North Central College - Naperville, IL

How to Apply to the ELI

Requirements for Admission:

  • You must be at least 17 years of age
  • You must have successfully completed high school/secondary school

Application Checklist:
In order to apply to the English Language Institute, students must submit the following items (additional documentation may be requested):

All Applicants:

____ Completed and signed application form
____  Copy of your passport identification page (include copies of your visa page and I-94 card if you are already in the U.S.)
____  The $100 application fee can be paid by:
  *Check made out to North Central College drawn on a U.S. or U.S-affiliate bank     OR
  *Credit card (include a completed Credit Card Payment Authorization Form)

All Students Requiring an I-20 for F-1 Student Visa Status:

Proof of Financial Support Students must demonstrate funding for the terms they plan to attend. The program cost is estimated at $7,829 per term. Students who plan to attend more than two terms must demonstrate funding for at least three academic terms, which is estimated at $23,487.
Source of Funds Documentation Required
____ Personal Funds Original Bank Letter (less than 6 months old) from the Applicant's Bank
____ Family / Sponsor Original Bank Letter (less than 6 months old) AND Signed Sponsor
Affidavit of Support (Page 2 of the ELI Application Form)
____ Scholarship Official Letter from the Sponsoring Institution Stating the Specific Dates
and Amount of the Scholarship Award

F-1 Students Transferring from a U.S. Institution Must Also Submit:

____  A Transfer Verification Form completed by your current international student advisor
____ A copy of your current I-20 Form

Send all documents by mail to:
North Central College
Office of Admission
30 N Brainard Street
Naperville IL 60540 USA

Note:  Admitted students will need to submit the following documents before arrival and may choose to submit them with the initial application:

____ Completed and signed Student Health Record with proof of immunization for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and tetanus/diphtheria (TD or Tdap)
____  Completed Housing Application & Roommate Questionnaire


Estimated Program Costs for I-20
Students entering the English Language Institute in Winter 2014 must demonstrate $23,487 for I-20 issuance based on the cost estimates below:

Costs Winter
Summer I
Summer II
Tuition & Fees $3,930 $3,930 $1,470 $1,470
Room* & Board $3,109 $3,109 $1,537 $1,537
Activity Fee & Books $150 $150 $100 $100
Personal Expenses $340 $340 $197 $197
Insurance (estimate) $300 $300 $98 $98
TOTAL (per term) $7,829 $7,829 $3,402 $3,402