Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Applicants for the ESL / TICE program must follow the steps below to be admitted:

1. Meet the admission criteria

Review the admission criteria linked below to make sure you are a candidate for admission.

View the ESL / TICE admission criteria >> 


2. Complete the international student application

Complete the international student application >>


3. Submit the application fee

The application fee for ESL, undergraduate, and graduate programs is $40 USD. The application fee for the doctoral program is $50 USD. No wire transfers or application fee waivers. 

4. If transferring, submit a clearance form

If you attended or are attending a US academic institution (including language programs) you must submit the A-State international student transfer clearance form. 

Download the international student transfer clearance form >>


5. Submit a bank letter

Submit an original or official financial/bank letter or statement in english issued by a bank or financial institution, along with a sponsorship letter from the sponsor. Financial and sponsorship documents must prove cash assets of at least $21,000 USD. 

6. Submit a copy of your passport

Please include a copy of your passport in your admission application packet.

7. Submit proof of two MMR immunizations

MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) immunization records are required to register for classes. Failure to submit proof will result in the student taking these shots upon arrival at A-State.

8. Submit high school diploma

Official Copy of High School Diploma in native language with translation in English.

9. Submit high school transcripts

Official Copy of high school transcripts in native language with translation in English. Minimum required grade point average is 2.3/4.0.

10. Scan and send your admissions material to ASU

Scan your required documents using this link.

11. Agreement To Submit Official Documents Upon Arrival