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Institute of Intensive English Admission Requirements


Please note that waiting to apply as late as one month before the start date of your program is risky. Dorms fill quickly. It is also not uncommon to experience delays when applying for a passport or visa. IPO recommends that you apply early. You can apply for a visa up to four months prior to your program start date.


  1. Fill out our online application or print and email/mail the  downloadable application.  Address the envelope to: International Admissions 500 8th Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501 USA
  2. Pay the application fee. This fee is non-refundable and is for processing your request.
  3. Send official school transcripts/records: Required for Bridge applicants - not required for Institute of Intensive English [ESL] students, but recommended if planning to advance to Bridge or apply to college. An official transcript is usually sent directly from the high school or university. If the transcript is hand carried to LCSC, make sure that it is still in a sealed envelope.
    1. Students must show evidence of secondary (high school) school completion or the equivalent. 
    2. Students must show at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale from a secondary (high school) or post-secondary (college or university) institution.  Students with more than 14 transferable post-secondary credits do not need to show secondary transcripts.   
    3. Some applicants will be required to submit their original transcripts to an outside evaluation agency. Contact us for more information. This determination will be made by the admissions team at their discretion. Students will be responsible to pay for the transcript evaluation.  Send a passport copy. 
  4. Schedule and pay for a waybill through eshipglobal to receive your official acceptance letter and I-20.
  5. Send a bank statement showing funds available for study. Send Certificate of Financial Responsibility (CFR).
  6. Apply for homestay and email the application to
  7. Once you have your visa send us a copy and will send you a subscription to one free month of Dyned, our online language learning tool. 
  8. Obtain LCSC-approved health insurance.

We recommend that students scan and email copies of all their documents as soon as possible. This will allow us to process applications quickly .  Please email documents to and official documents can be mailed to the address listed above. 

IPO will issue an I-20 only after steps 1-6 have been completed. Allow 5 business days for processing.


To transfer to Lewis-Clark State College from another school in the United States, please have your current school fill out our Transfer Form. Also send official transcripts from your previous college or language school. An official transcript is usually send directly from the school. If the transcript is hand carried to LCSC, make sure that it is still in a sealed envelope.

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