ILC Admission

Admission Requirements

Applicants who do not currently meet the requirements for admission to a degree program at the university are encouraged to apply for admission to the UAH Intensive Language and Culture (ILC) Program. Successful completion of the UAH ILC meets the language proficiency standard for admission to degree programs at the university.


To be considered for admission to the UAH Intensive Language and Culture Program, applicants must have the following minimums on the TOEFL or IELTS.*

TOEFL (iBT): Overall of at least 50 with no sub-score below 12 OR

IELTS: Overall of at least 4.0 with no sub-score below 3.5

*NOTE: If an applicant does not have a TOEFL or an IELTS score, he/she may request a pre-assessment and be considered  for admission to the ILC. He/she will then be formally assessed upon arrival at UAH and will be placed in appropriate classes in the ILC Program.

Academic Transcripts

Whether entering the ILC or a degree program, nonnative speakers of English must submit certified, translated copies of their high school and/or college transcripts. International students who are on student visas (F1 status) must also submit financial documentation. For more information on admission requirements for the ILC or for degree programs at UAH, visit the UAH Admissions Login page.


Students applying to the ILC at UAH should submit the following documents.

  1. Official transcripts from secondary and/or postsecondary institutions attended, translated into English and certified.
  2. TOEFL or IELTS scores (if not available, contact the director regarding options for demonstrating language proficiency, at
  3. Financial support documentation (F-1 students only; see details below)

Additional documentation may be required. To confirm the exact documentation required, contact the director at

To apply online, visit the UAH Admissions Login, choose APPLY FOR ADMISSION, choose First time user account creation, create a Login ID and PIN, log in to the system, then select Intensive English Program application.

Visit the UAH ILC Application for a downloadable copy of the form. Visit the UAH Affidavit of Financial Support for a downloadable copy of the form.

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