ESL Student Requirements

ELTA does not charge an application fee. To be considered for admission, applicants must:

  • Be a graduate of high school/secondary school.
  • Be at an intermediate level (ELTA does not accept beginners) and are able to provide proof of intermediate proficiency.

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
  • Proof of English Fluency
    • Duolingo 60*
  • $200 tuition deposit (non-refundable) which is credited towards tuition fee

* We can accept iTEP, IELTS, TOEFL test score that is less than two years old. Please contact us for more information.

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 valid passport
  • Proof of English Fluency
    • Duolingo 60*
  • $200 tuition deposit (non-refundable) which is credited towards tuition fee

* We can accept iTEP, IELTS, TOEFL test score that is less than two years old. Please contact us for more information.

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

Application Deadlines

Spring 2023

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

Summer 2023

  • International Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Final Domestic Deadline: May 15, 2023

Fall 2023

  • International Deadline: June 1, 2023
  • Final Domestic Deadline: August 15, 2023