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ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

San Francisco State University (SF State)

Center for Global Engagement, American Language Institute (ALI) [San Francisco, California]

San Francisco Discover Program

Please Read Carefully Before You Apply

  1. Your online application will be emailed directly to your school. It is your responsibility to follow all instructions provided by your school to complete the application process. Applicants are advised to send all questions and correspondence directly to the admissions office of their chosen school to receive the necessary assistance to complete their enrollment.
  2. All courses have an application deadline that is determined by your school. You are strongly advised to submit your application at least 8 to 10 weeks prior to the course starting date.
  3. After submitting your online application, schools may request that you pay a tuition deposit and submit additional documents such as your financial statements. Schools may also require you to submit forms bearing your signature for security purposes. It is necessary to follow your school’s instructions carefully in order to complete the application process.
  4. Before applying to a program, contact the Embassy or Consulate to verify whether you will need to obtain a visa based upon your personal situation (i.e. diplomatic relations between your native and destination countries). If a visa is required, research which documents must be submitted along with your visa application. You are strongly advised to apply to your school far enough in advance to avoid possible delays to receive your student visa.

Required Documents

(You may upload documents with the application or send them to the school.)

 Copy of Passport (I.D. Page)

Instructions:

You may upload (or send to ALI later) a clear copy of your passport's information page.

 Bank Statement

Instructions:

You may upload (or send to ALI later) a financial letter or statement showing enough funds available to cover all academic and living expenses for the duration of your studies at the ALI. See Affidavit of Support Form for required amount and acceptable documents https://ali.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/documents/financial_0.pdf (NOT Required for SF Discover Applicants)

 Affidavit of Support

Instructions:

You may download, complete, sign and upload (or send to ALI later) the Financial Affidavit and Health Insurance Agreement (Click here) https://ali.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/documents/financial_0.pdf (NOT required for SF Discover Applicants)

 High School/College Transcript

Instructions:

If you want Conditional Eligibility Service, you may upload a clear copy of your high school and/or university transcript and diploma. (NOT Required from SF Discover Applicants)

 Additional Document: Conditional Eligibility Form

Instructions:

If you want Conditional Eligibility Service, download, complete, sign and upload (or sent to ALI later) the Conditional Eligibility Form (Click here). https://ali.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/documents/conditional.pdf (NOT Required from SF Discover Applicants)

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