English Language Institute
Admission & Costs


Applications are accepted at all times of the year. Semester courses begin in August, January, May, and July. Availability of specific courses is based upon demand. Students must be 17 or older to study at the English Language Institute.

Upcoming Semesters

  • Summer One: Classes run May 19 – June 25
  • Summer Two: Classes run June 30 – August 6
  • Fall 2014: Classes run August 27 - December 13

NOTE: For each semester, two or three days of orientation and testing take place the week before the semester begins.

Apply online at www.arcadia.edu/ESL-application. Then send a copy of your passport photo page to ESL@arcadia.edu. Within a few weeks, a letter of acceptance will provide information on how to submit documents for an I-20 and where to send the $200 deposit. The $200 deposit ensures that you will be able to enroll in ELI classes and that we can start the visa application process. Click here for information on the visa application process.


2013-14 Tuition: Full-time Intensive English Program tuition is $5,000 for the Fall semester, $5,000 for the Spring semester, and $2,500 for each summer semester.

University fees: $330 Activity Fee per semester

Room and board: If needed, $5,000 to $6,000 per Fall/Spring semester and $2,500 to $3,000 for each summer semester. The Office of International Affairs can assist students with finding housing.

Textbooks: $150-$175 for Full-time; approximately $50 per course for part-time.

Parking: If needed, $60 per academic year (starting in September).

Health insurance: Arcadia University policy requires that each full-time student provide evidence of some form of health and hospitalization insurance coverage to supplement the medical care provided by the University's Student Health Service. This coverage may be in the form of an individual policy already in effect, or inclusion in a family policy.


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