The Ball State University Intensive English Institute (IEI) provides seven-week intensive English instruction for all levels of non-native speakers of English who have a secondary school (high school) degree. All classes are at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, USA.
Each program module will last approximately seven weeks. Full-time Intensive English Institute students will be in class 20 hours per week. Class sizes may range from a few students to no more than 15 students per class.
Proficiency and Placement
Your English proficiency upon arrival determines the IEI course level at which you will begin. Once you have been admitted, you will be provided with information on how to take the placement test.
Please note that, beginning Spring 2024, a language test score will be required for conditional admission and/or admission to the Intensive English Institute. The Intensive English Institute offers Academic English courses for students who have the following minimum language test scores.
- IELTS 4.5
- TOEFL iBt 42
- Duolingo English Test 65
- Pearson PTE 40
If you are applying for IEI only, the application process and due dates can be found here:
IEI students interested in applying for undergraduate or graduate study in regular courses at Ball State upon completion of the IEI can be conditionally admitted. Students who are eligible for conditional admission are admitted to the Intensive English Institute program at Ball State and must meet English proficiency requirements before being offered degree-seeking admission to the university.
If you are applying for conditional admission, the application process and due dates can be found here:
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