How to Apply

Submit your application for our Intensive English Program (IEP) - Apply Now
  1. Complete and submit your online application
  2. Application fee $80 - Special promotion: No application fee for 2019 Sessions 1 and 2
  3. Once you've submitted your application, our ESL Advisor will contact you to discuss your application and next steps
  4. Not sure of which level you need to take? Email esl@npu.edu or call 510-224-9829
Please note: Application fee is non-refundable. IEP students must be at least 18 years of age by the first day of class, or have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Students must have a proficiency level higher than a true beginner in the English language to be accepted into the IEP.
Level 1 is the upper elementary, or CEFR A2, level, within IELTS band 4, and it equates approximately to a TOEFL score of 31.
Placement Test
New IEP students must attend a new student orientation before their first class meeting. During the orientation, students will take a placement test to identify their level of English proficiency. Students will be placed in a level based on their results. The placement test may be waived if the student provides an original copy of a TOEFL or IELTS test report form which is not more than two years old.