To apply for admission to the English Language Institute (ELI), please provide the following:

  • Completed application form for admission.
  • Application Fee Form with $100.00 (non-refundable) application fee.
  • Official Transcripts from high school or secondary school and diploma or National Examination Result slip (One in original native language, one translated into English) – A professional evaluation may accelerate the admission process
  • Completed Confirmation of Financial Support form indicating financial ability.
  • Official bank statement
  • Application for Issuance of I-20
  • Photo copy of passport photo and information page
  • Housing Application (if living off campus, complete the Off-Campus Living Form)
  • Immunization Form (with appropriate immunization records)
  • Biographical Form
  • New Student Enrollment Fee Form with $100 new student enrollment fee

After receipt of the above information, a letter of acceptance along with additional information will be mailed to the applicant. After exiting the ELI and successfully completing the first semester out of the ELI with grades of C or better, students will receive 12 semester hours of undergraduate foreign language credit for ELI study.

For application information, please contact:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Attn: Nilma Stewart
C-N Box 72025
Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760
Fax: (865) 471-4817

For more information about the ELI, please contact:

English Language Institute
Attn: Barry Clark
C-N Box 71953
Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760
Telephone: (865) 471-3543
Fax: (865) 471-4748

R. Barry Clark

Director of the English Language Institute & Assistant Professor of English as a Second Language