English Language Program
Georgia Southern University


Admission to the English Language Program

Now accepting applications for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 sessions.
To apply, complete the following documents and send to the English Language Program Center.


  • Complete the online application here.

Application Fee

  • You can pay the $50 fee online, check (drawn on a U.S bank), or a U.S. Postal money order that is made payable to Georgia Southern University-ELP. Upon completing your application, you will receive a link with instructions to pay your application fee.

Official Financial Document

  • This is only required for students who are seeking an F-1(student) visa to come and study in the United States. Legal permanent residents do not need this.  This document must demonstrate that you or your guarantor have enough money to pay all of your educational and living expenses for at least one academic year.  The amount must be more than $25,731. Print the Guarantor/Sponsor (International Student Financial Support) form here.

To be acceptable, the financial document must:

  • be printed on professional letterhead stationary or contain the bank’s official stamp or seal,
  • be signed in ink by a bank official,
  • state the type of currency,
  • state the specific amount that is currently in the account or specifically state the funds on deposit are “greater than $__________ U.S. dollars”
  • be an original document. Photocopies, faxes, and downloaded or scanned documents cannot be accepted.  Note: You can also submit a notarized copy of a bank statement containing the above details
  • be less than six months old.
  • If you are bringing dependents (children and/or spouse), an additional $3,586 per dependent must be documented.

Additional Notes:

  • If your bank cannot provide a letter in English, the original letter must be submitted along with an official translation
  • Look at the Sample Financial Document to see what it should look like.
  • SEVIS Biographical Data Form
  • Copy of your high school diploma
  • Copy of your passport ID page


Send all documents to:  

First class and air mail:

Division of Continuing Education
English Language Program
P.O. Box 8124
Statesboro, GA, 30460

(UPS, DHL, FedEx, etc):

English Language Program
Division of Continuing Education
847 Plant Drive
Statesboro, GA, 30458

Last updated: 6/1/2018

mail mail

Division of Continuing Education, English Language Program • PO Box 8124 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5555 • elp@georgiasouthern.edu