Thrive in the global marketplace

Now more than ever, English is the global language of business. From Samsung to Microsoft, more multinational companies are requiring English as a common corporate language. Through the ASU International Graduate Preparation Program - Business, you will improve your English for degree study and pave the way to a career in the high-demand world of global business. 

The IGPP is an alternative to the TOEFL exam. When you complete the IGPP - Business, you will have fulfilled your English proficiency requirement for admission into your chosen degree program in the W. P. Carey School of Business 

About W.P. Carey

More than 15,000 students from over 100 countries call W. P. Carey home. And with more than 45 ways to earn a W. P. Carey degree, we’re preparing the leaders of tomorrow for wherever their career takes them. W. P. Carey School students come from all over the world and are prepared for careers with global impact — no matter which path they choose.

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Admissions Requirements

You must be "admitted with deficiencies" to one of ASU's business master's degree programs. This means you have applied to your ASU graduate degree program and meet the academic requirements to succeed at ASU, but lack the necessary English proficiency score for full admissions. 

You must also have one of the following for admission to the IGPP–Business.

• Minimum TOEFL score of 80.
• Minimum IELTS score of 6.5. No band under 6.0.


The ASU International Graduate Preparation Program is a 10-week course. The cost of the course is approximately $4,500 and includes tuition, fees and health insurance. 

Housing and meals

The ASU International Graduate Preparation Program will be held on Arizona State University's largest and most vibrant campus in Tempe, Arizona.

The cost to live on campus along with a ASU meal plan is $3,500.

Living on campus is a great way to meet American ASU students, become familiar with university life, and improve your English. Students who live on campus are always a few steps away from campus events, dining facilities, and 24-hour emergency services.

Watch this video to learn how living on campus can help you be successful at ASU.

Summer 2019: May 29 to Aug. 2

Application deadline: April 29

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If your primary purpose for entering the United States is to study, you must obtain an F-1 student visa. To get an F-1 visa, you need to apply to the ASU International Graduate Preparation Program and submit the required documents.

ASU Global Launch will also issue I-20 documents for dependents of the applicant. If you require an I-20 for a dependent, your financial guarantee must provide proof of an additional $1,875 for a spouse or $1,250 for a child.

Next steps

  1. After you receive our SEVIS form I-20, process your SEVIS Form I-901 and your SEVIS fee.

  2. Apply for a non-immigrant visa, DS-160. After you complete your DS-160, print and save the DS-160 barcode page.

  3. Schedule a visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate near you. Each consulate has different wait times. You can view the wait times in your area online.

  4. Pay your non-immigrant visa application fees before your visa interview.

  5. Prepare for your visa interview. Please read all information provided by the U.S. embassy or consulate that you will visit.

Step 1. Obtain a financial guarantee letter from your bank showing a minimum of $7,550 USD (or the equivalent in your local currency) available for your school and living expenses in the requested session. You should have this form ready before moving into step 2. Download a Sample Statement of Financial Guarantee.

Step 2. Fill out the application form completely. Your name and date of birth must be the same as recorded in your passport. You MUST upload your passport or proof of American citizenship (or permanent residency).

Step 3. Pay the non-refundable application fee of $125. Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer. You will be prompted to pay the application fee at the end of the application. 

Applications for the summer session are due by April 29, 2018.

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If you have any additional questions about the International Graduate Preparation Program - Business, financial aid, insurance, courses, etc., please visit our Frequently Asked Questions document.

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