Students who want to study at the Intensive English Language Program must be non-native speakers of English,18 years of age by the first day of classes and must complete the following application process:
- Complete the application form on this website or request a brochure and application from email@example.com or call 216-875-9669.
- Send the non-refundable application fee ($40) with credit card information, a check or money order (drawn from a US bank in US dollars) made payable to Cleveland State University.
- If you are requesting an I-20 form to get an F-1 Student visa, send original documents showing financial support (see information below). All documents must be in English or sent with an official translation.
- Send a copy of your passport page so we can confirm the spelling of your name and your date of birth.
- Optional: If you are also applying to Cleveland State University, you can send your most recent high school or college transcripts (school records) translated into English.
- The application can be:
Mailed to: English as a Second Language Program
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, CE 103
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214 USA
Express Mailed to:
English as a Second Language Program
Cleveland State University
3100 Chester Avenue CE 103
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214 USA
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Faxed to: 216-687-5299
Emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Acceptance to the IELP does not guarantee acceptance to Cleveland State University. For information about admission to Cleveland State University, please go to http://www.csuohio.edu/internat/.
international students must show financial (tuition and
living expenses) support for the length of time that they plan
to study or at least one semester or summer session. (See
Costs on website). Financial documentation must be
sent in order for Cleveland State University to issue an I-20
form. The financial verification and I-20 must be presented
at the U.S. Embassy or consulate when applying for an
Please have two original financial documents prepared:
All documents must be in English, original, dated and issued within the past year. The originals must be in English or must be sent with official translations. You must have one or a combination of the following documents.
If your documents indicate an amount in a currency other
than U.S. dollars we will convert the amount according to the exchange
the day we receive your financial support documents.
When we receive your application, we will mail you a confirmation notice. If you have not received a confirmation notice within one month, please call us at (216) 875-9669. Please give us an e-mail address on your application, if you have one.
A. Go to Treasury Services-Cashier’s office (MC 1st floor) and pay by cash, check, or money order. If you are doing third party billing, speak with the ESL office.
B. You can also pay by electronic check or credit card (AE, MC, D) on Campusnet. If you have your id # and password, so you can pay on-line.
C. If paying by a Visa card, please go to Continuing Education office* (CE 103).
D. If you need to do a wire transfer (bank to bank), please get information from the ESL office (email@example.com or 216-875-9665).
E. If you are staying on campus, have Fenn Tower or Viking Hall information added to your ID card.
*If you pay at Continuing Education, it will take a few extra days to show up on your account.
Payment Plan (4 Payments)
A. Go to Treasury Services in order to set up the Budget Payment Plan. You must sign the form and give it to the Cashier’s Office (MC 1st floor) with the first payment. One fourth (1/4) of your bill is due at this time.
B. Payments may be given at the Continuing Education office (CE 103) if paying by Visa. The first payment is due the first week of classes. If you live in a residence hall, you will have to pay for your room at Treasury Services (MC Plaza) in order to have the information added to your ID card.
C. The types of payment are the same as above.
D. The ESL office will have information about the exact dates when payments are due.
*If you are not registered yet, the tuition will not show on your bill. Check your bill/campusnet for the exact date or with the IELP office if you are unsure.
Please note: Treasury Services will not accept payment on Visa cards. They will accept Mastercard, Discover or American Express with online payments. They will continue to accept cash, checks, money orders, traveler’s checks and bank wire transfers.
The Continuing Education office will continue to accept payment on Visa cards.
Your course fee will be refunded or your bill cancelled if you withdraw from a course based on the University schedule policy. Call (216) 875-9669 or stop by our office to withdraw. Online courses: The refund period for a semester is the first week of classes. The refund period for a 7-week session is the first day of classes.
If you need assistance, call us at (216) 687-2144 before
your first class meeting for information about classroom
If we have to cancel a class, we will notify you immediately. You may choose to transfer to another class or receive a full tuition refund.
Please contact the IELP/ESL offices at firstname.lastname@example.org if you will have a car and need to park on campus.
Please continue with this application if you are applying to the Intensive English Language Program only.