Intensive English Language Institute (IELI)

The University of Texas at Tyler

× Thank you for visiting! We are currently updating our application procedures and course availability in response to Covid-19. For now, please continue applying as usual. The application deadline for summer is extended to May 22, 2020, as summer courses will be held online.

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.

Application Deadlines


Online Summer Course


The Summer session begins on June 8, 2020. The application deadline is May 22, 2020. We expect this course to be online only. Placement testing instructions will be emailed to the student once we have received the application. Learn more about online options below.

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IELI Resource Center

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