Anne Griner, IESL Program Director
How to Apply
1. Application. Complete the application and return it with the required documents and the application fee to the IESL office. Documents should be originals.
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2. Application fee. A $100 non-refundable application fee must be included in the form of a bank check or money order, made payable to the University of Louisville.
3. Transcripts. Include an official transcript of your secondary school records and any records from college or university courses. If you are currently studying in the U.S., transcripts from this school must be provided. Documents must be in English. Diplomas are not accepted as proof of study. (A transcript is a complete record of courses taken, grades received, years of attendance, and the title of any diploma or degree received. The grading system must be clearly shown on each record.)
4. Copy of Passport
. Submit a copy of your passport with your picture and the spelling of your name.5. Proof of Financial Resources
. If you are applying for an I-20, submit original documents or certified copies, on letterhead, from a bank or other supporting agency. Documents must be in English and amounts stated in U.S. dollars. A bank statement should be included. You must show sufficient financial resources to cover all expenses for an academic year. (See Course Information
for a list of the costs of our program.) An I-20 will not be issued until all required information is received. For more information about financial commitment and amounts, please see the International Center web page.6. Dependents
. If dependents will be coming with you, complete the Dependent Information section of the application. The U.S. embassy defines dependent
as wife, husband, son, and daughter. Include a copy of the passport of your dependent(s) to verify their name. Additional funds must be added to your Financial Guarantee for each person (see Course Information and/or the International Center web page for the exact amount).7. Transfers
. If you wish to transfer from another university or program, you must complete a Transfer to UofL form (PDF)
. This form must be completed by you and the school indicated on your I-20. If you are accepted in the IESL program, you must contact the International Center to schedule an interview before your I-20 will be issued. You cannot start the IESL program until the transfer and new I-20 are complete.Additional Information
After you have submitted all required information, the Director of IESL will review your application. Allow at least ten (10) working days for your application to be reviewed. Due to the high volume of applications both received and processed, it is recommended that your complete application and all supporting materials be received early.
International students should not apply for a visa appointment or make travel plans until receiving a formal letter of admission from the intensive English Program and an I-20 from the International Center.
Students must start the program on the first day (as specified on line 5 of the I-20 form). Students who arrive late cannot
be guaranteed a place in the Intensive English program.
Tuition must be paid in full during the first week of classes. UofL does not offer
scholarships, payment plans, or financial aid to IELP students.
If you have questions, contact our office at 502-852-5901 or email our office at email@example.com
A description of our courses, semester dates, and fees. On the first day of the semester, new students are tested to determine their level of study. There are three levels of study--Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Beginning level students will need a minimum of three (3) semesters to complete the Program, Intermediate level students will need two (2) semesters, and Advanced level students will need one (1) semester. (Students must pass their level before they continue to the next one.)
Registration and orientation for Fall 2013
begin at 9:00 a.m. on August 26. New students receive a letter of acceptance with the location of registration and other important information.
Students in the full-time IESL program are in class Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Semesters follow the University of Louisville schedule.
Our instructors hold Master of Arts degrees in linguistics and TESOL.
Links to Other University Departments
Questions regarding I-20s (DS-2019s), visas, transfers from other schools, change of status, insurance, or other immigration matters should be directed to the International Student Advisor at the International Center
. This site also has links to support (I-134) forms, INS updates, and other web information for international students. Housing
Students are responsible for making housing arrangements. Application should be submitted as early as possible, based on the deadlines on the UofL Housing Office web page
. Acceptance in IESL does not guarantee housing.
You must have a Visitor's parking pass or a valid UofL parking permit to park on the University campus. First-time visitors should go to one of the Visitor Centers on campus (located on 3rd Street [West] or Cardinal Boulevard [East]). Information about parking permit fees, visitor parking, directions to campus, and other important information is located on the Parking Office website
All F1 and J1 visa students are required to maintain insurance during their course of study in the U.S. Students will be charged for the UofL insurance. Information on insurance requirements are located on the Campus Health
page and the campus insurance information
Applicants to Intensive English are admitted to the IELP program only. (Admissions web page
for direct links).
Many IELP students apply to one of UofL's schools or programs after they arrive. We are here to guide Intensive English students through the UofL admissions process.
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last updated January 25, 2013