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Apply for the Academic English Program (AEP) or English Language Program (ELP).

Dates and Costs

Application Form

Online payment


In order to maintain language diversity in our program, we only allow a certain number of speakers of any one language. Our goal is that no language group exceeds 1/3 of our student population.

Application Details:

  1. Send a completed application form.
  2. If you are applying to AEP, send proof of a completed undergraduate degree.
  3. If you are requesting an I-20, send a copy of the photo page of your passport.
  4. If you are a new AEP/ELP intensive student who needs an I-20, send a financial guarantee statement (usually, a personal/family bank statement) and $350 USD for SEVIS fee payment, express mail and document processing, and tuition deposit (non-refundable).


    If you are a PART-TIME or TRANSFER student, send a $100 USD tuition deposit (non-refundable).

    Photocopies, faxes, or email attachments are acceptable; we do not require original or official documents. If you are applying for an F-1 or J-1 visa, please keep your original financial guarantee statement for your visa interview.

Send airmail or regular domestic mail to:

ESL Services 
International Office
PO Box A
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78713-8901

Send EXPRESS mail to (or visit us in person at):

ESL Services

2400 Nueces St, Suite B
Austin, Texas 78705

Email the PDF application (with any email attachments) to

Or fax materials to us to: (512) 475-6810