Governors State University (GSU)

Intensive ESL Program [University Park, Illinois]

Intensive ESL Program

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)


A copy of the first page of your government issued passport.

 Bank Statement


A copy of a bank statement that indicates the equivalent of USD$27,500 (This is one year tuition and living expenses that we need to see to issue I-20 document for F-1 student visa). This bank statement must not be dated later than 6 months from the time of the application.

 Affidavit of Support


If the bank statement is in another person’s name, such as a parent’s name, then you must also submit an Affidavit of Support.

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