ESL Student Requirements

All applicants must:

  • have graduated from high school/secondary school. 
  • be able to speak, read, write, and understand simple sentences. (ELTA does not accept beginners.)

Domestic Students

Applicants who do not require immigration support for the F-1 Student Visa

  1. Create an account.
  2. After you have created an account, complete the application. 
  3. After you have submitted the first portion of your application, you must return to your account and complete supplemental items.

    Note: Your application will not be considered until you have submitted the required supplemental items.
  • Copy of valid passport
  • $200 tuition deposit (non-refundable)

Successful completion of ELTA can fulfill the IELTS/TOEFL requirement for some American University programs.

For further information about available pathway program options, please contact:
ELTA
elta@american.edu
(202) 895-4970

International and F-1 Visa Transfer Students

Applicants who require immigration support for the F-1 Student Visa

  1. Create an account.
  2. After you have created an account, complete the application. 
  3. After you have submitted the first portion of your application, you must return to your account and complete supplemental items.

    Note: Your application will not be considered until you have submitted the required supplemental items.
  • Copy of a valid passport
  • $200 tuition deposit (non-refundable)

ELTA helps international students every step of the way in their application for an F-1 Student Visa. For more information on immigration documents and international student life at American University, visit the International Student and Scholar Services website.

Successful completion of ELTA can fulfill the IELTS/TOEFL requirement for some American University programs.

For further information about available pathway program options, please contact: 

ELTA
elta@american.edu
(202) 895-4970

If you are not sure whether you should apply as a domestic or international student, please contact us at elta@american.edu

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Application Deadlines

Fall 2022

  • International Deadline: June 1, 2022
  • Final Domestic Deadline: August 15, 2022

Spring 2023

  • International Deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Final Domestic Deadline: January 5, 2023