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Students who require an initial I-20 to interview for an F-1 Student Visa at the US Consulate in their home country may apply for Summer 2021 programs or later. We intend to offer hybrid, in-person learning during the Spring semester which will permit F-1 student visa holders to enter the United States using an initial I-20 and study at Pace University. Due to SEVP and US Immigration guidance, we are not able to issue initial I-20s for our Fall 2020 programs that are 100% online. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Online, New York City and Westchester (White Plains) Applications

Please note that the English Language Institute only accepts online applications.

Student Applications

Understanding the Community Rate Waitlist

Effective April 2021, the Community Rate Waitlist has been added to the ELI Student Application providing a single application experience for all students. Eligible students will receive community rate waitlist details during the application process based on their application information.

Au Pairs and others who are eligible to study at our special community rate may submit the ELI Student Application and complete an online placement exam to reserve a space on our waitlist. Spaces are first come, first served. Our Admission team will contact you after receiving your application with placement exam instrucitons and how to provide proof of eligibility.

Other Application Processes

All documents submitted in support of an application for admission become the permanent possession of Pace University and cannot be returned to the applicant or photocopied for the applicant. For your records, please make photocopies of all materials submitted.

The ELI at Pace University does not use TOEFL/IELTS/Pearson scores or High School/College transcripts for admission. Do not submit either with your application.

The minimum age to enroll in our Intensive and Pre-Academic English programs is 16 years old.

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