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English Language Institute

Admissions Requirements

The English Language Institute is an on-campus, intensive language instruction program. Applicants must possess, at minimum, a high-school diploma or the equivalent.

ELI participants are considered undergraduate, non-degree students regardless of any credits earned or degrees awarded previously.

For admissions to the ELI program, the following checklist items must be provided

  1. Submit a completed application. ELI Participants will select the “Undergraduate Non-Degree” option for the desired beginning term. Pay the $30 USD admissions fee.
  2. Upload a copy of an unexpired passport on your application status page. We will also require a passport for any family member (spouse or dependent child) who will be traveling with you.
  3. Upload documentation of financial support on your application status page.
  4. Email a copy of your unofficial high school or college transcripts to info@csupueblo.edu.

Additional Information

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    Application Deadlines

    CSU Pueblo will accept rolling applications past deadlines.

    Fall Semester June 1
    Spring Semester November 1
    Summer Semester March 1
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    Documentation of Financial Support

    A financial statement regarding the resources available to the student during his or her stay in the United States is required. The combined amount of resources available to the student (and any dependents for whom the student is seeking a visa) must meet or exceed the annual cost of attendance.


    Acceptable examples of financial support are:

    • Family bank account (checking account) statement: Checking account statement from a financial institution that shows the account owner’s name, date of issue, and transactions for an entire month. The end-of-month balance is multiplied by 12 and must meet or exceed the cost of attendance for international undergraduate students. An updated statement will be required upon arrival on campus if the original statement provided is issued more than 60 days prior to the start of classes.
    • Family bank account (checking account) letter: Authenticated (notarized) statement from a financial institution that lists the name of the checking account owner, date of issue, and average end-of-month balance for the past year. The average end-of-month balance is multiplied by 12 and must meet or exceed the cost of attendance for international undergraduate students. An updated statement will be required upon arrival on campus if the original statement provided is issued more than 60 days prior to the start of classes.
    • Family bank account (savings account or liquid assets) statement: Savings account statement from a financial institution that shows the account owner’s name and date of issue. The savings balance must meet or exceed the cost of attendance for international undergraduate students. An updated statement will be required upon arrival on campus if the original statement provided is issued more than 60 days prior to the start of classes.
    • Family bank account (savings account or liquid assets) letter: Authenticated (notarized) statement from a financial institution that lists the name of the savings account owner, date of issue, and account balance. This savings balance must meet or exceed the cost of attendance for international undergraduate students. An updated statement will be required upon arrival on campus if the original statement provided is issued more than 60 prior to the start of classes.
    • Letter of pledged support from a sponsor along with accompanying bank information (see description of acceptable bank documents above).
    • Statement of approved loan or line-of-credit from a financial institution.
    • Scholarship letter.
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    English Language Proficiency Scores

    An applicant must demonstrate the listed minimum level of English proficiency on one of the following exams:

    Programs

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based (TOEFL iBT)
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    All Undergraduate Programs (Except Nursing)
    173 61 5.5
    All Nursing and MBA Programs
    213 79-80 6.0

    Exemptions to the English proficiency requirement:

    • English Language Institute participants
    • Applicants who speak English as a first language and are residents of the following countries: 
      • Australia
      • The Bahamas
      • Barbados
      • Belize
      • Botswana
      • Cameroon
      • Canada
      • Dominica
      • Eritrea
      • Ethiopia
      • Fiji
      • The Gambia
      • Ghana
      • Grenada
      • Guyana
      • India
      • Ireland
      • Jamaica
      • Kenya
      • Kiribati
      • Kingdom of the Netherlands
      • Lesotho
      • Liberia
      • Malawi
      • Malta
      • Marshall Islands
      • Mauritius
      • Federated States of Micronesia
      • Namibia
      • Nauru
      • New Zealand
      • Nigeria
      • Pakistan
      • Palau
      • Papua New Guinea
      • Philippines
      • Rwanda
      • Saint Kitts and Nevis
      • Saint Lucia
      • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
      • Samoa
      • Seychelles
      • Sierra Leone
      • Singapore
      • Solomon Islands South Africa
      • South Sudan
      • Sudan
    • Applicants who attended a school where English was the primary mode of instruction for 2 years. (A verification letter from the school is required).
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    Transcripts

    For academic coursework pursued at a non-U.S. institution, Colorado State University Pueblo requires students to provide and pay for translated, certified, and authenticated documents via a third-party agency authorized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services regardless of a student's residency status.

    The following agencies are approved by CSU Pueblo and will ensure a more rapid acceptance and evaluation of transfer credits:

    Course-by-course evaluations:

    Comprehensive evaluations for high school, secondary, higher education, and university level documents:

    Report requirements:

    The evaluation report must include a copy of the foreign credential and contain the following items:

    • Evaluation and verification of official documentation
    • US equivalence for each educational credential
    • Course-by-course analysis, including credits
    • Unit (high school), credit (university-level), and grade equivalents
    • Established US equivalent degree or years of study for higher education documents submitted
    • US grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
    • Date of graduation, if applicable
    • Accrediting body information

    In addition, official transcripts, along with a complete set of mark sheets, must be submitted from the sending institution (NOTE: usually the agencies above can forward official copies of transcripts and mark sheets to CSU Pueblo with the student approval).

    Transcripts must show courses taken, grades earned, length of classes, and length of school terms.

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    Student Visa Requirements

    Colorado State University Pueblo will issue a form I-20 to student applicants (and any accompanying dependents) after all documents required for admission are received and the student has been admitted. The I-20 is a required form to obtain the student (F-1) visa from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    Step-by-Step Instructions for Obtaining and Maintaining a Student Visa:

    1. Complete the SEVIS form (I-901) and pay the SEVIS fee. This can be completed using a paper or an online option (see link). If completing a paper form, please take this action as early as possible to allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement time to receive and process.
    2. Contact the nearest American Embassy Visa Section and arrange an interview. The Form I-20 is issued to you by CSU Pueblo. Proof of SEVIS payment, and any other documentation required by the embassy, must be presented at the time of the interview.
    3. Visit Colorado State University Pueblo’s Office of the Registrar upon arrival to campus. CSU Pueblo is required to ensure that you have arrived on campus.

    For more information about the SEVIS form and fee, please visit U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    Transfer and Graduate Students:

    Students who have previously attended another college/university in the United States must also provide a SEVIS Release Form completed by the prior college/university in order for CSU Pueblo to issue a new I-20.

    Download SEVIS Release Form

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