) and the graduation certificate or diploma along with certified English translations to the ISO. If you attended university-level classes, you must submit ALL college and university transcripts and diplomas instead of your high school credentials. See more information on the college, university, or high school requirement.

Once we receive your required documents, we will notify you via email regarding the status of your application. Allow at least 2 weeks for processing documents.

F-1 new student: I live outside the United States and still need to obtain an F-1 student visa.

F-1 transfer student: I have an F-1 visa in the United States and I want to transfer to ACC.

Other visa types: I lawfully reside in the United States as a temporary worker, diplomat, exchange visitor, under temporary protective status, or other immigrant type.

3. Pay the Application Fee

The $100 non-refundable application fee can be paid online. Include your Social Security number or ACC-assigned alternate number.