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​​​​Ready to ​apply to the English Language Academy?

Read more below about admission requirements and your next steps to apply.

Admission Requirements

Admission to ELA is open to all international students who have studied some English and completed their secondary school education. The minimum age for the Intensive English Program (IEP) is 17 years old.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines are:

  • About eight (8) weeks for students outside the U.S.
  • Two (2) weeks for F-1 transfer students within the U.S.
  • Rolling deadline for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.
  • See ELA Calendar for deadlines for each term.

How to Apply

Step 1. Apply online:

Create your application account (Blue Demon Domain) and select "English Language Academy" Application. 

Apply Here

Step 2. Submit application fee:

Pay a $130 online application fee (non-refundable). You can pay with a credit/debit card at the end of the online application.​

​Step 3. Take the Pre-Placement Test:

  • Once you pay your application fee, you will receive instructions on how to take the pre-placement test online. The results will be sent to the ELA office directly.
  • You will need a computer with a webcam and internet access. ​​

Once you complete these three steps, ELA will review your application and give an admission decision, usually within 5 business days.

* You will be recorded during the pre-placement test to ensure a secure environment for the test. If any suspicious activities are confirmed during the pre-placement test, your application will be canceled. If you want to reapply, you will need to restart the application process by submitting a new online application form, pay another $130 application fee, and retake the pre-placement test.

Do you have questions? Make an appointment with ELA staff.

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Part-time Enrollment

The English Language Academy's curriculum is designed primarily as academic preparation for full-time students seeking enrollment in degree programs. A Limited numbers of placements are available for applicants who wish to study part-time (less than four classes) or whose status limits enrollment (principally F-2 visa holders). Applicants with little or no English language who are limited to part-time study should plan to develop their basic English skills before applying to ELA. ​