Application Steps

Thank you for your interest in the UW-Milwaukee Intensive English Program! To apply to our program please follow the directions below.

We look forward to hearing from you and to assisting you with the application process.

To apply to the Intensive English Program, you must complete different application steps depending on your requested or current visa status. Please click the appropriate link below to learn more about the required application steps based on your visa status.

Please note: If someone who is not the applicant wishes to assist the applicant with his or her application, the applicant must email el-academy@uwm.edu to confirm that this person has permission to assist with his/her application. 

F-1 Visa Students

Those applying for an F-1 Visa must complete the applications steps below. The application deadline is one month before the Session Start Date. However, since you are requesting an F-1 visa in a timely manner, you will need an I-20. So, we advise that you apply two or more months in advance to insure that you receive your I-20 and can apply for your visa. When an application is complete, it takes 10-15 business days to process for an admission decision. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the English Language Academy at el-academy@uwm.edu.

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Registration Form
Complete the ELA New Student Registration Form
*Please note: New students are permitted to apply for Month 2 in the Fall and Spring semesters. However, new students must be aware that they will be joining a class already in session.
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Application Fee
Pay the non-refundable application fee of $160, either in person or online. Please email us a copy of your receipt of payment to el-academy@uwm.edu.
(Do not mail cash or checks. Please note: our online payment system will only accept Visa and Mastercard.)
3
Passport Copy
Send a photocopy of your passport via mail or email, or bring it into the ELA Office in Curtin Hall, Room 672
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Additional Documentation

Please note: If someone who is not the applicant wishes to assist the applicant with his or her application, the applicant must email el-academy@uwm.edu to confirm that this person has permission to assist with his/her application.

Non-F1 Visa Students

Students who do not want to or do not need to apply for an F-1 visa must complete the applications steps below. This includes U.S. residents, F-2 visas, B visas, H visas, E visas, and K visas. There are 3 steps in the application process. The application deadline is one month before the Session Start Date. When an application is complete, it takes 10-15 business days to process for an admission decision. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the English Language Academy at el-academy@uwm.edu.

1.
Registration Form
Complete the ELA New Student Registration Form
*Please note: New students are permitted to apply for Month 2 in the Fall and Spring semesters. However, new students must be aware that they will be joining a class already in session.
2.
Application Fee
Pay the non-refundable application fee of $160, either in person or online. Please email a copy of your receipt to el-academy@uwm.edu.
(Do not mail cash or checks. Please note: our online payment system will only accept Visa and Mastercard.)
Please note: If someone who is not the applicant wishes to assist the applicant with his or her application, the applicant must email el-academy@uwm.edu to confirm that this person has permission to assist with his/her application.

Confirmation of Registration

The ELA Programs Office will confirm your registration once the application form, necessary documents and initial payment are received.

It is important that you follow the application steps directly for the correct visa status. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the English Language Academy at el-academy@uwm.edu.