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Academics and Applications

The ELC is currently accepting applications for Fall Quarter 2014. Applications for Winter Quarter 2015 open July 31st.

Classes at the ELC

The English Language Center is an intensive English language program. To be successful here, students MUST have some knowledge or prior study of English before they begin. The ELC does not offer basic ESL courses. Students must be able to read, write and speak English well enough to understand classroom commands, talk about family, home and themselves.  Students may take this quiz to see if they are ready to study at the ELC. 

If a student arrives at the ELC for orientation and testing and tests into a basic level he or she will be asked to transfer to another program.

The ELC offers six levels of intensive academic ESL classes. In each level, students take classes including reading, composition, listening/speaking/pronunciation, and grammar. For a full description of each level and the classes, see our Curriculum Page.

The ELC has three 10-week quarters, Fall, Winter, and Spring, each year.  Summer quarter is 9 weeks long.  The ELC follows the schedule of the University of Denver.  For more details, see our Academic Calendar.

Applying to the ELC

Take this quiz to see if you are ready to study at the ELC!

The ELC accepts applications throughout the year. A completed application packet includes:

  • A completed application form
  • A $75 non-refundable application fee
  • A copy of the passport namepage
  • An ORIGINAL letter of financial guarantee


After the ELC receives these four documents, we can process the application within one week.  After a student has applied and been accepted to the ELC, we will express mail an I-20 (certificate of eligibility for students).  The I-20 is the document students need to apply for a student visa.  Please submit your complete application with all requirements as soon as possible as space is limited for all quarters. Until you have submitted all application items and received an e-mail confirmation from the ELC, there is no guarantee that there is space available. ELC quarters fill quickly, and there is no waiting list.  For more details on the application documents and process, .


Before you apply - take this quiz to see if you are ready to study at the ELC!

2014 ELC Online Application