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English Language Options

English Language Options

Intensive English Programs (IEPs)
English as a Second Language (ESL)

Intensive English Programs (IEPs)

SUNY has several campus-based Intensive English Programs (IEPs) which provide pre-academic training and instruction in the English language, preparing students for full-time academic study at the completion of the program. These programs also provide cross-cultural skills, tools and perspectives to assist international students in adapting to the culture of the classroom, campus and community.

IEPs are year-round, full-time programs. Admission to the university or college is not required to register for an IEP and, in some cases, SUNY campuses will provide conditional admission based on successful completion of the program.

Please contact each campus for specific details.

University at Buffalo
Fashion Institute of Technology
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Nassau Community College
New Paltz, State University College at
Stony Brook University
Suffolk County Community College
Westchester Community College

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Beyond the intensive English programs at SUNY, you will also find a number of our campuses offer English as a Second Language (ESL) support to assist you in mastering the English language and paving the way for you to make the most of your educational opportunities.

The following is a list of SUNY campuses that offer courses for credit, support for students, or short-term non-credit programs.

Binghamton University
SUNY Broome Community College
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Canton, College of Technology at
Cobleskill, College of Agriculture & Technology at
Dutchess Community College
Erie Community College
Environmental Science & Forestry, College of
Finger Lakes Community College
Genesee Community College
Geneseo, State University College at
Herkimer County Community College
Hudson Valley Community College
Jamestown Community College
Jefferson County Community College
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Mohawk Valley Community College
Monroe Community College
Oneonta, State University College at
Onondaga Community College
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Orange County Community College
Oswego, State University College at
Plattsburgh, State University College at
Potsdam, State University College at
Purchase, State University College at
Rockland Community College
Schenectady County Community College
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Ulster County Community College
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