Welcome to the IECP

If you are planning on attending Penn State or another American university but would like to improve your English, you’ve come to right place! Since 1976, the IECP has been Penn State’s premier intensive English program, offering courses in academic English to prepare the pre-matriculated student for undergraduate and graduate studies at an American university.  Experienced faculty engage students in a cutting-edge, comprehensive curriculum which includes grammar, oral communication, listening, reading, writing, and test skills in addition to providing opportunities to connect with current Penn State students and classes. 

PSU News
  • Penn State and Northampton Community College sign articulation agreement On Jan 18, 2017 Administrators from Penn State and Northampton Community College (NCC) signed an articulation agreement to facilitate the transfer of NCC students into 11 baccalaureate degree programs at 14 Penn State campuses at an event on Jan. 18 at the Lehigh Valley campus.
  • Viewing locations at University Park for livestreamed Strategic Plan forums On Jan 18, 2017 The upcoming series of public forums being held to gather ideas on putting the University’s Strategic Plan into action can be seen via livestream, including at shared viewing locations on the University Park campus.
  • Alumni Association pledges $1.5 million in scholarships for Penn State students On Jan 17, 2017 Continuing its long history of philanthropy to the University, the Penn State Alumni Association has pledged a gift of $1.5 million to support student scholarships across Penn State over the next five years. This pledge supports Penn State’s upcoming fundraising initiative, "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence," which includes as one of its core priorities a commitment to broad scholarship support.