​​​​IELP Checklist

What level of IELP will I be placed in?

Undergraduate students are required to submit either a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test score as part of your application to the University of Findlay. Your score will determine if you "test out" of Intensive English Language Program (IELP) and can be directly admitted into your undergraduate or graduate program.

We strongly encourage our graduate students to take either the TOEFL or IELTS test to assist with appropriate placement. Please consult your admissions counselor to see what score requirements are for direct entry to your chosen program. 

Please note that due to new USCIS government regulations, students will no longer receive a "Conditional Admission" I-20. If you are required to take IELP, you will receive an IELP only I-20. Once you complete the IELP requirement, you will then be issued an I-20 that reflects your new program of study.

If your score is not high enough for a direct admit, you can use this chart to help you determine at what level of IELP you will need to take. Note that each "level" of IELP is equal to one semester.

IELP Levels

TOEFL Score
17-31
32-44
45-60
61-78
Placement in IELP
Basic Level
Beginning Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level
​IELTS Score
4.5 and below
5
5.5
6.0-6.5
Placement in IELP
Basic Level
Beginning Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

What Do I Need to Be Considered for Admission?

  • Application stating IELP ONLY and term desired at Findlay. You can fill out an online application here.
  • Financial documents required prior to issuance of I-20
  • Passport

What Do I Need to Receive My I-20?

  • Create an eShip Global express shipment label (you will need your referenced ID number).
  • An I-20 will be issued within 5-7 business days upon confirmed payment for eShip label. Note: eShip Global only allows us to send ONE I-20 per express package

Who do I contact if I have questions concerning my shipment?

If you have questions concerning your eShipglobal shipment please contact: