Applications and additional documents for an I-20 must be received 10 weeks before the beginning of the semester. The dates of study will be included in the I-20 form, which also serves as proof of admission.

Applicants provisionally admitted to another program or department at Catholic University, who have an I-20 from that program, must only fill out the application form and pay the application fee at least one week before the beginning of the semester.

Placement Testing

All applicants to IEP must take the placement test before registration. Each semester the test is given on two consecutive days the week before the first day of classes. A $75 testing fee must be paid by all applicants before taking the test.

Students who arrive late or miss the testing dates cannot be assured of placement in the program. We suggest that students plan to arrive in the Washington area at least one week before the beginning of classes.

Tuition and Other Expenses

Estimated expenses for one year in intensive language training are on the I-20 request form. This amount includes tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and mandatory health insurance.

For a complete list of costs, including tuition, fees, housing, board and parking, see the Enrollment Services Costs page.


Limited housing options may be available on campus in Catholic University's residence halls. Please refer to the Housing Services website ( for more information regarding housing eligibility, housing policies, and room types and rates. Housing Services staff members are also available to assist students in seeking off-campus housing options. Please contact Housing Services at if you have any questions.