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Apply: English Language Institute

International Requirements for Admission

Applicants must...

  • be at least 17 years of age (some exceptions apply).
  • have successfully completed the equivalent of a high school/secondary school education. Verification may be requested.
  • show evidence of high beginning to low advanced English proficiency. A short writing sample or interview with staff may meet this requirement.

Application Checklist

To apply, applicants must provide the following items, by mail or email to

- Completed and signed application form

- Completed Affidavit of Financial Support and bank letter (F-1 students only)

Please complete and sign the Affidavit of Financial Support 2024-2025 form and submit a Bank Letter (original or color scan)

  • The bank letter should:
    • Include the name of the account holder and the amount in the account
    • Specify the type of account (e.g., savings, checking, time deposit, etc.) and the currency of the account
    • Have the sponsor's name
  • Please also ensure that the bank account owner is the sponsor who completes and signs the Affidavit of Support form
  • North Central accepts original letters or color scans of original letters. Please have the document stamped and/or signed by a bank official and translated into English.

- Copy of your passport identification page

- Evidence of high beginning to low advanced English proficiency. A short writing sample or interview with staff may meet this requirement.

- $100 deposit fee: Fee can be paid by a check made out to North Central College drawn on a U.S. or U.S-affiliate bank OR a credit card (include a completed Credit Card Payment Authorization Form)

F-1 Students Transferring from a U.S. Institution Must Submit:

-Transfer Verification Form completed by your current international student advisor

- A copy of your current I-20 Form


F-1 Students Who Need I-20's For Dependents Must Submit:

- Dependent passport identification page(s)

- Proof of additional funds to support family members (see Affidavit of Financial Support form for details and estimate)

Documents to Submit with the Application:

- Completed and signed Student Health Record with proof of immunization 

- Completed Housing Application & Roommate Questionnaire

Document Submission

Mailing Address:
North Central College
English Language Institute
30 N Brainard Street, CM 276
Naperville IL 60540 USA

If scanning copies, email Kate Pope, ELI Director. 

Couldn't find what you were looking for?

If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to contact our director Katherine Pope.

  • Email:
  • Phone: 630-637-5271
  • Fax: 630-637-5295
  • Skype: kate_pope_ncc
  • WeChat: kpope_ncc_eli
  • Street Address: Abe House, 48 East Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
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