Intensive English: Levels 4 & 5

Intensive English: Levels 4 & 5

Academic Prep

 New Intensive English Program (IEP) students are placed in the appropriate level through the following methods:

  1. To be placed in Level 5 academic bridge class, students need a 55-59 international TOEFL score, an overall IELTS of 5.5 with no bands lower than 4, a 75-90 DuoLingo score, or a 655-695 TOEIC score
  2. To be placed in Level 4 bridge, students need a 50-54 international TOEFL score, an overall IELTS 5 with no bands lower than 3.5, a 55-70 DuoLingo score, or a 605-650 TOEIC score.
  3. Students with scores below Level 4, can be placed directly into our lower level classes.
  4. Students with no TOEFL, IELTS, DuoLingo, or TOEIC scores will be tested and placed into the appropriate level using a reliable diagnostic test that evaluates the students' skills in listening, reading, vocabulary, writing and grammar.     

What to expect:

  • Twenty hours of class per week for levels 4 and 5 students.
  • Level 4 students have the opportunity to take a pre-selected 2-credit academic class with their IEP class in preparation for the 5-credit academic class in level 5.
  • Level 5 students take a pre-selected 5-credit transfer class with their IEP class in which they receive support from their IEP instructor and classmates. Students take their academic transfer class with American students.

Find out the benefits of studying Intensive English at Green River College.

It's easy to get started:

  • Step 1: Submit Application
  • Step 2: Receive I-20 Form
  • Step 3: F-1 Visa Interview
  • Step 4: Arrival in the USA

Go to the Admissions page.

Intensive English Levels 4 and 5 students studying in a classroom


Yu Sato

Transferred to:UC Berkeley BS, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

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“After studying English (IEP) at Green River for a year, I then studied another 2 years in the academic program. In 2013, I transferred to UC Berkeley. I am now pursuing further education at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, the #1 School of veterinary medicine in the world. I cannot describe how much I appreciate Green River College. I would not have been able to make it this far without my time at GRC.”

Major: Molecular Environmental Biology

Jiacheng Liu (Tyler)

Transferred to: UCLA

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“Green River College offers a great program that is open to every level of student. You can start from Intensive English classes and transfer to a top university.”

Major: Electrical Engineering
Country: China

Contact Us

Phone: 253-288-3300
Fax: 253-333-4940

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Upcoming Dates

Application deadline for students transferring from within the U.S. is by 8 a.m. on the first day of the quarter.

Fall Term
Classes Start:
20 September 2021
Classes End:
9 December 2021
Winter Term
Preferred Application Deadline:
15 November 2021
Orientation Student (virtual)
15 & 16 December 2021
Orientation Parent (virtual)
17 December 2021 
Arrival & Housing Move-in Day
28 December 2021
In-Person Orientation Day
29 December 2021
Classes Start:
3 January 2022
Classes End:
23 March 2022


Green River College
IVD Building
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA USA 98092-3699

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