IELP Program Costs
Below are the estimated costs for each 130-hour session of the IELP Program. Single room housing and other meal plan pricing options may be selected based on the student's preference.
|Estimated Costs per 130-hour Session (USD)|
|Tuition||$2,650 (Students are usually charged for two sessions)|
|Books & Materials||www.jackets-and-company.com/home.aspx|
Each student will have two housing options and four meal plan options on the Housing Application form. Students will receive this form after they have been accepted into the program. Please be sure to fill it out completely.
Health Insurance is required to participate in this program. It is available at additional cost if a student is not bringing health insurance coverage with them.
Intensive English Language Program Policies
All IELP students must attend their advising meetings prior to the beginning of each session. Students will not be able to start their classes unless they meet with their advisors first or make other arrangements.
All IELP students are required to use new books at all times in all of their classes. For questions regarding used books or pre owned books, please consult with the IELP director.
IELP to Academia Transition Policy
All IELP level five students must get an overall GPA of 2.7 in order to graduate the IELP. Once this is achieved, students are given the undergrad ACT Compass test. However, if they fail to pass the test, they are required to repeat level five in the IELP, transfer to a different university or go home.
International Students with Acceptable TOEFL or IELTS Scores Policy
When students present proof of 5.5 IELTS or 68 IBT, they are given the undergrad ACT Compass test. However, if they fail to pass the test, they are required to take level five in the IELP, transfer to a different university or go home.
Jumping Levels Policy
All IELP students are able to jump a level under certain conditions. The student must pass his/her current level with As in all IELP classes as well as score the next level in the ESL Compass test. Once those are achieved, the student is able to jump a level in the IELP.
Level to Level Progress Policy
Once students are placed in a level based on their ESL ACT Compass scores, students are required to earn an overall GPA of 2.7 in order to pass into the next level. For example, if students are in level two and they have six classes, all final six GPAs will be added up, divided by six and the overall GPA must be 2.7. In that case, the students move to level three. If however the students are not able to accomplish a 2.7 overall GPA, they are allowed to repeat the level once. If they do not pass their second attempt, students are required to provide an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score, transfer to a different university or go home.
All IELP payments are required by the first Friday of each session. All payments are to be paid in full. Any student account that is not completely paid by the first Friday of each session, will be withdrawn from the IELP, lose their I20, and will be required to return home. Installment plans are not available for International students at Montana State University Billings.
A full, 100% refund will be given to students who withdraw by 5:00pm on the 4th day of IELP classes. Any student withdrawing from the program after 5:00pm on the 4th day of classes will be responsible for all tuition and fees.
All IELP students must complete their advisor appointment before the 1st day of classes in order to be registered for the current IELP session.
Any student desiring to transfer in to the IELP before the first day of orientation for an IELP session must complete their transfer paperwork by the paperwork acceptance date as determined by the Office of International Studies. Any student desiring to transfer in after the start of orientation for the current session will be delayed to the next starting session.
Any student desiring to transfer out of the IELP will be expected to meet adhere to the IELP Withdrawal Policy.
Students are allowed to take two months off once they have spent eight months in the IELP. Their level progress is not interrupted while they are away but if students spend more than two months out of the program, they are expected to be given the ESL ACT Compass test again to be placed in an appropriate level in the IELP.
Any student is able to withdraw from the IELP. If a student is already registered, the student must complete a withdrawal form found here online. If the student is not registered, they have to complete all transfer-out requirements from the Office of International Studies by speaking directly to OIS staff. All withdrawals will be subjected to the refund policy as stated above.
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