FAQ

Will I automatically be admitted to an FIT degree program after completing the IEL at FIT program?
No. If you are interested in applying to an FIT degree program, you will still need to apply through our Admissions Office.

Does participation in the IEL at FIT program exempt me from having to take the TOEFL or IELTS if I decide to apply to an FIT degree program in the future?
No. You will still have to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score when applying to an FIT degree program.

Can I take additional classes while I'm enrolled in the IEL at FIT program?
Yes. IEL at FIT students can register and pay for other noncredit courses.

How many students are in each class?
There will be no more than 18 students in a class.

What kind of training do the instructors have?
The instructors have the minimum of a Masters degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Applied Linguistics, or a related field. In addition, they have experience teaching both in the United States and abroad.

What teaching methods are used?
A variety of methods is used in order to meet diverse learning styles. Instructors design activities which enable students to improve their communication skills in English both verbally and in writing.

Will I receive a certificate at the end of the semester?
Yes. Students with passing grades and an attendance record of at least 80% will receive a certificate of achievement at the end of the program.

Am I required to have health insurance?
Yes, all participants are required to have a comprehensive health insurance policy. Students may pay to participate in a student health insurance policy offered to FIT students through the insurance company Aetna, or they may purchase their own international health insurance policy which must have a US office and be as comprehensive as what the ACA (Affordable Care Act) requires. For more details, please visit FIT’s Health Services web page.