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Student Information
Are you applying to study online or in-person? *

                 Date of Birth:

(CESL applicants must be at least 18 years of age or have completed secondary school)

Gender *
Student Contact Information

(Student address in home country)

( NOTE: Agents must use the student's home address and email address. Failure to do so will result in the rejection of this application. You may enter the agency's email address in the "Agents" section below. Communication will be sent to you.)

Visa Information
Are you already in the U.S.? *
If you are already in the U.S., please indicate your Visa Type
Are you applying to transfer to CESL from another school in the U.S.? *

Submit transfer documents - see Terms and Conditions.

Will your spouse or children accompany you? *

If you answered YES, you need to submit the DEPENDENT I-20 REQUEST form (available for download HERE). You must also send CESL a copy of your spouse and/or child's passport and proof of relationship (marriage certificate for a spouse or birth certificate for children; translated into English). You must also show that you have additional funds in your bank account to cover the expenses for your dependents (an additional $1,000 per adult and $500 per child, per term).

Are you being represented by a placement agency? *

If you answered "Yes", please enter the agent's information below. All admissions correspondence will be sent to the agent by email.

I-20 Mailing Instruction

CESL will send you an electronic copy of your I-20 and you can print it for use at your visa interview and at the airport. However, you may also choose to receive your I-20 via DHL or FedEx using the E-ShipGlobal website. Receiving your immigration documents by courier is at your expense. DHL or FedEx mailing must be paid by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover only). When your I-20 is ready, CESL will send you instructions about registering and activating your account on the E-ShipGlobal website. The shipment must go to your own address (overseas for new students or in the USA for transfer students). Your immigration documents cannot be shipped to a different person.

Application Dates

Please indicate which session(s) you plan to attend at CESL. *

*Select ALL sessions you wish to attend.

*ALL students MUST attend registration on the CHECK-IN date, followed by testing and orientation days before their first session.

This table details when study sessions are available.
December 1 , 2022 January 12, 2023
February 1 , 2023 March 16, 2023
233 See "Community Engagement Program "
May 1 , 2023 June 8, 2023
July 1 , 2023 August 17, 2023
September 1 , 2023 October 16, 2023
Education Plans

What are your plans after completing CESL?

1) I will apply to the following degree program at SIU:
2) Other:
Where Did You Hear About CESL?