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

Dates and Costs

Application Form


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.

Spring 2015: We are accepting applications.

Summer 2015: We will begin accepting applications in November. 

Application Details:

  1. Call/email first to make sure space is available. While there is no application deadline, we do have quotas based on native languages.  This is to ensure that our classes have a variety of native languages and cultures.
  2. Send a completed application form.
  3. If you are applying to AEP, send proof of a completed undergraduate degree.
  4. If you are requesting an I-20, send a copy of the photo page of your passport.
  5. 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 at

(512) 475-6810