Academic Intensive English Program (AIEP)

The Academic Intensive English Program (AIEP) is a 9-level full-time program that emphasizes all major language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Expert instructors and academic advisors prepare students for academic and professional success in the U.S. and around the world. Advanced level students receive university transferable credit.

This program is perfect for...

  • Students and professionals who want to study English in a rigorous full time program
  • Students who want to prepare for study in an American college, university, or certificate program
  • Students who want to receive transferable university credit for academic English classes (advanced levels)
  • Students who want to apply to top U.S. colleges and universities with expert assistance from ALC academic advisors
  • Students who want to enroll in UCLA Extension credit and non-credit courses while studying English (advanced levels)
  • Students and professionals who want access to UCLA campus academic resources and recreational activities

What you can learn.

  • Acquire reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and vocabulary skills
  • Prepare for TOEFL and IELTS with test strategies and academic study skills
  • Learn to write essays and professional reports supported by critical thinking and research
  • Understand how to make academic and professional presentations
  • Learn to evaluate and apply to U.S. colleges and universities

About the Program

  • Minimum Age: You must be 18 years of age on or before the start of the program.
  • Student (F-1) Visa: If you are coming from another country to study in the Academic Intensive English Program (AIEP), you will need a student F1 visa.
  • To learn more about the length of study, dates and fees and how to apply, click the button below.

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Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Full-time study required. Students must complete the required number of hours for their program with a grade of C or above to qualify for a certificate of completion. Classes typically meet for 23 hours per week, not including holidays. One instructional hour = 50 minutes and the schedule may vary due to orientation, placement exam, and other program-related activities.

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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