The English Language Institute
Queens College of the City University of New York
Students applying for an I-20
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(You must be a secondary school graduate.)

Before coming to the U.S. to study, you need an I-20 in order to obtain a student visa (F-1). To get an I-20, mail the following documents to the ELI Visa Office:

1. A completed ELI Application.

2. A completed Affidavit of Support Form* and financial support information.

3. A copy of your passport.

4. If you are under 18 years old, a copy of your high school diploma or university records.

5. A check or money order for $80 U.S. dollars payable to "Queens College" as payment for the nonrefundable I-20 application fee.

The ELI does not require proof of immunization. However, the Health Service Center at Queens College recommends that you be immunized against measles, mumps and rubella before you come to the US. It is a good idea to bring proof of any vaccinations you have had in your country with you when you come to the US.
Estimated expenses for the academic year:
NOTE: Expenses are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for two semesters : $5,200
Living expenses for one year: $16,048
Spouse: add $7,500
Child: add $5,000
Mail all documents to:
ELI Visa and Academic Advisement Office
Kiely Hall, Room 111, Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd. , Flushing, NY 11367-1597 USA
Visa Contact:
tel: 718-997-5718 fax: 718-997-5723
Acceptance to the ELI
You will be notified within one to two weeks after your application has been received whether or not you are accepted. The ELI will EXPRESS MAIL your official I-20 Immigration and Naturalization Certificate of Eligibility and your notice of admission.
You must present our I-20 and finanacial documentation to the American consular officer when you apply for your student visa.
Once you arrive in the U.S. , you must register in the ELI office in person and pay the semester's tuition in full plus a $20 registration fee. For new students, we cannot accept tuition through the mail, nor do we accept electronic transfers
Tuition and Refund Policy

Students who are currently in the United States