Admission Requirements for Students Entering the Program

To be admitted to the program, applicants must:

  • Be at least 17 years old

  • Be a high school graduate or complete the level of education equivalent to the high school level

  • Present a copy of the high school diploma or its equivalent

Applicants are required to take IEC's placement test. It is a multiple-choice test consisting of Listening, Reading, and Grammar and Vocabulary questions. The latter contains speaking situation and grammar problems. The placement test is timed and lasts 95 minutes. An oral interview is also conducted to measure student's fluency and accuracy in speaking.

*See  student handbook  for fees

*See student handbook for fees


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