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How to Apply

  • 12.01.2015

Your application will not be processed until you have submitted all required documents. 

All students who enroll in the ESOL program must:

 

1. STUDENTS SEEKING F-1 STATUS

The application may be faxed with supporting documents, but the original documents must be mailed or presented upon arrival.

Step 1

Submit the following:

  • Completed Form A-1 of GCU application form.
  • $100 application fee.
  • $100 SEVIS I-20 application fee.
  • Copy of passport information page.
  • Bank verification of sufficient funds for one academic year of study (approximately $20,000 USD).
  • If the student is not the bank account holder, the person responsible for the student's tuition, fees, and living expenses must provide an affidavit of support.
  • Proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR).
  • Proof of health insurance coverage 

Step 2

Once the student has submitted all the required documents, Georgia Central University will issue a form I-20 and acceptance letter within 15 business days.

It is recommended that the student apply to Georgia Central University's ESOL program at least 60 days prior to the start of the desired session of study.

Step 3

Step 4 (Students residing outside of the U.S.)

The student must go to the American Embassy or Consulate to apply for his or her visa. The student should bring the following:

  • Acceptance letter
  • Form I-20
  • Form I-901
  • All other documents required by the embassy or consulate

 

2. F-1 STUDENTS TRANSFERRING TO THE ESOL PROGRAM

Transfer students are required to be in good academic standing at their current school (with a 2.0 or higher GPA) as well as attending class regularly, in order to be admitted to the ESOL program. Transcripts are required from transfer students in order to prove current academic and attendance standing.

The application may be faxed with supporting documents, but the original documents must be mailed or presented upon arrival. 

Transfer students must submit the following:

  • Completed Transfer Clearance Form: The first page should be completed by the student and the second page should be completed by the International Student Advisor at the student's current school.
  • Completed Form A-1 of GCU application form.
  • $100 application fee.
  • $100 SEVIS I-20 application fee.
  • Copy of passport information page.
  • Copy of current I-20 form.
  • Bank verification of sufficient funds for one academic year of study (approximately $20,000 USD).
  • If the student is not the bank account holder, the person responsible for the student's tuition, fees, and living expenses must provide an affidavit of support.
  • Proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR).
  • Proof of health insurance coverage.

 

3. NON F-1 STUDENTS

The application may be faxed with supporting documents, but the original documents must be mailed or presented upon arrival. 

Submit the following: