Apply for the Academic Transitions Program (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.
  • 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


4. Submit the simple ELI CAP Application and pay the $100 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 a copy of your passport to the ELI.

Send us a copy of the full page that contains your biographic information including the machine readable section at the bottom. You may submit a copy of this document on the application or by email:

Processing Time

Important things to know:

  • Mark your calendar! It takes approximately 3 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 3 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.

Great news! The University of Delaware Office of Admissions is now processing undergraduate applications in 3 weeks! Click here to learn more. 

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.
  • Agents: Applicants that are being assisted by an agent must include the agency name, email and full address on the application. Commission will not be available to agencies that do not include this information.

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