Application Process

How does the application process work?

  • First, submit your IELP application and all the necessary documents. (See below.)
  • Next, IELP will issue an admission letter and send it to International Student Services.
  • Finally, International Student Services will issue an I-20 and ship it to you.

NOTE: It may take IELP and International Student Services 2-3 weeks to process your application, sometimes more in busy periods. Please allow for this in your planning.

Where can I get an IELP application?

What documents do I need to submit with my IELP application?

  • Copy of your Passport Information page
  • Financial guarantee
  • Current I-20 or DS-2019 if you are transferring from another U.S. university

What else do I need to know?

  • The form is called the “Immigration Verification Form” but it is also the IELP application.
  • The form will ask for your UALR ID number (T number). If you don’t have one, you can type “no ID.”
  • * IELP no longer uses a paper application form. You must fill out the online form. If you are having trouble with the online form, please contact us.

What if I need to change my application to a later semester?

If you received admission, but you can’t come until a later semester, you can fill out a Deferral Form.