Steps to Apply

Minor Policy

ELI accepts minors into our program on a case by case basis.  Our minimum age requirement is 16.  Most ELI students are over 18.  If you are under 18 and would like to attend ELI you must have a local guardian or parent in the area that you are staying with throughout the duration of the program.  Students under 18 must also submit a guardian waiver form and receive acceptance from the director of the English Language Institute.  ELI has the right to refuse acceptance to any minor student.

Steps After Your Application

After your admission to English Language and College Skills Institute, you will receive a SEVIS I-20 document necessary for you to receive an F-1 student visa.

Applying for your Student Visa

Apply for F-1 Visa

The student visa F-1 can be obtained at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate outside of the United States. Here are the steps for applying to the F-1 visa:

If your application for a student visa is approved, the consular officer will place a visa stamp in your passport and return the SEVIS I-20 in a sealed envelope. With these documents, you may enter the U.S. New regulations limit your entry to United States to no earlier than 30 days prior to the reporting date in the SEVIS I-20 (Your report date is the first date listed on Section 5 of your I-20 form).

Are you Ready to Travel?

Since you are here as an international student, we want to make sure that before you travel you check the list below to confirm you have all of the required documents that will allow you to return to United States:

If you do not have all of these documents, please make sure you contact our international office at 760.795.6897 prior to leaving the United States.

Contact Information
P +1.760.795.6897
F +1.760.757.8209