ESL Student

Admissions

For our Online English program, you must be 12 or over. Please refer to POLY Live for details.

For our regular Intensive English Program, you must be 18 or over. If you are under 18, you must have completed high school. Additionally, you must have a basic understanding of the English language. You may satisfy the minimum English proficiency level by taking 16 weeks of POLY Live General English Classes.

How to Apply?

I don’t need an F-1 visa. I just want to learn English.

  1. Apply online. Pay the Application Fee ($75) and the applicable tuition.
  2. We will contact you before your scheduled start date for orientation with our student adviser.

Initial (I want to go to the USA. I need an F-1 visa.)

Step 1.

  1. Apply online. Pay the Application Fee ($150) and the Mailing and Handling Fee ($80).
  2. We will contact you for the following:
    • Copy of passport
    • Financial Statement (Documentary Evidence of Financial Support)
    • If you are under 18, copy of your high school diploma or transcript
  3. We will send you an acceptance packet by UPS. It includes an acceptance letter, SEVIS payment instructions, a Form I-20, and other applicable documents.

Step 2.

  1. Pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee ($350) to SEVP.
  2. Submit DS-160 online application for an interview with a consular officers.
  3. Contact a U.S. embassy or a consulate in your country to schedule an appointment.

Step 3.

  1. After you receive your F-1 student visa, contact us for other services and the new student orientation.  Please note that you may enter the US only up to 30 days before the scheduled start date on your I-20.

Transfer (I am in the USA. I want to transfer.)

  1. Apply online. Pay the Application Fee ($150).
  2. We will contact you for the below documents, which you can email us.
    • Copy of passport
    • Financial Statement (Documentary Evidence of Financial Support)
    • If you are under 18, copy of your high school diploma or transcript
    • I-20 from your current school.
  3. We will email you and your current school the below documents. You may pick up the documents in person.
    1. The Notice of Intention to Transfer to be completed by your current school.
    2. Acceptance letter
  4. Pick up your new I-20 in person.  Save the mailing fee.

C.O.S (I am in the USA. I want to change my visa to F-1)

  1. Apply online. Pay the Application Fee ($150)
  2. We will contact you for the following:
    • Copy of passport
    • Financial Statement (Documentary Evidence of Financial Support)
    • If you are under 18, copy of your high school diploma or transcript
  3. We will contact you to set up an appointment for you with our designated student adviser who can help you with the Change of Status to F-1 process.