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Application Requirements and Information for Prospective ELP Students

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Thank you for your interest in the ELP.  The following information explains the admission procedures and supplies information about the English Language Program at Cal State L.A.

Application Deadlines

Academic Term
Start and End

*International
  Deadlines

Transfer within
US Deadlines
Summer Quarter, 2013 June 25 – September 6 May 15 June 15
Fall Quarter, 2013 October 1 – December 13 August 15 September 15
Winter Quarter, 2014 January 7 – March 21 December 1 January 1
Spring Quarter, 2014 April 1 – June 13 March 1 April 1
Summer Quarter, 2014 June 24 – September 5 May 15 June 15
Fall Quarter, 2014 September 30 – December 12 August 15 September 15

*International Deadlines = for students applying from outside of the United States, consulates and embassies in some countries may require additional processing time for student visas.  See http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/wait_4638.html for approximate wait times.

Required Documents for Students Applying from Outside of the United States

  • A completed English Language Program Application Form.Download it from www.calstatela.edu/elp.
  • 2.A readable copy of your passport biographical pages clearly showing your name, date of birth, and photograph.

    3.Application Fee(non-refundable) of USD $150 and Tuition Deposit (conditionally refundable) of USD $800 (Check only, payable to CSULA-ELP).

    • Applicants who do NOT obtain an F-1 Student Visa to attend California State University, Los Angeles AND return the Original Form I-20 along with a written request for a refund, will receive a Full Refund (100%) of the Tuition Deposit. Refund processing takes about 60 days.
    • Applicants who obtain an F-1 Student Visa to attend Cal State L.A. OR do NOT return the Original Form I-20 will receive NO Refund (0%).

    4.Sponsor Statement of Financial Support:

    • Original bank statement to cover expenses for one year with the following amounts for 2013-2014:
      Student’s education and living expenses + *Spouse + *Each Child
                              $24,000 $4,000       $2,000

    The bank statement must not be more than 6 months old from the date it was issued and printed by the banking institution. Funds must be in the form of Cash, Certificates of Deposit, or Money Market accounts – no stocks, bonds, mutual funds, retirement accounts, or any other form of securitized investment. The bank statement cannot be returned to you, and no photocopies, scans, or faxes will be accepted. All costs are subject to change without notice.

    • Sponsor’s signature on Sponsor Support page (inside the English Language Program Application Form)

    5.*Dependents:  If husband, wife, or minor children will be coming with you, we need the following:

    • Photocopies of passport biographical pages for each dependent
    • Additional amounts of financial support for each dependent (Spouse: $4,000; Each Child: $2,000) reflected in the overall bank statement balance
    • Evidence of personal relationship (For example, photocopy of Marriage Certificate or Birth Certificate)

    Required Documents for Transfer Students
    Students already in the United States and attending another school must provide:

    Everything listed in # 1 – 5 above, AND

    6.   A photocopy of your most recent Form I-20

    7.   A photocopy of your F-1 Student Visa

    8.   A photocopy of your 1-94 Card

    After we receive all your documents at our Mailing Address, we will send the Form I-20 by Express Mail within two weeks.  See Mailing Method in the English Language Program Application Form for additional options.  With your Form I-20, we will send your Letter of Acceptance and additional information that will help you obtain your visa and plan your trip here.


    Proof of English Language Proficiency – TOEFL

    • A TOEFL score is NOT required for admission into the English Language Program.
    • For bachelor degree programs at Cal State L.A., the minimum Language Proficiency Test scores are: TOEFL iBT – 61 (www.ets.org/toefl); IELTS – 5.5 (www.ielts.org); PTE – 44 (www.pearsonpte.com). For graduate programs the minimums are TOEFL iBT – 79; IELTS – 6; PTE – 53. MA TESOL requires at least 100 iBT. The institution code for TOEFL reporting to California State University, Los Angeles is 4399.

     

    English Language Program Costs Per Ten-Week Quarter (Academic Term)

    2013 - 2014
    Application Processing Fee
    $150
    Tuition*
    $3,050
    Required Health Center Fee
    $55
    Required Health Insurance†
    $200
    Total:
    $3,455

    *Texts and materials are included in tuition. †Health insurance amount is approximate.
    Students should be prepared to pay tuition and fees in full on Registration Day

    Where to Live

    • ELP students are welcome in the university dormitories (www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing), where students pay about $650 per month ($1,877 for 12 weeks) for a shared bedroom in a fully-furnished apartment with water, natural gas, electricity, trash collection and basic satellite TV service included.  Food and telephone service cost extra.  For information on how to reserve a space, see www.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/elp-signup.php or contact the English Language Program.
    • For information on how students can live with area families in private rooms with some meals provided, see website www.homestayservices.com and contact email homestay@homestayservices.com.

    Contact Us

    Mailing Address:
    The English Language Program
     
    College of Extended Studies and International Programs
     
    California State University, Los Angeles
     
    5151 State University Drive, GE 217
     
    Los Angeles, California  90032-8619   USA

    Other: Telephone: +1 323 343 4840 Fax: +1 323 343 4843
    Email:elpInfo@CalStateLA.edu Web:www.CalStateLA.edu/ELP
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 08:00 to 17:00 Pacific Time, GMT-7 (November 8 – March 13, GMT-8)

    California State University, Los Angeles is committed to equality of opportunity for all individuals, without regard to of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, ancestry, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental ability, medical condition, pregnancy, age (over 40), marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, disabled veteran's status, Vietnam Era veteran's status, or any other classification that precludes a person from consideration as an individual.

     

    The English Language Program
    College of Extended Studies and International Programs
    California State University, Los Angeles
    5151 State University Drive, GE 220
    Los Angeles, California  90032-8619   USA

    Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 08:00 to 17:00
    Pacific Time,
    GMT-7 (November 8 – March 13, GMT-8)

    Telephone: +1 323 343 4840
    Fax: +1 323 343 4843

     

     


    Regular Office Hours:

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Telephone
    + 1 323 343 4840

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