Apply to the ESL Program

We look forward to receiving your application!

To learn about the ESL Program, review the program's web section. If you have questions about the visa application process, please review the information on our Immigration Information page. Please contact Theresa Howlett with questions about applying to the ESL program: howlett@gonzaga.edu

Application Checklist 

Before we can process your application and send your I-20, we must have the following application materials. All application materials should be submitted through the online application system.

  • A completed ESL Application form (click link below).
  • A copy of your passport.
  • Evidence of English training: transcripts that show English coursework OR an English test score such as Duolingo, iTEP, TOEFL, or IELTS.
  • A Financial Declaration signed by the person responsible for your educational expenses.
  • A supporting bank statement in the name of the person who signed the Financial Declaration. For sponsored students, please submit a financial guarantee letter from sponsoring organization or embassy.

For students transferring from another ESL program, please submit official transcripts or grade reports from your current institution.

Application Deadlines

Click the ESL Program Calendar for more details about the ESL Program dates and schedule.

Application deadline: December 7, 2021

Suggested date of arrival: January 5, 2022

January 6
New student orientation
January 7 New student orientation
January 10 New student orientation
January 13 Classes begin - mandatory immigration check in
January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No Classes
February 7 Faculty Curriculum Day - No Classes
February 14 Presidents' Day Holiday - No Classes
March 4 Last day of classes
 

Application deadline: February 10, 2022

Suggested date of arrival: March 13, 2022

March 14
New student orientation
March 15 New student orientation
March 16 New student orientation
March 17 Classes begin - mandatory immigration check in
April 15 Easter Holiday - No Classes
April 18 Easter Holiday - No Classes 
May 6 Last day of classes, ELC End of Semester Celebration
 

Application deadline: April 12, 2022

Suggested date of arrival: May 9, 2022

May 10 New student orientation + testing
May 11 New student orientation + mandatory immigration check in
May 18 Classes begin
May 24 Drop Date
May 30 Memorial Day - No Classes
 June 24 Last day of classes
 

Application deadline: April 12, 2022

Suggested date of arrival: June 26, 2022

June 27 New student orientation + testing
June 28 New student orientation + mandatory immigration check in
June 29 Classes begin
July 4 Independence Day Holiday - No Classes
July 5 Drop Date
August 5 Last day of classes
 

Application deadline: June 30, 2022

Suggested date of arrival: August 21, 2022

August 22
New student orientation + testing
August 23 New student orientation + mandatory immigration check in
August 24 New student orientation
August 30 Classes begin
September 5 Labor Day - No Classes
September 6 Drop Date
October 18 Last day of classes
 

Application deadline: September 21, 2022

Suggested date of arrival: October 18, 2022

October 19
New student orientation + testing
October 20 New student orientation + mandatory immigration check in
October 24 Founder's Day – No Classes
October 25 Classes begin
October 31 Drop Date
November 23 - 25 Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes
December 14 Last day of classes
 

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