Submit the following documents with your completed application form by email, fax, US mail or express mail.

Email address:
Fax number: 1-315-443-1530

Mailing address:
English Language Institute
700 University Ave, Room #207
Syracuse, NY 13244

  1. Copy of passport
  2. Proof of financing: Either A or B
    A. A bank statement or bank letter. If the bank account is in a name other than the student’s, the account holder must sign the application form under FINANCIAL SOURCE. The bank statement can be no more than 6 months old and must show at least $17,000 for a full semester or $8,500 for one summer session.
    B. A letter of sponsorship. A Financial Guarantee or Terms of Appointment from your sponsor (other than a family member).
  3. Academic transcript(s) from your most recent institution
  4. Statement written by you explaining your need to study English
  5. Fees
    1. $100 application fee (nonrefundable)
    2. $500 tuition deposit (nonrefundable)
    3. $50 express mail fee (to send your admission packet to your home country)
  6. A jpg headshot photo of you for your SUID card

Application Deadlines

We ask that you submit all documents and fees no later than 60 days before the program starts if you are not currently in the US. If you are currently studying in the US and would like to transfer to Syracuse, please have all documents and fees submitted no later than 30 days before the program starts.

Processing Time

Once all documents and fees have been received, your application will be processed within 5 business days (“business days” in the U.S. are Monday through Friday).

Refund Policy

The remainder of tuition is due upon registration. For tuition refunds, students must cancel before the first day of class. Tuition deposits are non-refundable. Compelling medical or legal reasons may allow a partial tuition refund, up to 50 percent, within the first week of the program.