In order to meet the minimum requirements for English language proficiency, students need to complete the highest level of intensive English language instruction at an accredited language school. At the University of Southern Maine IELP in Portland, students must complete the Advanced Level. At the New England School of English, students must complete Level 10. At the ELS Language Center, students must complete Level 112. Each of our cooperative intensive English language programs offers multiple levels of instruction based on placement examinations offered upon entry. 

Conditional Admission

The University of New England is pleased to welcome international students whose first language is not English to study in the University's academic programs. The University offers conditional admission to our undergraduate academic programs for those students who enroll in our cooperative intensive English programs. Enrollment in the IELP Portland, Maine will provide Advanced Level students the opportunity to take selected credit-bearing courses in addition to their Intensive English Language courses. Students with conditional admissions must meet all other admission requirements of their intended academic program, and successfully complete the highest level intensive English language program prior to full enrollment in undergraduate courses.