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Sign Up for In-Person Classes

If you have any questions, please contact us at esl@ou.edu

Select the best description of your application type below. Instructions for completing the application will appear. When you are ready to begin, create your application account.

NOTE: You can apply to CESL even if you are not planning to study at the University of Oklahoma. However, if you want to study at the University of Oklahoma after finishing at CESL, you can complete another admission form later. If you have any questions, please contact us at esl@ou.edu! We will be happy to help you!

 

Create an Account

  • Go to the application site and click "register" to create an account.
  • After the account is created, verify it with the instructions provided to you by email (you will not be able to submit an application until your email has been verified).
  • You are now ready to apply to CESL.

Collect Your Documents

You will need:

  • A copy of your passport that contains your picture and exact spelling of your name.
  • Personal or Sponsor’s bank statement* showing financial ability to attend CESL program (must be within the past 90 days). Applicants must show a source of funds sufficient to pay for all expenses and costs while in the CESL program. (*If the bank statement is not in the student’s name, then you must submit a sponsor support letter signed by the bank account holder.) Download the Sponsor Support Letter form.
  • If your family is coming with you, include passport copies of any dependents (spouse, child).
  • Scan your documents and be ready to upload them as part of your application.

All application information, attachments and file names must be in English.

Be Ready to Pay an Application Fee

You will be asked to pay the application fee by credit card or bank card.

Complete, Sign, and Submit Your Application

  • After you successfully submit the application for CESL’s full time academic English program, we will issue you an I-20.
  • After you receive your I-20, you should apply for an F-1 visa at the appropriate United States consulate. You can find more information about applying for a visa on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website.
  • If the COVID-19 situation prevents you from obtaining a visa, you may join the online program or defer your in-person enrollment to a later date.

Important information

I-20

  • If you want your I-20 to be for less than one year, please notify CESL immediately after applying.
  • Currently, I-20s are being delivered electronically due to the COVID pandemic.

Notifying CESL

You must contact CESL at least two weeks prior to the start of your session. Tell us if you have received your student visa and will be joining us at CESL, or if you were denied the visa.

Admission to the University of Oklahoma

Admission to the University of Oklahoma is NOT required to enroll at CESL. Applicants wishing to also be admitted to the university will be required to submit a separate admission form and provide additional documentation.

Create an Account

  • Go to the application site and click "register" to create an account.
  • After the account is created, verify it with the instructions provided to you by email (you will not be able to submit an application until your email has been verified).
  • You are now ready to apply to CESL.

Collect Your Documents

You will need:

  • A copy of your passport that contains your picture and exact spelling of your name.
  • Personal or Sponsor’s bank statement* showing financial ability to attend CESL program (must be within the past 90 days). Applicants must show a source of funds sufficient to pay for all expenses and costs while in the CESL program. (*If the bank statement is not in the student’s name, then you must submit a sponsor support letter signed by the bank account holder.) Download the Sponsor Support Letter form.
  • If your family is coming with you, include passport copies of any dependents (spouse, child).
  • A copy of your scholarship letter.
  • Your sponsor’s contact information.
  • Scan your documents and be ready to upload them as part of your application.

All application information, attachments and file names must be in English.

Be Ready to Pay an Application Fee

You will be asked to pay the application fee by credit card or bank card.

Complete, Sign, and Submit Your Application

  • After you successfully submit the application for CESL’s full time academic English program, we will issue you an I-20.
  • After you receive your I-20, you should apply for an F-1 visa at the appropriate United States consulate. You can find more information about applying for a visa on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website.
  • If the COVID-19 situation prevents you from obtaining a visa, you may join the online program or defer your in-person enrollment to a later date.

Important information

I-20

  • If you want your I-20 to be for less than one year, please notify CESL immediately after applying.
  • Currently, I-20s are being delivered electronically due to the COVID pandemic.

Notifying CESL

You must contact CESL at least two weeks prior to the start of your session. Tell us if you have received your student visa and will be joining us at CESL, or if you were denied the visa.

Create an Account

  • Go to the application site and click "register" to create an account.
  • After the account is created, verify it with the instructions provided to you by email (you will not be able to submit an application until your email has been verified).
  • You are now ready to apply to CESL.

Collect Your Documents

You will need:

  • Your permanent resident card or a copy of your passport that contains your picture and exact spelling of your name.
  • Scan your documents and be ready to upload them as part of your application.

Be Ready to Pay an Application Fee

  • You will be asked to pay the application fee by credit card or bank card.

Sign and Submit Your Application

  • After you successfully submit the application for CESL’s full time academic English program, you will receive a confirmation email.

Create an Account

  • Go to the application site and click "register" to create an account.
  • After the account is created, verify it with the instructions provided to you by email (you will not be able to submit an application until your email has been verified).
  • You are now ready to apply to CESL.

Collect Your Documents

You will need:

  • Copies of your visa, I-20 and I-94 documents.
  • A copy of your passport that contains your picture and exact spelling of your name.
  • Personal or Sponsor’s bank statement* showing financial ability to attend CESL program. (must be within the past 90 days) Applicants must show a source of funds sufficient to pay for all expenses and costs while in the CESL program. (*If the bank statement is not in the student’s name, then you must submit a sponsor support letter signed by the bank accountholder.)
  • If your family is coming with you, include passport copies of any dependents (spouse, child).
  • If you are a scholarship student, you must also include your scholarship letter and your sponsor contact information.
  • Scan your documents and be ready to upload them as part of your application.

All application information, attachments and file names must be in English.

Sign Up for Online Classes

If you have any questions, please contact us at esl@ou.edu.

To apply for online classes:

  1. Go to the application site and click "register" to create an account.
  2. Check your email and verify your account.
  3. Apply to CESL Online by following the instructions on the application site.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email.