ELTI Application for Admission

Important Announcements

ELTI is accepting applications for Spring 2023, Summer 2023, and Fall 2023. 

Before you begin:

  1. Check the semester you are applying for. Will you have enough time to get your visa and travel to North Carolina? Check visa wait times here.
  2. Make sure you have your documents ready for submission. You will need
    • A valid passport
    • An official bank statement from within the past six months (F1 students only)
  3. Use the link in the application to submit your documents. Please don't email them to us.

As you fill out the application form:

  1. Include your address in your home country. This is required by the U.S. government.
  2. Include your personal email address. This is required by the U.S. government.
  3. Include the phone number and email address of your emergency contact. This should not be your phone number and email address.

After you submit the application form:

  1. Pay the nonrefundable $60 application fee here.
  2. Upload your required documents here. Please do not send any documents to us by email.
  3. Check your email frequently for updates.

Important information about the bank statement you must submit:

  1. This can be one statement or several, but the amount must total the equivalent of $25,000 USD.
    • If you plan to bring your husband or wife with you, you must add $6000 USD.
    • You must add $3600 USD for each child you bring with you.
    • If the bank statements are not in your name, let us know whose they are (family, friends, sponsor, and so forth). 

We look forward to reviewing your application. If you have any questions, please contact us at elti@uncc.edu

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All fields marked with an * are required fields.

Program Dates

Semester you wish to begin:*

Personal Information

Phone Number
Please give the best phone number to use, especially for contacting you if we send your acceptance by courier service.
If you DO NOT have a phone number, enter "No Phone Number" in the field.

Email Address
We will send messages to these email addresses. Please check your email for information about your application.

Whose Email Address is This?*

Whose Email Address is This? 
Mailing Address
Use English letters, numbers, and the following characters: . ' , - /

Permanent Home Address
Use English letters, numbers, and the following characters: . ' , - /

We MUST have your address in your HOME COUNTRY if you will be coming to the US on a student visa.
This MUST BE the student's address.

Emergency Contact Information

Provide information for a family member or other trusted person who we should contact in case of an emergency.

Referral Source

How did you hear about ELTI? *

Visa Information

Are you currently in the United States?*

Do you currently have a visa issued by the United States?*

If you DO currently have a US visa, what type of visa are you on?

Do you want to request a certificate of eligibility (I-20 form) for an F-1 visa?
(US visa law requires all full-time students to use a student visa. We do not recommend coming to the US on a B visa for study.)

Educational Background

Note: If you are under 25 years old, you MUST graduate from high school before you can join our program.

Note: ELTI students are expected to know the English alphabet, be able to write simple sentences and speak about basic and daily life topics before arrival at the ELTI. Students who do not have basic English ability may need to find private tutoring to supplement their ELTI Level One classes.


Have you graduated from high school?

Have you attended college or university?

If so, please tell us the name of the college or university:

Have you taken the TOEFL within the past 2 years?

Dependent Information

Will your spouse (wife/husband) or children be accompanying you?*

Transfer Applicants

Are you transfering from another language school, college, or university in the US?*

UNC Charlotte Conditional Admission

Are you also applying for acceptance to undergraduate programs at UNC Charlotte?*