ESL 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)

Due to COVID-19, our program is fully online in the fall 2020 semester and therefore visa assistance is not needed.

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 2021

  • Priority Deadline: Nov 10
  • Final Deadline: Dec 1