If you answered yes to the questions above, you are ready to apply.
You should apply at least three months in advance of the session you choose to start your English study. Applications completed after the deadline may not give you enough time to obtain your visa depending on the visa wait time in your country. In this case, your I-20 would have to be express mailed to you at your expense. To find out the visa wait time for your country, visit this State Dept. page. If you cannot arrive by the Mandatory Orientation date, then you should plan to change your I-20 Start date.
If you are planning to transfer from another college or university in the U.S. to our program, you also need to submit:
We will then send you an acceptance letter and a transfer form. Your advisor needs to complete this form and send it back to us.
Below are the fees, documents, and information you need to submit for admission. All applications documents must be submitted together at one time.
If you have an embassy scholarship, instead of submitting the bank letter and financial statement, you can submit an "Admission Purpose Only (APO)" letter from your embassy. The APO letter must:
Students with scholarships should be aware that the APO letter is not the same as the official financial guarantee. A student who submits an APO letter for admission must also submit an official financial guarantee from their embassy by the start of the session.
If you plan to bring dependents with you to USA (your wife, husband, or children), please submit the following documents:
You can scan and email, fax or mail your supporting documents. IMPORTANT! All applications documents must be submitted together at one time. Please do not send incomplete forms, and do not send an application package that is missing any of the documents listed above. Please don't forget to write your full name and application number on every page.
ELI Fax: 801-585-9449
ELI email: ELI@utah.edu
English Language Institute University of Utah
1901 E South Campus Drive
Room 2202 ANNEX Building
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9359
When you are accepted you receive:
Admission to the ELI is not the same as admission to the University of Utah. If you wish to obtain admission to the university, you must apply there directly. For more information, contact:
After we receive all of the required documents and fees, it takes about 2-3 weeks to review the application and process an I-20. ELI has two options available for the mailing of your acceptance letter and I-20 which are as follows:
1. Send by Regular Airmail - You will receive an email from ELI telling you that "You have been admitted to ELI. If you want your I-20 sent by regular airmail at no charge, please reply to this e-mail to confirm your overseas address." It takes 2-4 weeks to receive.
2. Send by Express Mail - Please register and pay for the mailing costs at study.eshipglobal.com. You will receive your acceptance letter and I-20 through DHL or FedEx in 3-5 days. When you first log in, please use your four-digit ELI application number as your student I.D. number. You must use the website provided above – do not go through the DHL or FedEx website directly. The eshipglobal service will notify us once you have registered and paid a shipment.
Please check your e-mail regularly for the status of your application.
For more information, call 801-581-4600 or submit your questions by using our online form