To apply, please mail the following items:

  • A completed and signed Application Form
  • A completed, signed, and separate financial guarantee letter from your sponsor in English 
  • A photocopy of your current passport visa page
  • A photocopy of your current I-20 (if you have one already)
  • A score of 12 on this test. (Note that we no longer offer a beginner course level at the ELC)
    • A score of 9, 10, or 11 may be eligible for the lowest level English language course offered by the ELC. However, we cannot guarantee that, with standard effort and attendance, you can be successful at this level. Students who are not able to pass all classes in a level are required to repeat the same level in a subsequent semester. Please be mindful of this information in continuing to pursue admission to the ELC.
    • A score of 8 or below means we do not have a class to accommodate your current level of English language proficiency. We recommend that you continue to study English at another institution and welcome you to look into our program again in the future.
  • $150 non-refundable enrollment fee which will be applied toward tuition for enrolled students. Make check payable to Michigan State University)

Fees are non-refundable

Note that when you apply for government sponsorship it can be applied for the current semester only. That is, if government sponsorship is received during any given semester, the ELC will cooperate fully in making sure the student receives the applicable refund and will bill the sponsor for tuition accordingly. If the government sponsorship is obtained by the student on or after the first Saturday following Finals Week (at the end of the semester), the ELC will not be able to initiate a refund for the completed semester.

Mail to:

Admissions Secretary 
English Language Center 
Michigan State University 
Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Road Room B-230
East Lansing, Ml 48824-1027 USA

Telephone: 517-353-0800 
Fax: 517-432-1149