Apply to IEC@DVC

Download Application & Submit via E-mail, Post, or Fax

  • Complete and send the 2018 application to IEC. Print your name exactly as it appears on your passport.
  • Send the $100 application fee (check, Western Union money order (click here) , wire transfer or credit card).
  • Express mail fee is $50. This is mandatory for all applications mailed to an international address.
  • Send proof of financial ability to meet the cost of tuition, fees, books, accommodations and incidental expenses.
  • If you want to receive a Conditional Admission Letter to DVC, send completed DVC application, official transcripts and payment of $50 (payable to DVC) directly to the IEC address along with your 2018 IEC Application.

Application deadline

In order for students to have sufficient time to apply for visa application, purchase plane tickets and
make arrangement for homestay we strongly recommend students to apply at least two months before the beginning of the program.

IEC application deadlines are six weeks prior to the orientation date of the next upcoming session. Please contact us if you have a late application. Due to larger than expected enrollment numbers, we may close application deadlines earlier.

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Academic English Program - 2018 Dates
Session Class Dates Orientation Dates
1 January 3 - February 21 January 2 & 3
2 February 26 – April 12 February 21 – 22
3 April 23 – June 13 April 16 – 17
4 June 25 – August 9 June 18 – 19
5 August 27 – October 17 August 22 – 23
6 October 22 – December 12 October 15 – 16
1 January 3 – February 20 January 2 & 3

Medical Insurance

Medical insurance is $270 per session. IEC will no longer allow medical insurance waivers for students with insurance from their home country. All students will be required to purchase medical insurance through IEC. Only U.S. residents and students with government scholarships are excluded. Payment is due the first Thursday of a new session. Once students pay the medical insurance fee a medical insurance card will be mailed to IEC for them to pick up. If students need to visit the doctor BEFORE receiving their medical insurance card IEC can provide students with temporary medical cards upon request. Please visit our medical insurance page for more information.

Medical insurance fees are NON REFUNDABLE and the medical insurance policy purchased through IEC is ONLY available to students enrolled in classes. If you are no longer enrolled at IEC (example: leave the U.S., take a break in study, transfer to another school) you will NOT be covered by the insurance policy and cannot purchase insurance through IEC to cover you during this time.

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All new IEC students will take a placement test during orientation which will determine what level of English they will begin at. During the placement test students will be assessed on their knowledge of reading, writing, speaking, grammar, and listening in English.

Unfortunately IEC does not offer courses for true beginners of English language learning. Prospective IEC students should have basic spelling skills, be able to write sentences, and be able to read and understand simple paragraphs. While students without these skills can still attend IEC, they should be prepared to hire a personal tutor and repeat the foundation level class until these skills are mastered.

Refund Policy

IEC will refund unused tuition that is requested in writing by the first day of class of a session. No
refunds are made for a session after the 1st day of class. Any change in the length of program must be made in writing before the beginning of the next session. If IEC asks a student to leave, the same refund policy applies. Application and medical insurance fees are non-refundable.

Books and Materials

Expect to spend between $65 to $90 for books and materials for each 8-week session. All books will be purchased at the DVC Campus Bookstore.

2018 Holidays & Class Breaks

  • January 1 - New Year’s Day Holiday (no classes)
  • January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (noclasses)
  • February 19 - Monday, President Day (no classes)
  • April 13 - 22 DVC Spring Break (no classes)
  • May 28 - Monday, Memorial Day Holiday (no classes)
  • Early Summer Break: June 14 - 24 (no classes)
  • July 4 - Wednesday, Independence Day (no classes)
  • Late Summer Break: August 10 – August 26 (no classes)
  • September 3 - Monday, Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
  • November 22 - Thursday, Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes)
  • Winter Break: December 13, 2018 - January 2, 2019 (no classes)

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