Deadlines and Schedule

>> Quarterly Schedule 
>> Application Deadlines
>> Mandatory New Student Orientation


IEP Quarterly Schedule

The IEP follows the university’s quarterly schedule with an average of 10 weeks of classes fall, winter, spring and summer quarters.

Quarter New Student
Testing/Orientation
New Student
Registration
Registration/Grade Pick-up
Winter 2016 January 4-5 January 6 March 16
Spring 2016 March 28-29 March 30 June 8
Summer 2016 June 20-21 June 22 August 17
Fall 2016 September 19-20 September 21 December 7
Winter 2017 January 2-3 January 4 March 15
Spring 2017 March 27-28 March 29 June 7
Summer 2017 June 19-20 June 21 August 16
Fall 2017 September 25-26 September 27 December 13
Winter 2018 January 8-9 January 10 March 21
Spring 2018 April 2-3 April 4 June 13
Summer 2018 June 25-26 June 27 August 22


Application Deadlines

A student cannot apply for their visa until they have applied, been accepted, and received an I-20 from the Intensive English Program. We recommend students apply to the IEP 2 months before the program start date or earlier, in order to ensure housing and spaces in IEP classes are available.
On-campus housing is very limited and students cannot apply for housing until they have received a visa to the United States. Housing deadlines can be found here. To apply for on-campus housing or for housing questions, please send an email to iep@wwu.edu.

Transfer Students or U.S. citizens:
Transfer students in the U.S. with a valid I-20 or U.S. citizens must apply at least 1 month before the program start date

Students outside the U.S.:
Students outside the U.S. who do not have a visa or I-20 must apply at least 2 months before the program start date

Applications submitted after these deadlines will only be considered on a space-available basis.
/ee/lcp/iep/housing.shtml

 

Mandatory New Student Orientation

Orientation takes place every quarter for new students and it is required. Students living on-campus should also attend the housing orientation that takes place the Sunday before the IEP orientation.

* See the quarterly schedule for exact dates of orientation. New students who are not able to attend the orientation should defer enrollment to the following quarter. Please contact the IEP office if this is the case.

What to bring to orientation…

  • Passport and current VISA
  • I-20
  • Your new U.S. address and/or phone number
  • Proof of health insurance in English if you have it
  • E-mail address
  • Parent or emergency contact information in your home country, including a current e-mail address and/or phone number

What you can expect at orientation…

  • Assessment to place you in the correct level
  • Advising (immigration, safety, etc.)
  • Registration
  • Introduction to campus life and resources
  • Familiarization about academic and program expectations
  • Meetings with other international students
  • Getting to know the IEP Director, instructors, and staff members

How to dress…
Wear comfortable walking shoes as you will be required to travel to various locations across campus. Dress in layers, you will be spending time both indoors and outside.

For your personal comfort, you may want to consider bringing a refillable water bottle and a light snack for during the day. We discourage bringing personal items to the Orientation program and are not responsible for lost items.

 

Page Updated 07.29.2015