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Dates and Costs

The IECP offers two 15-week semesters and a 10-week summer session each year.
Fall 2017Spring 2018Summer 2018Fall 2018
Application Deadline*

July 7, 2017*

October 27, 2017* March 30, 2018* July 6, 2018*
Mandatory Check-in & Orientation Aug 16-18, 2017 Jan 2-4, 2018 May 7-9, 2018 Aug 13-15, 2018
Placement Test August 17, 2017 January 3, 2018 May 8, 2018 August 14, 2018
Classes Begin August 21, 2017 January 8, 2018 May 14, 2018 August 20, 2018
Classes End Dec 8, 2017 April 27, 2018 July 20, 2018 Dec 7, 2018

*PLEASE NOTE

New applicants outside the U.S.: Visa processing can take up to 4 weeks. New students outside the U.S. who need a Penn State I-20 to obtain a student visa should submit all application materials NO LATER THAN 2 MONTHS before the IECP arrival day.

Transfer students currently in the U.S.: Transfer students currently living in the U.S. must submit all application materials (including a copy of your current I-20) no later than 1 MONTH before the IECP arrival day.

IECP policies on transfer student admissions:

  • Require grade reports/transcripts from current IEP.
  • Call the current IEP to ask about attendance or other problems—often find that the student’s status has been terminated by the program.
  • Transfer students who have failed their last semester at a previous IEP must pass their first semester at the IECP or face dismissal. Transfer students who have passed their last semester are subject to the same 2-semester-fail you’re out rule.
  • Sponsor students: Essential to get the start date of the FG for a transfer student – usually speak with their advisor once students arrive.
  • Ask the current IEP if the student is eligible to be re-admitted – this usually demonstrates whether they have grade or attendance issues.

Costs

happy students on campus

All costs described here are in U.S. dollars.

Application Fee

All applicants must pay a $100 application fee. This fee is nonrefundable and does not apply to IECP tuition.

How to pay:
To pay online with a Visa or Mastercard, please following the online instructions after you have completed your application.  If you need to use the online payment option after you have submitted your application, please contact iecpadmissions@psu.edu.

Send a bank check or international money order for $100 U.S. dollars by post.
Make payable to The Pennsylvania State University.

To pay by credit card, call the office at 814-865-7550 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern standard time. Contact the IECP office about wire/telex transfers.

We are unable to accept cash payments.

Tuition and Living Expenses

IECP collects tuition payments directly during Registration, which happens during orientation week before the semester begins.

Penn State's IECP 2018 estimated costs for full-time students
Pay to

Spring 2018

Summer 2018Fall 2018
Tuition IECP $7,000 $4,700 $7,000
Books/Supplies PSU Bookstore $300 $300 $300
Living Expenses Various $7,200 $4,800 $7,200
Health Insurance United Health (Student)

$1,477

$967
Total

$15,977

$11,277 $15,467

All F-1 and J-1 students need to provide evidence of financial support with their application. Details are provided during the application process.

    • There is a 10% part-time student fee on tuition.

 

For dependents, estimated additional insurance and living expenses are as follows:

For a full year
a spouse: $10,100 estimated 
a child: $7,800 first and second child, $3,500 each additional child estimated

For a semester
a spouse: $2,300 to $4,500 estimated, depending on semester
a child: $1,800 to $3,500 estimated, depending on semester

IECP Tuition Refund Policy

The $100 application fee is nonrefundable.

If a student is dismissed from the program, no tuition will be refunded.

If a student withdraws from the program, a tuition refund will be made based on the week of the semester. Notification of withdrawal should be made in writing and delivered to the IECP office. The date on which the written notification is received by the IECP will determine the amount of the refund. Please see the current IECP Handbook for details about the IECP Tuition Refund Policy.