Stephen F. Austin State University

Admission to English Language Program only

For students applying to study in the Intensive English Program (ELI) only

Students applying for academic programs and students seeking conditional admission pending English proficiency, submit the appropriate academic application (using the information on the Undergraduate or Graduate (Master's PhD) pages).

  1. APPLICATION
  2. APPLICATION FEE ($50 payable by US Check or Money Order)
  3. DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE from high school/ highest level of education
  4. ENGLISH EXAM (TOEFL OR IELTS) - Official TOEFL score report issued directly by ETS (school code is 6682)
  5. ORIGINAL BANK STATEMENT Verifying funds of at least $17,690 USD
  6. ORIGINAL CERTIFICATION OF FINANCES
  7. MENINGITIS VACCINATION PROOF Only if student is < 22 years of age ±
All students who wish to be admitted to the English Language Institute must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Please note that the ELI does not provide beginning English instruction. Students should already possess an intermediate level of English proficiency.

To succeed in the ELI program, students should enter with skills equivalent to a score no lower than a 58 on the TOEFL or a 5.5 on the IELTS. Students should have a solid grasp of English grammar, be able to comprehend and respond to conversational English, read and comprehend lower-level academic texts, and write complex sentences. For most students, a minimum of three years' previous study of English is necessary for success in the program.

A student may be considered for conditional admission 'with caution' if a TOEFL score of 51+ or an IELTS score of 5.0 is presented. However, the student will be cautioned that they may be required to repeat at least one level of the English program.

Find more information on the English Proficiency Requirements page.

± Not needed for admission, but students will not be able to register for classes until this is received.