Applying for the Intensive English Program (IEP)

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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:

Apply in your own language!

The application for the Intensive English Program is available in several languages! Select a language below to apply via ApplyESL.

Application Instructions

Follow these steps to complete your application for our Intensive English Program. If you need help or have any questions, we are happy to help! Email us at ud-eli@udel.edu.

1. Complete an application for our program.

Please complete the application to begin the admissions process.

2. Submit required documents.

Please see the list of required documents below. 

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 (ud-eli@udel.edu) or fax (+1-302-831-6765).

Select an item below to learn more.

Passport

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 $6,433 US (or the equivalent in your home country’s currency) for each session you will attend.

☑ It must say the type of currency (USD or your home country’s currency)

☑ 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 U.S., the letter of sponsorship must be notarized.

Download a sample letter of sponsorship.

Transfer students must also submit the documents shown below:

Transcripts

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.

Download the Proof of Academic Success Form (PDF)

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.

3. Pay the tuition deposit and express mail fee

All applicants to this program are required to pay US $335 when they submit the application.

This includes the non-refundable tuition deposit ($300) and the express mail fee ($35).

Note: The tuition deposit of $300 will be subtracted from the student’s first tuition bill. 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.

More admissions information

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 U.S. 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 they are registering for this program and that they are responsible for meeting all costs associated with the program.

☑ Gives the ELI permission to report their progress updates and transcripts to their sponsor (if applicable).

☑ Understands that the ELI will not defer their start date more than 2 times; if the applicant attempts to change their start date a third time, the ELI will cancel their admission.

☑ Understands that, if they enters the United States using the ELI’s I-20 form and then fails to enroll at the ELI (example: if they transfer to a different school without attending at least 1 session at the ELI), they will be charged a $300 Early Withdrawal Administration Fee.

☑ Agrees to the ELI Refund Policy.

☑ Certifies that they have 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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