Institute of Intensive English

Contact Information

Associate Director, Institute of Intensive English: Sara J. Mahuron, Ed.S.
Office: RCH 22A
Phone: 208-792-2177
FAX: 208-792-2824


IIE has offered year-round programs on the LCSC campus for more than 30 years and specializes in preparing international students for studying at a US college or university. Students admitted to LCSC without demonstrating English proficiency must enroll full-time in IIE non-credit classes.

IIE employs highly qualified, professional teachers, and offers English as Second Language (ESL) programs for students who wish to progress to college studies and for students interested in improving their English language skills through short term programs.

For students on an F-1 visa, enrollment in IIE requires students to study a minimum of 24 hours of classes per week. All IIE students enjoy the advantage of small class sizes (an average of 7, maximum of 15 students per class). IIE levels are semester-long: Spring, Summer and Fall. (With the exception of special programs that vary in length.)

IIE offers 3 levels:

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Bridge (which includes one college class from an approved list of classes)

Students will be tested upon arrival. Students who meet the English language proficiency test scores will be placed in the Bridge level; all other students will be placed in the appropriate IIE level.

Students may commence their studies at the beginning of week 1 of each semester.

Students are assessed throughout each semester and students who complete their current level with at least a GPA of 2.5 will progress to the next level. Bridge students who complete the program with at least a GPA of 3.0 in IIE classes and a grade of C or higher in their college class, will graduate from the program. Bridge graduates can commence undergraduate studies at LCSC or the University of Idaho without demonstrating additional English proficiency.

Textbooks are loaned free to IIE students for most classes.   Students are required to pay the published book deposit. IIE also offers cultural, social and recreational activities for ESL students.

All IIE students have the option of living with an American host family or on-campus, in residence halls. IIE students pay LCSC fees and receive all the benefits of LCSC students on- and off- campus including access to the library, computer labs, activity center, and the Student Union. IIE students can participate in all LCSC student activities offered through LCSC student clubs and organizations.

Policy and Procedures

IIE policies are published in the IIE staff and student handbooks and are available from the International Programs Office.


  • IIE-1 Attendance
  • IIE-2 Academic
  • IIE-3 Student Behavior
  • IIE-4 Probation
  • IIE-5 Tuition and Fees
  • IIE-6 Textbooks

The IIE student handbook is distributed to all IIE students at the commencement of each semester. It is also available on the LCSC website at:


IIE students who receive a grade point average below 2.5, or perform in an unacceptable manner, will be placed on probation. Students placed on probation are required to meet with the Associate Director of the IIE, complete the Academic Success program and earn a GPA of 2.5 (3.0 for Bridge) or higher by the end of the next semester. The probation period is usually one semester and is noted on the IIE transcript.

Students who follow the steps and improve their grades will be removed from probation at the end of the semester. Students placed on probation who do not follow the steps will be asked to leave (be expelled from) the IIE.


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) require that students on F-1 visas be enrolled in an educational institution. Students who are expelled from the IIE are therefore out of compliance. Students expelled from the IIE must return to their country of origin, transfer to another U.S. language school, or contact the USCIS office in Spokane to discuss options.

Health Insurance

Idaho State Board of Education policy requires all full-time students to have health insurance coverage. Students considered full-time are:

  • Enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and are full-fee paying students at LCSC
  • International students enrolled in 1 or more credits

Plans which meet LCSC's requirements are listed at


  • Coverage must be active as of the first day of the semester
  • Insurance company must be owned and operated in the U.S.

Payment Information

Payment of IIE tuition and fees in full is to be made by 12 noon, on Friday of the first week of term.

Payment methods are established by the LCSC Controller’s Office and students will pay the fees directly to the Controller’s Office.

Late Payment

Students who pay their fees or complete the payment of their fees during the second week of the term will be charged a $50 late fee. Students who have not paid their fees by 12 noon on Friday of the second week will be terminated from the IIE for nonpayment. Students may be reinstated during the third week by paying their account in full, successfully completing the reinstatement form and paying the $100 reinstatement fee.

Bridge Students

Payment deadlines and methods are established by the LCSC Controller’s Office and students will pay the fees directly to the Controller’s Office.

For more information about deadlines please visit:

Credit Card Fees

International programs will pay the LCSC credit card fee charged on admission and homestay placement fees. Students are responsible for LCSC credit card fees charged on IIE tuition and fees and LCSC college tuition and fees (applicable to Bridge students).

Bridge students who have not completed the payment of their fees by the end of the second week are liable for late fees and risk being terminated from the program.

Staff Discounts

Students who are immediate family members of current LCSC faculty and staff are entitled to a 50% discount of the published IIE tuition and are responsible for any tax liabilities from this discount. Discount does not apply to IIE fees and college classes taken as part of the Bridge program. (Students should check to see if spousal discount applies to the Bridge college class.)

Refund Policy

Refund of Tuition and Fees

IIE students

Students who have officially withdrawn from the IIE program by completing a withdrawal form will be refunded IIE tuition as per table 1.

Fees (application fee, LCSC fee for IIE students and homestay placement fees) are non-refundable.

During week 1 of current term100% of tuition
During week 2 of current term60% of tuition
After week 2 of the current termNo refund

Bridge students:

Students studying in the Bridge program will need to discuss their withdrawal/refunds with the International Student Advisor as each situation will be unique due to enrollment in a college class

.The refund policy for Bridge students is defined by the LCSC college refund policies:

To obtain detailed information about the Institute of Intensive English and estimated costs, please call 208792-2177, visit, email, or write to:

Institute of Intensive English - LCSC
500 8th Avenue
Lewiston, Idaho 83501-2698