UT Tyler

Intensive English Language Institute (IELI)

The University of Texas at Tyler

About IELI

The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) is a self-supporting auxiliary unit within the OIP designed to prepare local and foreign non-native English-speaking students to improve their language and culture skills, successfully meet the requirements of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearson Test of English (PTE), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and matriculate into the university. IELI students are non-degree seeking students who take non-credit bearing English classes.   

English Proficiency Waiver for undergraduate and graduate admission: TOEFL, PTE, IELTS, and EIKEN scores will be waived for students who complete Level 6 of UT Tyler’s IELI Program with no grade lower than an A, or those who complete Level 7 with no grade lower than a B.

Please note that individual graduate programs may have higher standards for English proficiency. Applicants should check with program advisors for details on English Language Proficiency requirements.

For more information email or call 903.565.5735.

Fall 2019 Offerings


Fall 2 and Spring 1

The Fall 2 session begins on October 14, 2019. The application deadline for International Students has passed. Resident students are eligible to apply through the week of placement testing. Placement testing will be held on October 7, 2019 at 3620 Varsity Dr., Tyler, TX 75701. Orientation will be held on October 8, 2019.

The Spring 1 session begins on January 13, 2020. The application deadline if out of country is no later than October 25, 2019, unless applying from a country with a fast visa turn-around. Placement testing will be held on January 6, 2020, and orientation will be the following day, January 7, 2020.

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Resources and Contacts


IELI Resource Center

Informational brochures, profiles and other important documents are available to answer your questions related to the Intensive English Language Institute.

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If you need more information about UT Tyler's IELI, or have any additional questions, you can contact us directly. 

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