Thank you for your interest in the Intensive English Program (IEP)!
On this page, you will find everything you need to know in order to apply for IEP, including:
- Application instructions
- Required documents to submit
- Application processing time
- How to ask questions
- Application terms and conditions
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Please follow these instructions for the application process.
1. Complete an application for our program.
The application for the Intensive English Program is available in several languages! Please complete the application to begin the admissions process.
2. Submit required documents.
Please see the list of required documents below. Click on each item to learn the details and requirements for each item.
Do you want the ELI to process your application faster? For faster processing times, please submit the following documents by uploading them directly to the online application. If you cannot upload your documents, you may submit them by email (email@example.com) or fax (+1-302-831-6765).
Send us a copy of the full page that contains your biographic information including the machine readable section at the bottom.
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 issue date (the bank statement must be no more than 3 months old)
☑ The amount of money in the account. It must show $6,161 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.
Transfer students must also submit the documents shown below:
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
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 and Visa
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, as well as your current visa.
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3. Pay the application fee and express mail fee
All students are required to pay the non-refundable fee of US $135 when they submit the application. This includes the application fee ($100) and the express mail fee ($35). Failure to pay these fees will result in the delay of your application process. Please pay these fees with a credit card by using our secure online payment form.
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Application Processing Time
Once all documents have been received, we will process your application and send the I-20 form to you by express mail within 1-2 business days (“business days” in the USA are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday only).
Application Terms and Conditions
By submitting the IEP 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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