Apply for CAP (Undergraduate)

Thank you for your interest in the Conditional Admissions Program (CAP)! We are happy to help you with your application.

 


Application Procedures

 

Please follow these instructions very carefully.

1. Select at least one university that participates in CAP.

 

2. Complete the application for admission for the university that you have selected.

  • Note: If you are applying for the University of Delaware or the University of Scranton (one of our CAP partner universities), you may complete the Common Application.
    • If you are applying for the University of Delaware, you must also complete the University of Delaware Common Application Supplement. Contact admissions@udel.edu to obtain the supplement.
  • Note: The University of Scranton, one of our CAP partner universities, also accepts the Common Application. The rest of the CAP partner colleges and universities have their own applications, and you must visit their websites in order to apply.

Click here to access the Common Application

 

3. Submit all required documents to the university you selected.

  • Special notes:
    • If you completed the Common Application, you can submit the required documents to the university through the Common Application website.
      Do not send your paper documents to the ELI.
    • You may also submit the supporting documents by email directly to the university to which you applied. See that university’s website for details.
  • If you need assistance, contact CAPadmissions@udel.edu.

 

4. Submit the simple ELI CAP Application and pay the $100 ELI Application Fee.

  • This application is required, and it will help you to obtain the fastest service in your admissions process.

Go to CAP application

Click here to pay ELI application fee

 

5. Submit required documents to the ELI.

The following documents should be submitted to the ELI by email at CAPadmissions@udel.edu:

Passport Send us a copy of the page that contains your biographic information.
Proof of financial resources This can take the form of a bank statement or a bank letter, and it must show the following information:

  • The name of the account holder (either your name or the name of the person who will pay for the student’s studies) written in the English alphabet.
  • The date (the bank statement must be no more than 3 months old)
  • The amount of money in the account. It must show $7,145 US (or the equivalent in your home country’s currency) for each session you will attend.
  • The bank statement must be written in English.
Letter of sponsorship Some important information:

  • This is only necessary if someone else will pay for your studies.
  • If your family or a friend will pay for your studies, please ask them to create and sign a letter of sponsorship.
  • If your sponsor lives in the USA, the letter of sponsorship must be notarized.
  • Click here to download a sample letter of sponsorship.
Transcripts
(transfer students only)
If you attended any other institutions in the USA before coming to the ELI, you must send us a transcript for all programs attended.All transfer students must be in good academic standing at their previous institutions. Students who are not in good academic standing will be denied admission to the ELI.
Proof of Academic Success Form
(transfer students only)
If you attended any other institution in the USA before coming to the ELI, you must download and submit a Proof of Academic Success form for the most recent institution you attended.All transfer students must be in good academic standing at their previous institutions. Students who are not in good academic standing will be denied admission to the ELI.
I-20 Form
(transfer students only)
If you attended any other institutions in the USA before coming to the ELI, you must send us a copy of every I-20 form that you were ever issued.

 

Processing Time

Important things to know:

  • Mark your calendar! It takes approximately 8 weeks (after receiving all required admissions documents) to receive an admissions decision. Due to the high volume of email messages that we receive, we ask you not to contact the university or the ELI Admissions Office for an admissions update until after 8 weeks have passed since you completed your application.
  • If your application is incomplete, or if there is a problem with your application, we will contact you by email.
  • You will receive your admissions decision by email.

 


Application Terms and Conditions

By submitting the application to the ELI, the applicant:

  • Certifies that the information submitted on the application is correct.
  • Certifies that he/she is registering for this program and that he/she is responsible for meeting all costs associated with the program.
  • Gives the ELI permission to report his/her progress updates and transcripts to his/her sponsor (if applicable).
  • Understands that the ELI will not defer his/her start date more than 2 times; if the applicant attempts to change his/her start date a third time, the ELI will cancel his/her admission.
  • Understands that, if he/she enters the United States using the ELI’s I-20 form and then fails to enroll at the ELI (example: if he/she transfers to a different school without attending at least 1 session at the ELI), he/she will be charged a $300 Early Withdrawal Administration Fee.
  • Agrees to the ELI Refund Policy.
  • Certifies that he/she has read these terms and conditions and the ELI’s housing conditions.
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