How to Apply

English Language Institute Application Instructions

Admission Deadlines:

Deadlines for all applicants seeking admission:

  • Fall Semester: May 15 to begin program in mid August.

  • Spring Semester: October 15 to begin program in early January.

  • Summer Semester: February 15 to begin program in mid May.

Deadlines are established to help ensure that admission can be completed and immigration documents prepared for you to take to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country to apply for a student visa in a timely matter.

A $45.00 UNK fee must be paid when you submit the online application. An additional $50.00 ELI Placement Test Fee is required along with a $40.00 Express Mail/Courier Fee for secure Federal Express shipment of all Immigration documents (Form I-20/DS-2019 and Admission Letter). Payment of the ELI Placement Test Fee and the Express Mail/Courier Fee must be accomplished using the online payment links in Step II.


Contact the International Admission office with questions at intladmin@unk.edu or by calling 308-865-8157.