ELTI Application for Admission

Important Announcements

ELTI is accepting applications for Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024.

NOTE: All supporting documents must be submitted HERE. PLEASE do not send them through email.

Before you begin:

  1. Check visa wait times here.
  2. Make sure you have your documents ready for submission. You will need
    • A valid passport 
    • Proof of high school completion (if you are under 25 years of age)
    • An official bank statement from within the past six months (F1 students only)

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 email address. We cannot send your I-20 to anyone but you.
  3. Include the phone number and email address of an emergency contact (someone we can call or email if you have an emergency).

After you submit the application form:

  1. Pay the nonrefundable $90 USD application fee here. *NOTE: As of December 2023, the application fee is now $90 USD.
  2. Make sure you have uploaded all required documents.
  3. Check your email frequently for updates.

Important information about the bank statement (F1 students only):

  1. Statements can be from one or more accounts, but the amount must total the equivalent of $25,000 USD.
    • Add $6000 USD for your husband or wife if you bring them with you. 
    • Add $3600 USD for each child you bring with you.
    • Tell us who the bank statements belong to if they are not yours. 

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

Email Address

We will send messages to this email address. Please check your email for information about your application.

You MUST have access to the email address to register your student account.

Permanent Home Address

Use English letters, numbers, and, if necessary, 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.

Mailing Address

Only if different from your permanent home address

Emergency Contact Information

Provide information for a family member or other trusted person whom 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?*

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. Please be sure to upload unofficial copies of your high school transcript with your other documents.


Have you graduated from high school?

Have you attended college or university?

Have you taken the TOEFL / IELTS / Duolingo within the past 2 years?

Dependent Information

Will your spouse (wife/husband) or children (under 21) 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?*