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  • Fall

    Fall Semester

    IEC Classes for the Fall 2021 semester will be offered in-person.

    The COVID-19 pandemic situation is ongoing and dynamic.  Stony Brook University must abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the U.S. Federal Government, State of New York, and State University of New York (SUNY) system.  The IEC will make every effort to inform students of major changes to the program or arrival requirements as they occur.  Students are responsible for checking the IEC website regularly for new updates.

    The IEC has 4 levels: High Beginning (IEC 101); Intermediate (IEC 102); High Intermediate (IEC 103); and Advanced (IEC 104).  It is recommended that students have at least 2 years of English in order to be placed in the high beginning level.  The IEC classes are geared towards preparing students for academic language skills.  Students receive instruction in critical thinking, essay writing, making oral presentations, note-taking, and comprehending academic lectures.

    After  comprehensive testing during the first week of the program, students  are placed into an appropriate level.  

    IEC Courses & Components

    IEC courses at each level have multiple components: the daily core classes focus on Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening skills. Additional instruction and practice is offered through weekly classes in Grammar, Pronunciation, and level-specific classes such as Prepare for Success at SBU, American Culture, Idioms & Conversation.

    At the end of each session, students receive a certificate of completion.                           

    Fall 2021 Schedule (Subject to change)

    Class Schedule

  • Spring

    Spring Semester

    For Spring 2022, the IEC will offer in-person classes only.

    The IEC has 4 levels: High Beginning (IEC 101); Intermediate (IEC 102); High Intermediate (IEC 103); and Advanced (IEC 104).  It is recommended that students have at least 2 years of English in order to be placed in the high beginning level.  The IEC classes are geared towards preparing students for academic language skills.  Students receive instruction in critical thinking, essay writing, making oral presentations, note-taking, and comprehending academic lectures.

    After  comprehensive testing during the first week of the program, students  are placed into an appropriate level.  

    IEC Courses & Components (In-person classes are offered for 2022)

    IEC courses at each level have multiple components: the daily core classes focus on Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening skills. Additional instruction and practice is offered through weekly classes in Grammar, Pronunciation, and level-specific classes such as Prepare for Success at SBU, American Culture, Idioms & Conversation. At the end of each session, students receive a certificate of completion.     

    Spring 2022 Schedule (Subject to change)

    In-Person Spring 2022 Schedule

  • Global Summer Institute

    Intensive English Program (Global Summer Institute)

    The summer session of the Intensive English program is part of the Global Summer Institute (GSI).   

    Summer 2022

    At this time, the IEC is planning an in-person program. 

    Online sections might be offered based on demand.  The online classes will be synchronous and following the same schedule as the in-person classes. See schedule below.

    Please check back frequently for updates.  

    IEC Class Schedule (Tentative - subject to change)

    Summer Schedule - tentative

  • Conditional Admission

    Conditional Admission

    Undergraduate

    Students who meet the academic criteria for undergraduate admission, but lack satisfactory English proficiency, may be offered conditional admission. Additionally, students who score tier one results on the Chinese Gaokao , with an English score minimum of 110/150 or 88/120, will be considered for conditional admission. You'll be admitted to Stony Brook University’s  Intensive English Center (IEC) , and upon receiving a passing grade in the highest level IEC course, you may enroll in full-time matriculated studies.

    Graduate

    Prospective graduate students for Master's level studies may receive conditional admission depending on the department they are interested in. The IEC offers a special track of the advanced level geared towards preparing international students for successful transition into a Master's degree. Please email the IEC directly at iec@stonybrook.edu for more information.

  • Prepare for Academic Success

    Prepare for Academic Success @ SBU

    The IEC has developed a course for students who have conditional admission to SBU and are attending the IEC 104 advanced level.  The purpose of these pre-matriculation sessions is to help students prepare for a successful first year experience at Stony Brook University as undergraduate or graduate students.

    You will learn about SB curriculum, graduation requirements, course descriptions, prerequisites, majors and minors. You will also learn about different support areas on campus, such as tutoring centers and academic advising. There will be guest speakers from other departments on campus and you will be introduced to extra-curricular activities such as clubs, recreation, sports, and other events that enhance college life.