How do I apply to The Language Institute?
Simply send a completed application form, a copy of your passport, high school diploma and financial support documents to us along with the correct amount of fees to us. Read how to apply for more details.
What is the deadline to apply to your school?
The Language Institute offers open-enrollment program which allows new students to begin their class at any time. There is no specific deadline to send your application to us. However, we suggest you to send your application to us as soon as you can or at least 8 weeks prior to your program start date. That should give us enough time to process your application and send an I-20 to you.
What do I have to send to you with my application?
Along with a completed application form, a copy of your passport, a copy of your high school (or college) diploma, and financial support documents, you are also required to send your payment which includes the followings:
Application fee - $50 nonrefundable
I-20 processing fee - $100
Express mailing fee - $65 nonrefundable
If you request other service(s), you must also send your payment for the service(s) at the same time:
Housing placement fee - $350 nonrefundable
Airport pick-up fee - $105 nonrefundable
When will The Language Institute process my application?
Normally, we process your application as soon as we receive your application form and all of the required documents. However, please note that we cannot send your I-20 to you unless payment which includes all service fees is received.
What is financial support document?
Financial support document is an official letter issued by your bank or financial institution. Financial support document can be a bank statement and/ or verification letter showing your current financial standing. Your financial support documents must show that sufficient funds are available for your tuition and living expenses while study at The Language Institute. Please note that the financial support documents must be written in English and shows available funds in U.S. dollars.
If you have a sponsor, your sponsor must prepare a financial document and also complete our Affidavit of Support.
We suggest that you prepare at least two copies of all financial documents, send one copy to The Language Institute and submit another copy to the U.S. embassy when you apply for student visa.
How do I make payment after I applied?
You can make payment by using one of these methods: (1) mail bank draft, cashier's check, or international money order to The Language Institute, (2) wire transfer money directly to our bank account or (3) use cardit card (VISA or MasterCard only).
Please read our Payment Policy for more details.
Can I use credit card to pay fees?
Yes, you can use credit card to pay your fees. The Language Institute currently accepts VISA and MasterCard only. Please note that you will pay 2% additional charge for using foreign credit card. You must also complete credit card authorization form and sent it to us to complete your credit card payment.
How can you guarantee that I will receive my I-20?
We send I-20 and other acceptance documents to students using expedited mail service courier such as FedEx to most cities around the world. Expedited mail guarantees that you will receive your documents within a short period of time, usually 2-3 business days to most major cities.
However, if you don't live in a major cities, the cost of expedited mail service may exceed the express mailing service fee that you paid ($65) to The Language Institute. In this case we will send your I-20 using express mail service provided by the United States Postal Service (USPS). The USPS express mail is also reliable but it usually takes additional 1-3 business days.