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For the Intensive English and Global Business English programs

Enrollment for the Fall 2014 Intensive English Program is closed. The next available term is Winter 2015 beginning January 7.

  • You must be at least 18 years old when your term of study begins.
  • No transcripts or test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) are required for the Intensive English program.
  • Global Business English (GLOBE) participants may be required to show proof of universitygraduation.
  • You must purchase health insurance from Drexel ELC during your studies.
  • See separate International Gateway application requirements for undergraduate conditionaladmission to Drexel University.

Apply online

You must use a credit card to apply online!  Here is what to do:

  • Complete the ELC online application and pay the $100 application fee and $60 express mail fee (if applicable).
  • Send all your required documents to Drexel ELC so that we can process your application. Requireddocuments include:

Apply by mail, email or fax

If you do not have a credit card, here is how to apply:

  1. Complete the ELC Application PDF form.
  2. Have the following documents to support your application:
  • Bank statement or other financial guarantee document
  • Copy of the bio page of your passport

     3.  Choose your method of payment for $100 application fee and $60 express mail fee (if applicable):

     4.  If you use a check, bank draft or money order, you must mail all your documents to Drexel ELC, 229N. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA.

      5.  If you pay through Western Union, you can send your documents by email scan to or by fax to +215-895-6775.  Include a copy of your Western Union receipt.

Visa & SEVIS Information  – How to apply for a student visa, pay your SEVIS fee, and what to do if your visa is denied.


Information for New Students – Including frequently asked questions, how to make payments, travel and arrival information, the ELC orientation program, and health insurance.


Please note: Admission to Drexel ELC does not imply or guarantee admission to Drexel or any other university. However, Drexel ELC can provide information about Conditional Admission programs, including the Drexel International Gateway. Admission information for all Drexel University graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as resources for prospective students, is available on the Drexel website.