Application Process

Application Process

Only institutions that are Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certified can issue an I-20 Form. The I-20 Form is proof that students are eligible to stay in the United States as a student. Before students can be issued an I-20 Form, they need to apply and get accepted into a SEVP certified school. The first step to enrolling in American English Language School is to apply. All students must submit their application, application fee, copy of passport, high school diploma or college transcripts (proof of highest level of education completed), and a certificate of bank balance. Once AELS receives everything to apply, it would usually only take a day or two for students to receive their acceptance letter. Students then must register online and pay the I-901 SEVIS fee ($350) before entering the United States. AELS can help you by filing your I-901 to save you some time.

Once students receive their acceptance letter, their I-20 Form can be issued. Students have the option to either pay $50 for the express mailing fee or have their I-20 Form sent to them within 7 days, or they can have a family member or friend pick up their I-20 for them. We guarantee that all students will receive their I-20 Form in the mail within one week from the date they receive their acceptance letter. We also will provide a UPS tracking number to students so that they are able to track their I-20 form from when we send it to when they receive it.


Published on November 21, 2019

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