Student Requirements

All applicants must be a graduate of high school/secondary school. Applicants must be able to speak, read, write, and understand simple sentences. ELTA does not accept beginners.

Domestic Students

  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

  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)
  • A completed CFIS form *
  • A bank letter or certified scholarship letter showing at least U.S. $44,042 for a full year of study and living expenses*
  • Transfer-in form (F-1 transfer students only)
  • I-134 form (if applicable)

*All documents must be dated within the past 3 months to be valid.

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

Spring 2018 Application Deadlines

  • International Students
    Priority Deadline: September 15

  • International Students
    Final Deadline: November 15

  • Domestic Students
    Final Deadline: January 9

Summer 2018 Application Deadlines

  • International Students
    Priority Deadline: March 9

  • International Students
    Final Deadline: April 6

  • Domestic Students
    Final Deadline: May 28