[UPDATED: January 6, 2022] Applications for 2022 are now open! Please note that due to COVID-19, your desired study abroad options may be affected. ApplyESL recommends applying well ahead of your desired start date to ensure adequate time for processing. Contact your program, or ApplyESL, to check program status, and your local embassy or consulate to confirm visa services currently available. We look forward to receiving your application!

California State University, Sonoma

Sonoma State American Language Institute (SSALI) [Rohnert Park, California]

University Pathways

Please Read Carefully Before You Apply

  1. Your online application will be e-mailed directly to the school. It is your responsibility to follow the instructions provided by the school in order to complete the application process. Applicants are advised to send questions directly to the school admissions office to ensure the quickest response.
  2. Some courses may have an application deadline that is determined by the school. You are strongly advised to submit your application well before the course start date.
  3. When submitting your online application, prepare to send a copy of your passport to the school. You may be requested to pay a tuition deposit and submit additional documents such as a bank statement. Your school may also require you to submit forms with your signature for security purposes. Please follow instructions carefully in order to complete the enrollment process.
  4. You must obtain a student visa in order to legally enter the United States and enroll in your chosen English program. When applying for your student visa, you will submit the I-20 Form received from your school, and other documents, to the United States Embassy or Consulate. We encourage you to apply to your school far in advance of your start date, in case you experience delays receiving your student visa.

Required Documents

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

 Copy of Passport (I.D. Page)


Submit a copy of the biographical page of your passport

 Bank Statement


Financial support or bank statement showing at least $10,880.00 USD

 English Test Score


Copy of English test score from this list of Accepted English Test Scores
o TOEFL iBT 50+
o IELTS 5.0+
o TOEIC (Listening/Reading) 500+
o CET-4 (China) 450+
o EIKEN (Japan) 2000+
o Duolingo 75+
o Pearson PTE 38+
o Cambridge 145+
o ITEP Academic 3.2+

 High School/College Transcript


Submit proof of high school graduation and copies of official transcripts in English

 Additional Document: Transcripts processed by 3rd Party Servicer


o WES (Western Education Services) student completes their application and WES will request transcripts from institution(s)
o SpanTran (Will accept copies of official transcripts) student will also need to have official transcripts sent directly to them

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