How to Apply

#1 COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION

Eligible students may fill out the ELI APPLICATION online here or download this PDF.

Are you eligible? Students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma
  • Provide either a) transcripts for a non-English speaking institution or b) English language test scores from an internationally recognized proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) demonstrating proficiency levels below the equivalent of C1 on the CEFR.

#2 SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS

#3 IF YOU REQUIRE AN F-1 STUDENT VISA

  • VALID PASSPORT: a copy of the biographical page
  • BANK STATEMENT (required if you need an I-20 form)
    • It must show that you, or your sponsor, have at least $14,965 USD to support you during your studies at Mercer.
    • If you have dependents, you will need to show additional funding ($6,000 USD for a spouse, $4,000 USD per child).
    • The statement must be in English and must be dated within the past 6 months.

#3 SEND US EVERYTHING BY EMAIL, FAX, OR MAIL

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F-1 VISA REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the ELI Application, Academic Record, and Application Fee, you must also submit a Passport Copy and a Bank Statement.

Once you have been accepted, we will email you instructions on how to receive your Form I-20.

Upon receiving your I-20 package, you will pay the $350 SEVIS Fee Online (Form I-901) www.fmjfee.com. Please print your SEVIS I-901 receipt to bring to the visa interview, along with your I-20.

After obtaining an F-1 visa, please email us to confirm your arrival at eli@mercer.edu.