Intensive English and Bridge Programs

Intensive English

Lake Washington Institute of Technology offers a special English language program just for international students.

You may attend LWTech as a full-time Intensive English Program student if you do not fulfill the minimum English language requirements (TOEFL 54 Internet, 157 computer or 480 paper) for our technical classes.

We offer a free placement test for all students in lieu of the TOEFL. Students with comparable scores to the required TOEFL scores will be placed in either the Intensive English classes, Bridge program, or directly into academic or technical classes.

Students in the IEP program must take 18 credits per quarter. Tuition prices for this program are the International Tuition IEP prices.

Bridge Program

Students with the following TOEFL scores are eligible to take a combination of English and technical classes:

  • TOEFL: 45 Internet, 133 computer, or 457 paper or comparable placement test score

Bridge students will take 15 credits for this quarter long program. This includes part IEP classes and part academic or technical classes. Tuition rates for this program are the non-resident tuition prices for the number of credits the student is taking.

International Programs Office contact information.