Intensive English Program

Whether your studies are for professional, academic, or professional purposes, our classes focus on improving your English fluency and achieving your goals.

The ALI's Intensive English Program (IEP) has small classes and dedicated instructors and staff. Classes are designed for success in English fluency and for your cultural enrichment. The IEP offers up to 16 weeks of intensive instruction during the fall and spring semesters. Students receive 20 hours of instruction per week (Sample Class Schedule). Most students begin classes at the beginning of the semester, but we offer late start dates for the few students who need to begin a little later. Courses are available for beginning level students, as well as intermediate and advanced students. Learn about our courses and levels here. 

F-1 Visa Holders

The majority of the AL's IEP students are F-1 visa holders. These students receive an I-20 document from the university to apply for their F-1 student visa. Costs below are based on full-time study. For a detailed description of our costs, visit our Program Costs page. 
Spring 2024 Dates and Costs
Semester Weeks Start Date End Date Cost After Scholarship
Spring 2024 16 weeks Jan 14, 2024 May 3, 2024 $8,200
12 weeks Feb 12, 2024 $6,400
8 weeks Mar 4, 2024 $4,250
Fall 2024 16 week Aug 19, 2024 Dec 6, 2024 $8,200
12 weeks Sep 16, 2024 $6,400
8 weeks Oct 7, 2024 $4,250
Spring 2024 Application Deadlines
Semester Weeks Start Date Deadline
Spring 2024 16 weeks Jan 15, 2024 Nov 27, 2023
12 weeks Feb 12, 2024 Dec 18, 2023
8 weeks Mar 4, 2024 Jan 8, 2024
Fall 2024 16 week Aug 19, 2024 Jul 1, 2024
12 weeks Sep 16, 2024 Jul 29, 2024
8 weeks Oct 7, 2024 Aug 26, 2024

Application Deadlines for F-1 visa holders are set six weeks before the start of classes. If you need more time to get your visa, please submit your applicaiton before the deadline. 

 

Application Materials
  • ALI Application (PDF)
  • Bank Statement: translated into English, signed or stamped by the bank, states the name of the account holder, states the type of account. The statement must show funds available as follows:
    • 1 Semester (16 weeks) (Fall or Spring) = $18,164
    • Fall & Spring = $35,846
  • Please Contact Us for bank statement amounts for late start dates
  • The Affidavit of Support (PDF) if the account is NOT your own. This must be signed and dated.
  • A copy of your passport photo page.

Sponsored Students

  • Sponsored students need to submit a financial guarantee instead of a bank statement. 

Transfer students

  • Transfer students need to submit the following additional documents:
    • A copy of your U.S. visa page
    • A copy of your current I-20
    • A copy of your most recent I-94
Many academic units at UMKC will accept completion of the ALI's level 4 (undergraduate) or level 5 (graduate) in place of English proficiency scores. Many of these same academic units will also offer conditional admission when you apply. Check out our Conditional Admission page to learn which units offer conditional admission. 

Other International Students

The ALI accepts students who are in the U.S. with a visa that is not an F-1 student visa. These students usually contact the ALI and apply to join the program after they arrive in the U.S. Costs below are based on full-time study. For a detailed description of our costs, visit our Program Costs page. 
Spring 2024 Dates and Costs
Semester Weeks Start Date End Date Cost After Scholarship
Spring 2024 16 weeks Jan 16, 2024 May 3, 2024 $6,949
12 weeks Feb 12, 2024 $5,380
8 weeks Mar 4, 2024 $3,440
Fall 2024 16 weeks Aug 19, 2024 Dec 6, 2024 $6,949
12 weeks Sep 16, 2024 $5,380
8 weeks Oct 7, 2024 $3,440
Spring 2024 Application Deadlines
Semester Weeks Start Date Deadline
Spring 2024 16 weeks Jan 15, 2024 Jan 8, 2024
12 weeks Feb 12, 2024 Feb 5, 2024
8 weeks Mar 4, 2024 Feb 26, 2024
Fall 2024 16 week Aug 19, 2024 Aug 12, 2024
12 weeks Sep 16, 2024 Sep 9, 2024
8 weeks Oct 7, 2024 Sep 30, 2024

Application Deadlines for other visa holders are set for one week before classes start. Most other visa holders cannot apply until after they arrive in the country. Contact the ALI to find out if you are eligible to apply before your arrival. 

Application Materials

students in a classroom

Domestic Students

US Residents and Citizens can also study at the ALI. 

Intensive English (Domestic)