Application Form

Deadline for Spring I 2018 International Applications:  January 1, 2018

Deadline for Spring I 2018 Transfer Students:  January 7, 2018

Directions: Please complete this form as carefully and accurately as possible since it may be used to create your Form I-20 and F-1 Student Visa in addition to your standard intensive English program record.


ELI Application Purpose

I understand that this ELI Application is for the purpose of studying in Sam Houston State's English Langue Program only and will not be considered for conditional admission to any degree-awarding program at the university.


Which semester are you applying for?*


Personal Information

Gender *

Do you have any dependents (spouse, children, etc.) that will need to have immigration documents created based on your application? *

Are you bringing more than two dependents? Email eli@shsu.edu to let us know.


Permanent Address


Mailing/Shipping Address

ELI will use this address to mail or ship you any documents such as an I-20, acceptance package, or other materials.


Previous Education / Test Scores

Have you earned a Bachelor's degree before? *
Have you ever attended any colleges, universities, or English programs in the US? *
Have you ever taken the TOEFL or IELTS exam before? *

International Transfer Students

Are you currently studying in the US? (will you be considered a transfer student if accepted?) *

Financial Documents

Financial Declaration: Students must demonstrate evidence of financial support for one academic year (9 months) in order to be issued a Form I-20. The approximate cost of a 9-month period of study at the SHSU English Language Institute is US $18,500 for tuition, fees, books, housing, meals, and personal expenses. An additional $2000 is required for each dependent included on the Form I-20. Attach an original official bank letter in English, stating that sufficient funds are available to support your stay in the United States.

Do you plan to be sponsored by a 3rd party organization (such as SACM) while studying at SHSU ELI? *

Emergency Contact Information


Academic Plans

Please indicate if you used an agency to help you with this application *
If no, how did you hear about SHSU ELI? *









Application Fee ($75)

By clicking the "Submit Application" button below, I confirm that the application information provided is correct and accurate and that I understand that I may be asked to provide additional documents or fees if necessary to complete my application.