Student Services

Fast I-20 Form Processing Time

Once you send in your application documents you should receive an email regarding your admission status usually within 1-2 days. We guarantee that you will receive your I-20 form in the mail within one week from the day that you receive your acceptance email from AELS. For your convenience we will provide you with the UPS (United Parcel Service) tracking number. You will be able to track your I-20 form from the moment we send it. Please use the UPS tracking website to track your I-20 form here.

Teacher Background Check

Teachers are an incredible integral part of our program and our students’ success. We choose upstanding teachers who can create a safe space for our students. All the teachers at AELS have been screened and fingerprinted.

The safety of our students is one of our main concerns when hiring new teachers. It is important to us that we choose the best candidates who are going to actively work together to make this a comfortable, safe space for our students always.

Before being hired, all our prospective teachers get fingerprinted and obtain clearance from the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). We require that our teachers conduct their fingerprinting as part of the Live Scan process. This allows us to request a background check from the DOJ that will inform us of any active arrests or convictions. Through this process, we can protect our students, our staff, and our administration from unnecessary danger. We can focus on the goal of providing students with a great education!

Health Insurance

Although AELS does not require health insurance, it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you maintain health insurance while in the U.S. It would be ideal to obtain health insurance from your home country because it will be cheaper. However, if you would like to sign up for a health insurance plan once you are here, we can help you with that process.