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The StepUp program involves non-credit, intensive coursework, and/or individual tutoring that provides comprehensive English language and cultural training at all levels of proficiency. Our goal is to help multilingual students develop high-intermediate to advanced levels of English language proficiency so they can communicate effectively and socialize into U.S. culture successfully. Students can choose the full-time or part-time program, and courses can be taken either in-person on campus or online.

Conditional Admissions

Successful completion of the StepUp program satisfies the requirements for conditional admissions to Lehigh University’s graduate and undergraduate programs. Students who are interested in applying to a graduate or undergraduate program at Lehigh can start taking non-credit StepUp courses and then apply to Lehigh University. Alternatively, they can apply to Lehigh first and then take StepUp courses if they are conditionally admitted.


Summer 2022: June 27th to August 12th

Application, fee, & deposit due by June 13th OR March 27th if you need a visa



FULL-TIME PRICE: (includes 3 CORE COURSES,1 elective, plus Learning Center, 7-9 weeks; 4.5 days per week): $4,900
(20% discount for Conditionally Admitted Students)

PART-TIME PRICE: $725-$1500 per course for summer session
One-on-One and Small Group Tutoring also Available:


The application is available here

Refunds: The $50 application fee is non-refundable. Refunds for the $500 deposit are only granted in cases of visa denial/delay and other unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances. In these cases, you must provide written notice to ICAPE (email is acceptable) by 60 days before the program start date in order to receive any refund.


Please email with any questions or call 610-758-6099

See also the StepUp Webpage:


Monday to Friday, Day and Evening Classes. See sample weekly schedule at: