Apply – Intensive English Program

ELI Students in the Ferguson Student Center


Apply – Intensive English Program

Step One

    • New Students: Complete and submit an online application in English or in another language.
      You may also download a paper application form and instructions in English.


  • Transfer Students ONLY: Complete an online application in English or in another language.
    In addition, complete an ELI Transfer-In Request Form.

Step Two

Send the following documents by mail, fax or internet:

  • Completed application form
  • Financial support document (See below for details.)
  • Copy of the passport photo page
  • Application payment of $50 USD

Financial support document: A document showing that your sponsor has at least $5,749 in US dollars available for each session you plan to attend. The document used most often is a letter from a bank which shows the amount of funds your sponsor has in his/her bank account. After we have the financial support document, we can issue the I-20. Please send a copy of your document by fax or email.

What Happens Next?

  • We will process your application and collect a tuition deposit fee of $250.
  • We will mail you an I-20 form to apply for a student visa at the nearest U.S. embassy or Consulate.

Bringing Family Members

If you plan to bring family members with you, please provide the following information for each family member by email or on another sheet of paper and enclose it with your application:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Relationship to Student
  • Copy of the passport photo page

The estimated cost per session will increase by $850 for each family member accompanying you.

Contact Us

B.B. Comer Hall in fall

Mailing & Physical Address

English Language Institute

The University of Alabama

Box 870250

101 BB Comer Hall

400 McCorvey Drive

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0250


Admission to the ELI does not guarantee admission to a University of Alabama degree program.